Committed to giving back to the community

Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction is striving to do what is best for their staff and community.  

Hammond, LA: Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction has a ten-year tradition of hosting a golf tournament to benefit several non-profits in the Hammond area. It has grown substantially, and the tournament has been able to support three nonprofits over the last few years: Options, Inc, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, and Child Advocacy Services. This year the auction is unable to host a tournament due to coronavirus precautions, but that will not stop Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction from raising money for their community. This year, they will continue to support previous beneficiaries from past tournaments but have included Manger House Ministries in the fundraising. The auction asks past sponsors and anyone able to contribute to the goal of $50,000 for these four organizations. On August 5th, John Poteet CEO and Managing Partner at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction announced, “We believe strongly that our success is empty if we don’t find ways to help those in need around us. In this regard, we have concentrated our philanthropic endeavors on the most vulnerable members of our community; children, intellectually disabled people, and other disadvantaged people. My wife, Georgianne, and I, along with the auction, will match all donations up to 25,000 dollars.” If you can donate, please contact the auction for more details. The auction plans to continue their tradition in 2021, the 11th annual tournament scheduled for October 15th, 2021. 

Independently owned and operated, Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction is located in Hammond, Louisiana. Led by Managing Partner, John Poteet, the team of auction professionals, serves the entire Gulf Coast Region and a national online buying base. Dealers gather every Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. in six lanes and online to bid on a consignment of 550+ vehicles, including vehicles from ARI, AVIS Budget Group, United Auto Credit Corporation, PAR North America, Hancock Bank, Exeter, First Investors Financial Services, Prestige Financial, and a wide variety of dealer trades. Auction inventory is included on Edge Pipeline, where customers may view detailed condition reports, market report information, and participate in online sales. Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction is a member of the National Auto Auction Association, Independent Auction Group, and ServNet; TPC Management represents them. Visit for more information.