Although the event is still nearly three months away, the next fund raiser at Trenton to benefit the Dream Factory of Northwest Missouri is on October 17th, which is the Missouri Day festival weekend.
A sports memorabilia auction is being planned by Dream Factory supporter Ron Dougan of Trenton. Activities to be held at the First Christian Church in Trenton also will include a tailgate party and a silent auction both beginning at 4 o'clock. The live auction is at 6:30.
According to Dougan, Kansas City Royals alumni Dennis Leonard and Brian McRae are to attend to sign autographs. That time will be announced later. Their appearance is sponsored by HyVee stores in Trenton and St. Joseph.
A partial list to be auctioned include a variety of items autographed by sports figures such as Drew Brees and Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints; Len Dawson of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame; professional golfer Tom Watson; Carl Edwards of NASCAR; Tom Smith of Missouri Western University's basketball Hall of Fame; Buck O'Neill, a former Negro league baseball player; Roger Wehrli of M-U and the then St. Louis football cardinals; Lou Brock of the cardinals baseball team; Alex Gordon, James Shields, and Jeff Montgomery of the Royals; as well as items, including game tickets, provided by Sporting K-C: a professional soccer team.
The list also includes a football from the 2013 national champion football team at Northwest Missouri State University; a Dale Earnhardt Junior jacket; items from professional wrestling plus many others are to be announced later.