Felling Trailers Announces Winning Bid of 2020 Trailer for a Cause Auction

The owners of Seifert Transport in Springfield, Minnesota, put in a winning bid of $4,650 that will benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation

Felling Trailers Announces Winning Bid of 2020 Trailer for a Cause Auction

Pictured (left to right) are Kevin Athmann, Brenda Jennissen, and Bonnie Radjenovich of Felling Trailers alongside Marisa and Adam Seifert, who placed the winning bid in the annual Trailer for a Cause auction.

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Felling Trailers recently conducted its eighth annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization: the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Adam Seifert of Springfield, Minnesota, had the winning bid of $4,650 in the online auction, which ended at noon on Sept. 15 — World Lymphoma Awareness Day.

Adam and his wife Marisa own and operate Seifert Transport, which does contract hauling for Felling Trailers, transporting completed trailers to Felling Trailers dealers throughout the United States. The Seiferts have followed the Trailer for a Cause auctions for a few years and decided this was the year they were going to take part in the auction and place a bid.

"We've always thought the yearly Trailer for a Cause event was a wonderful thing and a great way for a company to give back," says Adam.

He works closely with Felling Trailers' traffic coordinator scheduling loads and asked her to send him the auction information when it was available. He didn't want to miss the opportunity to bid on the trailer.

"When she sent me the auction information, I sent a picture of the trailer to my brother and asked him, what do you think? He laughingly told me, ‘It's a little loud, (with the bright green paint color), but it's a sharp trailer.’ It's a beautiful trailer, and the proceeds go to a great cause. We are so happy that we were able to help donate this year to the Lymphoma Research Foundation," says Adam.

A few days after the auction, Adam and Marisa made the two-hour drive from their home in Springfield, Minnesota, to Sauk Centre to pick up the trailer. Once at Felling Trailers, the couple met with Felling Trailers owners Brenda Jennissen and Bonnie Radjenovich, who congratulated the Seiferts on their winning bid and thanked them for their participation and support. A surprise for the Seiferts: They were introduced to the person who inspired the Felling Trailers team members to select the Lymphoma Research Foundation — Felling Trailers' longtime team member and Burkitt's lymphoma cancer survivor Kevin Athmann. And Adam had a surprise for Felling Trailers as well — a donation slightly more than his winning bid of $4,650.

"When I decided that I was going to bid on the Trailer for a Cause, I set a proxy bid of $4,800. I won the closing bid at $4,650, but when I write my check out, it will be for the $4,800 to be donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation."

The 2020 Trailer for a Cause FT-3 utility trailer was painted the signature green color for Burkitt's lymphoma and has the Lymphoma Research Foundation emblem along with Kevin's Team Warrior name. Several Felling Trailers suppliers joined in to support the Lymphoma Research Foundation thorough sponsorship of the trailer build, from lighting to tires and paint — Trans-Texas, PPG Industries, Dexter, Sealco, Peterson, Industrial Wood, and Demco.

Felling Trailers wanted to generate awareness about lymphoma and the research funding and resources that the Lymphoma Research Foundation has to offer those individuals and families it affects. For more information, visit lymphoma.org.



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