For Release Monday, February 6, 2012
“Facebook” Auction for Cooper Children Trust Fund Feb 8-17
Canadian Cowboy Country magazine and friends band together for families of fallen cowboys
EDMONTON — February 6, 2012 — Canadian Cowboy Country magazine, along with Lindsey Edge and Dee Roy are banding together to host an online auction on Facebook to raise money for the Cooper Children’s Trust Fund.
Cam Cooper, 40, and his brother Wade, 44, died in northern Saskatchewan June 28, 2011 in a float plane crash that also claimed the lives of three others. Both Cam and Wade left behind a wife and three children.
The Cooper brothers were well known in cattle country for their exploits on the rodeo circuit and as working cowboys. Cam was a former bronc rider with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, and Wade was manager of Heartland Livestock in Prince Albert. Cam and Wade are the brothers of Ash Cooper, seven-time Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Contract Act of the Year and host of Cowboy Country TV.
The Cooper Children Trust Fund auction will take place online from Feb. 8 – 17 on Facebook under “Cooper Children Trust Fund Auction.” The Fund organizers are asking for donations and bidders. Word of mouth is how it will be spread, so spread the word!
To Donate Items:
To donate an item, post a picture on the group page. Include a suggested retail price and then state an opening bid. We will leave the bidding open on the event for ten days, so bidding closes at 12 noon on February 17. Bidders can place bids in the comment area under the picture. The buyer and donor can then contact one another to arrange pick up or shipping for the item after the close of the auction. Please post your items no later than Wednesday Feb 15 so each item has a minimum of two days biddi
ng before the close of the auction.
To Donate to the Fund:
All monies go directly to the Cooper Children Trust Fund. Payments can be made by cheque or PayPal. Once the auction closes, payment information will be sent to the winning bidder. If you wish to donate directly without purchasing an auction item, or if you would like to donate an item but do not have Facebook, please contact Meghann Tanner with Canadian Cowboy Country magazine.
For more information:
Meghann Tanner, 780 628-5215 Meghann@cowboycountrymagazine.com