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PCC Foundation Planning March 6 Fundraiser

"Accelerating the Future" to Feature Cars, Auction and Dancing in CIT Building

This Ferrari owned by former race car driver Craig Goess Jr. will be part of an exhibit of luxury and specialty cars on display during next month's "Accelerating the Future" fundraiser.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Foundation is switching gears, so to speak, with its annual spring fundraiser. Instead of “Dancing with the PCC Stars,” it will be more like dancing among the PCC cars this year.

On March 6, the PCC Foundation will hold its new “Accelerating the Future” fundraiser on campus in the Construction and Industrial Technology Building. Presented by BarbourHendrick, the event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

PCC Event Specialist Erin Greenleaf says “Accelerating the Future” will feature casual attire, a buffet dinner, disc jockey and dancing, and an exhibit of luxury and specialty cars provided by friends of the college.

“This year, we are having our spring scholarship event right here on campus,” Greenleaf said. “We want to bring our PCC friends right into the classroom.”

“Accelerating the Future” will also feature a silent auction. Greenleaf says donated items are still coming in, but some already on hand include jewelry, a catered boat cruise of the Pamlico River, autographed sports memorabilia, passes to various entertainment venues, and a variety handcrafted items.

A few of the automobiles scheduled to be on display include a Ferrari belonging to former race car driver Craig Goess Jr., Porsches from pilot Kim Leonard and Porsche North America, Inc., a classic Ferrari owned by local businessman Eddie Smith, and a 1970 Chevrolet El Camino owned Greenville Toyota owner Craig Goess. Also on exhibit will be a Hendrick Motorsports stock car and a customized car from Petty’s Garage, LLC.

“It will be a fun and casual evening of raising money and awareness for Pitt Community College in a very unique setting,” Greenleaf said, adding that three levels of event sponsorship—ranging from $1,250 to $3,500—are still available.

Tickets to next month’s fundraiser are $75 each, or $750 for a table of 10, and can be purchased online at www.pittcc.edu or by calling (252) 493-7287.

The PCC Foundation will use proceeds from “Accelerating the Future” to fund student scholarships and educational activities at the college.