From Cars To Causes

By Garvin Thomas
|  Thursday, Oct 4, 2012  |  Updated 10:07 PM PDT
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Fourteen years ago, Steve Haworth got roped into being a charity auctioneer for his daughter's school fundraiser. He told them,

Fourteen years ago, Steve Haworth got roped into being a charity auctioneer for his daughter's school fundraiser. He told them, "you've got the wrong guy." They weren't wrong, though, Steve was.

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"You've got the wrong guy."

That was Steve Haworth's response when asked to play the role of auctioneer for his daughter's school fundraiser.

Not only did the car dealership owner from Berkeley have no idea how to be an auctioneer, the idea of speaking in front of hundreds of people terrified him. Still, it was his wife and her friend who had organized the event, and Steve felt he couldn't say "no." Good thing he didn't.

Fourteen years later and Steve is a sought-after auctioneer for many charity events, raising tens of millions of dollars a year.

Watch Steve's story above.

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