Last chance to win Broncos photo
IMAGINE a picture of yourself or a family member in a Broncos team photo.
Now imagine that photo framed and signed by captain Sam Thaiday and coach Anthony Griffin hanging in your bar, home or business to show off to your mates.
Sounds good doesn't it.
Well, today is the last chance for The Gympie Times readers to bid on the once-in-a-lifetime piece of memorabilia.
Bidding finishes at noon today.
Currently the top bid on the Brisbane Broncos and Darren Burns auction is at $630 and a bargain.
The NRL club is auctioning a place in the team's official photo to help raise funds for the Gympie Junior Rugby League development program headed up by Burns.
He said this was the first time anything like this had been offered to fans by the Broncos.
"It is the first and could be the last time an experience like this could be offered by the Broncos," Burns said.
The highest bidder would get to meet him at the Broncos' Red Hill headquarters on Wednesday, February 15.
The winning bidder had to be available on the Wednesday because that's the only time the photos were taken.
From there Burns would accompany the winner to the photo session and introduce them to the players.
"It is a great chance to get up close and personal with the Broncos," Burns said.
"Get a few signatures and some more photos."
The one-off team photo would be framed so it was ready to take pride of place in the home, office or bar of the highest bidder.
Burns said the photo experience would make a great present and if it was bought for a child, the parent would get to go with them to meet the Broncos.
To bid, you need to text the word "GYMPIE TIMES" followed by "photo bid" with the amount in dollars and your name and phone number to 0428 634 025.
An SMS bid without a name and number for verification will not be allowed.