Judah to sell naming rights to gym
CHAMPAIGN — If you're looking for a way to honor a loved one in a big way, you might be able to name Judah Christian School's gymnasium after him or her.
The school will auction off naming rights for the gym at its existing building, said school board member Mick Noteboom, with a minimum bid of $50,000.
The school isn't looking for a corporate gym sponsor, though, Noteboom said, but wants to use its gym to as a way to honor the person it's named after.
All materials related to Judah Christian's athletics will refer to the named gym, he said.
The school is also auctioning off naming rights to the gym's scoreboard and scorer's table, together, Noteboom said.
The naming rights will be offered on a live auction at the school's March 3 Spring Auction, which will be located at the Round Barn Banquet Centre, 1900 Round Barn Road, C.
Tickets are $35. A silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner is scheduled for 6:30 and a live auction, featuring auctioneer Jon Fisher, begins at 7:30. Tickets are available at the school's office at 908 N. Prospect Ave., C., and the deadline for reservations is Feb. 22.
The event is scheduled to raise money for the school's Judah Fund, which is meant to "bridge the gap between the tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating each child at Judah," said a letter from the school "This is Judah's way of maintaining responsible stewardship while keeping tuition as low as possible."
Along with naming rights to the gym, the school will also auction off a week at a Breckenridge, Colo., condo, a week's stay at a condo at Lake of the Ozarks, the opportunity to be principal for a day, an open cockpit ride in a World War II plane, a Utah Jazz jersey signed by Deron Williams, a volleyball signed by the 2011 national runner-up University of Illinois team, a premium parking space in the Judah Christian parking lot and more.