Auburn United Way selling photos, pieces of famous oaks

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 8, 2013 

The campus division of Auburn's United Way will sell 1,000 photos of the famous Auburn Oaks, with pieces of the tree inset into the matting at the bottom of the frame.

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AUBURN, Ala. — The famous oaks may no longer be standing at Toomer's Corner, but thanks to one local charity, you might be able to keep a small piece of the trees for yourself.

Even better, it would go toward a good cause.

Auburn's campus branch of United Way is selling limited edition, framed and matted photos (15 X 17 inches) to raise funds for the charity. The photo features a collage of the famous Auburn oaks, a snapshot of the memorial dedicated to the trees, as well as shots of campus and a listing of the accomplishments in the football team's storied history. The most distinctive part, however, is that a piece of the oak trees is insetted into the matting at the bottom frame.

There will only be 1,000 produced and will sell for $99 each, as the United Way hopes to meet its goal of raising $140,000.

Those interested in ordering can call 1-800-345-2868 or visit www.nikcosports.com

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