Annual "Old2Gold" sale Saturday, June 25

Author: Carol C. Bradley

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The seventh annual “From Old 2 Gold” year-end campus yard sale will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday morning, June 25, in Notre Dame Stadium.

The event, which benefits participating local non-profits, will feature items left behind and donated by students, including bicycles, electronics, clothing, computer accessories, furniture, appliances and sports equipment.

Most items will be priced at $20 or less. Specialty items priced over $20 will be displayed in a separate “boutique” area of the sale. Some bikes will be priced as high as $40.

An online pre-sale silent auction of a select group of high-value items will take place the week prior to the sale on FM95.7 WAOR and also at Notre Dame stadium beginning at 5 a.m. the day of the sale. As the sale approaches, a preview of items will be available at old2gold.nd.edu.

The sale is open to the public and admission is free between 9 and 11 a.m. A $5 “early bird” admission will be charged for those over 12 years of age wishing to shop in the stadium between 7 and 9 a.m. There is no charge for children 12 and under. To alleviate “camping out” around the stadium, shoppers are asked to wait in line no earlier than 5 a.m.

Some 40 local non-profits share the proceeds of the sale, which has raised $297,000 since 2005. The sale also benefits the community as more than 450 tons of re-usable items have gone to local homes and organizations since the sale began instead of area landfills.

The sale is made possible by lead sponsorship support from Notre Dame Federal Credit Union and Waste Management. Other sponsors include: Martin’s Supermarkets, WAOR FM 95.7, Cintas, Omnisource, Midwest Waste, and Catering by Design.