Renewal of Newell Stadium Auction

The Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association is closing in on its fundraising efforts for the Renewal of Newell Stadium. There will be an auction on March 24th at the Elks at Bass Rocks to help bring us closer to the goal line. While we have a ways to go in making this happen, the auction will be our last major event in the campaign.

The GFAA is extremely grateful to the Gloucester community for its generosity to date and for its acknowledgement of the importance of rebuilding the recreational facility for the benefit of its student athletes as well as for the entire community. All ages will be able to run and walk safely around a new track, more sports and special cause groups, such as Relay for Life, will be able to use the track and field, and graduation ceremonies and more cultural events will be accommodated.

With spring upon us in a month’s time, the March 24th auction is gathering some interesting and exciting items: from rounds of golf at prestigious courses, to paintings by local artists such as Fred Kepler and Natalie Dailey, to a one hour narrated dory tour with our own ‘Last Survivor’ Tarantino, to six hours of language tutoring, to baseball lessons with Rusty Tucker, to a lobster dinner for 8 on a deck overlooking Ten Pound Island, to a Kurt Schilling autographed jersey, to a much sought after toilet! If you have any items or services that you wish to donate to our auction, please contact our donation coordinator, Kristin Michel, directly at 978-290-6035, or by email at

The evening starts at 6:30pm with a silent auction until 8:30pm, followed by a live auction. The Elks Club has kindly donated its venue, with local restaurants donating food, and our auctioneer, Walt Kolenda, donating his services.

Please join us for a fun evening at our March 24th auction so we can reach for the goal line of a renewed Newell Stadium.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They are now being sold at Destino’s, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Palazola’s, Jeff’s Variety and Christine’s.