The Davis Memorial Foundation's Virtual Silent Auction is now open, offering bidders more than 40 items to choose from to help fund scholarships that support the next generation of construction industry leaders.

This year, the annual auction aims to raise $50,000 toward the Davis Memorial Foundation scholarship fund, which gives priority to students who want to attend a trade school, or earn a college or university degree that relates to the construction industry. The foundation is run under the auspices of the Western Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA).

To entice bidders, more than 40 items ranging from lifestyle and roofing products to sports are available. Bid on golfing experiences at locations like Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. and Castlewood Country Club in Pleasnton, Calif., or tickets to games like the San Francisco Giants or Seattle Seahawks. Autographed sports items are also available, including a jersey signed by San Francisco 49'er Dwight Clark.

Returning this year is the foundation's "Name Your" Scholarship program. This gives 10 bidders the opportunity to fund and name a $5,000 scholarship. The name can be a person, a company or anything in between.

In addition to scholarships and sports items, bidders can get their hands on plenty of goodies, including tickets to RC's Best of Success conference taking place Sept. 19-21, Dewalt tools, coatings, adhesives, jewelry and coolers.

To participate the auction, text "DAVIS2021" to 243-725 for an auction link. 

Since its founding in 1997, the Davis Memorial Foundation has awarded over 125 scholarships totaling more than $600,000. The Davis Memorial Foundation was created in the memory of Larry and Mary Davis. Larry was the founder of State Roofing Company in Modesto, Calif., served as director of the Western States RCA Board of Directors and was active on several committees, often flying to meetings with Mary in their private airplane in their commitment to supporting the standing of professional roofing contractors. The couple tragically perished in a plane crash in 1995 when returning from a committee meeting.