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WVU Students Hold Silent Date Auction Benefiting Relay for Life

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West Virginia University students found a unique way to find a date Friday night.

Some students auctioned off a piece of their free time as well as gift certificates to local restaurants for a great cause.

"I'm here to get auctioned off. I'm looking nice, fresh for everybody to see," said Alan Gleske, a WVU junior. "They just bring us up in front of everyone and put us up for bid."

The Public Relations Student Society of America at WVU hosted a silent auction to raise money for Relay for Life.

The event was for students to bid on gift cards that came with the company of another WVU student.

Rima Cario, a member of the fundraising committee from the PRSSA, helped host an event like this last year.

"It was our given job, we had to think how can we benefit and how can we help Relay for Life," said Cario. "We just came up with different ideas and brainstormed. We didn't want to just do a bake sale and raise $300, we wanted to raise a lot. To actually make a significant donation to the American Cancer Society."

WVU 'Bachelors' and 'Bachelorettes' volunteered their time for the dates that were auctioned off.

Gleske said he had a special reason to participate in the event.

"My grandmother, she actually passed away of lung cancer last January," said Gleske. "So it's got something important to me and it's for a good cause so why not."

Cover charge for the Rock Top Bar and Grille also went to Relay for Life.

$400 was raised before the auction even began.

WVU's Relay for Life is Friday, April 19th at the West Virginia University Track.

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