Sports Memorabilia Auction raises thousands for Royal LePage Shelter Foundation

June 29, 2021 2 min. read
Kent Browne, founder and partner of Royal LePage Team Realty in Ottawa, ON shows off $17,500 raised for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation via his virtual auction of sports memorabilia.

An impressive collection of sports memorabilia collected by Kent Browne, founder and partner of Royal LePage Team Realty was auctioned virtually by Michael Spooner & Son in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. The ninety-nine item collection raised $17,500, 100% of which was directed to women’s shelters in communities across Canada. 

Among numerous treasures, the collection’s showpiece was a signed and game-worn Edmonton Oilers Wayne Gretzky jersey. 

Outside of his work with Royal LePage, Browne has extensive experience as a charity auctioneer. “I’ve been an auctioneer doing 20-30 auctions a year for forty years. I’ve seen my fair share of sports memorabilia and I usually end up with a piece or two for myself.”  

Serving on their board of directors since 2018, Browne is deeply connected to the work of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. “It’s been a true pleasure to auction this collection for what I know to be such an important cause. The timing was also right in order to bring awareness to the incredible need at our women’s shelters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelters are overwhelmed and in desperate need of our support due to the number of fundraising events that have been cancelled in 2020 and 2021”.