The Banks Foundation will hold its 2012 Golf Tournament Reception and Silent Auction on Thursday June 14, at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC from 5pm to 8pm. WRAL sports anchor Ken Medlin will be emceeing this year’s reception and silent auction.

The reception is sponsored by Merrill Lynch. Celebrity guests from the golf tournament will be joining in the festivities as well. Notable attendees of the 2011 reception were: Jerry Stackhouse, James Worthy, Walter Davis and Rod Broadway. The Silent auction will feature sports memorabilia, locally owned businesses and vacations getaways like St. Martin, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Las Vegas and more. Sponsors, players and volunteers are invited to attend the reception for free, and general admission is $50 per person.

“We are hoping to grow support of our organization by opening up the reception and silent auction to the public this year,” said Sherrod Banks, President of the Foundation. “The reception is always such a fun time for our players, sponsors, volunteers and other supporters to meet and mingle with all the celebrity players.”

To purchase a ticket for the event please visit Players, volunteers and sponsors should call 919-474-9137 or send email to [email protected] to RSVP.

If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction please contact Tanya Locklair at 919-474-9137 or by email at [email protected].