BIG SPENDER: Auction items were a huge hit at the Captain's Dinner and went for big dollars.
BIG SPENDER: Auction items were a huge hit at the Captain's Dinner and went for big dollars. Matt Collins

Captains' auction brings in big bucks for good cause

THIS year's auction event at the Dinner with the Captains was another huge success.

Thanks to the big hearts of South Burnett businesses and residents, close to $20,000 was raised from the popular auctions.

Considering there is still money to be counted from the sales of the dinner, drinks and the raffles, this year's Relay For Life events are sure to bring in another impressive total.

A great number of items were donated to the Captain's Dinner event - including sporting event experiences, advertising packages, concert tickets, and so much more.

The auction items had something for everyone.

But the highlight of the event was the bidding on the Brisbane Broncos Ultimate Experience.

As the bidding escalated, so did the inclusions to the prize.

Relay For Life patron and host of the event, Carl Rackemann, was overwhelmed as Captain's guest and former Bronco Michael Hancock continually whispered the additional extras in his ear.

The item started off as four tickets to a Broncos game and a tour of their training facility.

By the time the bidding had finally ended, it had escalated dramatically.

The highest bidder received four tickets to a Broncos game, a personalised tour of the facilities with Michael Hancock, four Broncos jerseys signed by the entire team and four $100 betting vouchers.

The sporting-lover's dream experience ending up going for a whopping $3050.

Other highlights of the auctions were the dinner for eight people at a venue of your choice with your own personal chef, which went for $1100.

A signed and boxed cricket bat by former Australian captain, Allan Border, went under the hammer for $875.

An eight-seater corporate box at Pat Rafter Arena went for $1200.

It was another great auction at the Captain's Dinner with all funds raised going to cancer research.