Motorcycle Auction Raises $69,000 to Help Vets and First Responders

Recently Compass had the great pleasure of working with two incredible organizations — the iconic American brand, Indian Motorcycle, and an innovative charity organization, Motorcycle Missions (MM), which focuses on helping military vets and first-responders recover from PTSD.

On the block was two very special bikes custom built by two MM teams: Team Austin and Team Dallas. Both bikes started off as stock Indian Chief Darkhorse motorcycles (donated by Indian Motorcycles). Working with MM and founder, Krystal Hess, each team stripped down the bikes and recreated them as must-see, completely one-of-a-kind works of art. See the bikes here (

In an interview with, Hess says the participants learn to cope with the effects of PTSD through what she calls “Motorcycle Therapy.”

“On the battlefield, they’re taught to move, shoot, and communicate,” Hess explains. “When they come home they don’t have that focus, they don’t have that mission anymore.”

At MM, she says, participants gain a new sense of “mission” through team work and collaboration.

At the auction event — held during Sturgis Bike Week (Sturgis,SD) and webcast nationally via the Compass Auctions website — that collaboration paid off big. A lively session of bidding led to a final tally of $69,000 — with winning bids of $28,000 for Team Dallas’ bike and $41,000 for Team Austin’s bike. 

“The auction raised a lot of money and created a ton of awareness for a really important cause,” says Compass Auctions President Paige Holt. “These men and women put their lives at risk for ALL of us. Knowing that the evening’s proceeds are going to help in their recovery makes the success so much sweeter.”

For more information on this event or any upcoming MM events, please visit

Indian Motorcycles, Motorcycle Missions and Compass Auctions are currently planning for future auction events. Check back for more info and updates coming soon.

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— WT

Compass Auctions Congratulates Pink! on Being Voted BEST SPECIAL EVENT

Compass Auctions Congratulates Pink! on Being Voted BEST SPECIAL EVENT


Pink! is a celebration of life for breast cancer patients and survivors raising more than $2.4 million since 2006 to benefit the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, ensuring our community has access to the most advanced breast cancer treatments available.

The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center works to maintain the highest level of breast care available by following the stringent guidelines of the American College of Radiology (ACR®), the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC®), and the National Consortium of Breast Centers.

Pink! also helped fund Memorial’s two Mobile Health Coaches which travel thousands of miles each year, visiting 24 counties in Eastern Tennessee and five counties in North Georgia. The 40-foot coaches provide the latest in breast cancer screenings to women, many of whom might not otherwise have been able to afford or access screenings. In 2014, more than 4,500 women received screenings on the coaches.

The Benefit Auction Division at Compass Auctions & Real Estate has been involved in helping Pink! plan and execute successful fundraising auctions for the last several years.  Benefit Auction Specialist and Compass President, Paige Holt, looks forward to the opportunity to assist organizations like Pink! conduct a prolific event.  ”We work diligently prior to the event and behind the scenes to strategically create a fluid and prosperous event for our organizations,” commented Mrs. Holt.  ”Having a professional auctioneer and auction staff in place to pilot the fundraising portion of the event is the key to success.”

Pink! was voted BEST SPECIAL EVENT by the readers of the Chattanooga Times Free Press for 2013 and 2014. The Pink! committee and staff of Memorial Foundation are grateful for the support by the community for this event.






Pink! 2016 will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016.  Contact Team Compass to help you develop your next fundraising event.

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Chattanooga, TN – Compass Auctions & Real Estate is pleased to announce that the Auction Firm has been selected to host both the online and live auction of a one-off custom KTM 450 in cooperation with RedBull Media House to benefit the Kurt CaselliFoundation.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a unique piece of history,” said Steven Holt, Vice President of Compass. “It is truly an honor not only to conduct the auction, but to work to benefit such a great organization.”

This exclusive build of motocross history was completed by none other than the most prolific custom designer of our era, Roland Sands. The design was inspired by the original documentary “On Any Sunday” released in 1971. This motorcycle is a blend of motocross history with a 2015 KTM 450.

This tribute to Kurt Caselli, his love for motocross and people will be debuted during the preview of “On Any Sunday – The Next Chapter” on October 22nd in Hollywood, California. This epic film has been produced in cooperation with RedBull Media House, Freeride Entertainment, and supported by KTM & Skullcandy.

Compass Auctions & Real Estate is providing the platform for the online auction currently taking place. Steven Holt will auction off the custom bike live at the RedBull Day in the Dirt event on November 29th, 2014 at Glen Helen Raceway in California. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Kurt Caselli Foundation to help protect the lives of off-road riders.

The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in 2013. The focus of the foundation is the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. “He just did it for the love, the sheer love of it,” commented Roland Sands referring to Kurt Caselli. “It’s guys like that, that really make motorcycling what it is.”

Register now to bid on this unparalleled piece of motocross history at Be sure to watch “On Any Sunday – The Next Chapter” coming to a theater near you, and join us November 29th, 2014 as we celebrate the life of Kurt Caselli and raise funds for this exceptional foundation.

Compass Auctions & Real Estate hosts offices in both Chattanooga & Nashville, Tennessee. A full service auction & real estate firm, specializing in Live and Online auctions events featuring industrial – investment recovery auctions, real estate, government, municipal, farm & construction equipment, charity events & more.


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