By: Brittany Tuorto Contributing Writer
More than 350 people gathered together for the 6th Annual Bachelor Auction “Cocktails for Canines” held at Salt7 last month.
Each year, 10 hand-selected shirtless Bachelors strut down the runway as they compete to raise the most amount of money for the local, no kill shelter, Tri County Animal Rescue.
Special prizes and services were incorporated by the Bachelors in exchange for their support, such as personal training and gift cards. Season 12 Bachelorette contestant, Chase McNary, received the highest bid of $2,100.
All proceeds made from the $20 admission fee, raffle tickets, and silent auction go directly to the charity’s emergency medical expenses which includes a variety of vaccinations and surgeries.
This year the event raised the most amount of money to date with a total of almost $10,000.
Nicholas Milano, VIP Host at Salt7, participated in this event for the third year in a row.
“This is definitely the most successful charity event we put on,” Milano said. “We try to do as much as we can for the community even if it costs us extra time or money. It’s always been a great turn out.”
Pam Dubois event coordinator and volunteer expressed her gratitude, “I’m very grateful for what Salt7 has done over the years. Without donations, we can’t afford to give these animals the care that’s necessary. It costs money to save lives and that’s what we do.”