April 6 Charity Sports Auction at SU features hundreds of items from nationally recognized sports teams and players
April 6 Charity Sports Auction at SU features hundreds of items from nationally recognized sports teams and playersApril 04, 2006Wendy S. Loughlinwsloughl@syr.edu
More than 250 items from nationally recognized professional and collegiate sports teams and players will be up for bid at what’s being billed as the “largest indoor tailgate party” at Syracuse University April 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. Highlights will include:
Autographed items from Hank Aaron; Moises Alou; Carmelo Anthony; Tiki Barber; Ryan Blackwell; Jim Boeheim; Jim Brown; Kyle Busch; Greg Buttle; Derrick Coleman; Bobby Cox; Bobby Crosby; Eddy Curry; Johnny Damon; Brian Dawkins; J.P. Dumont; Jay Gibbons; Scott Gomez; Tony Gwynn; Jeff Gordon; Tim Green; Tony Hawk; Jason Hart; Jochen Hecht; Rickey Henderson; Livan Hernandez; Ryan Howard; Larry Izzo; Reggie Jackson; Jaromir Jagr; Marius Janulis; Richard Jefferson; Billy Joel; Andre Johnson; Kyle Johnson; Andrew Jones; Chipper Jones; Dhani Jones; Rob Konrad; Michael Lewis; Matt Light; J.P. Losman; Dick MacPherson; Eli Manning; Sean McDonough; Donovan McNabb; Gerry McNamara; Mark Messier; Art Monk; Joe Morris; Stan Musial; Rick Nash; Ken Norton Jr.; Lance Parrish; Chad Pennington; Johnny Peske; Casey, Ryan and Mike Powell; Mark Prior; Albert Pujols; Manny Ramirez; Cal Ripken Jr.; Mariano Rivera; Frank Robinson; Samari Rolle; Jimmy Rollins; Pete Rose; Michael Ryder; Richie Sexson; Phil Simms; Anthony Smith; Alfonso Soriano; John Smoltz; George Steinbrenner; Lawrence Taylor; Etan Thomas; Joe Torre; Ron Turcotte; Al Unser Jr.; Dick Vitale; Dave Winfield; Tiger Woods; Darwin Walker; and Hakim Warrick.
Game-used items from the New York Yankees; SU football; and SU lacrosse.
Team autographed items from the Indianapolis Colts; the St. Louis Rams; the Boston Red Sox; the New York Giants; SU basketball; SU lacrosse; and the Villanova men’s basketball.
Ticket packages for the Belmont Stakes; the Philadelphia Phillies; the New York Knicks; the New York Yankees; the Saratoga Travers Stakes; the Syracuse Crunch; “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”; the Syracuse SkyChiefs; and the U.S. Open.
Food and items and gift certificates from Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar; the Chocolate Pizza Co.; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub; the Colorado Mine Co. Steakhouse; the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que; Corso’s Cookies; Dominick’s Restaurant; Doug’s Fish Fry; Drumlins; Embassy Suites in Syracuse; Faegan’s Pub; Fresno’s; Gianelli Sausage; Goodfellow’s Restaurant; Helluva Good Country Store; the Inn Between; Jreck Subs; Mirbeau Inn and Spa; Sackett’s Harbor Brewing Co.; Saratoga Steaks & Seafood; the Sherwood Inn; the Spaghetti Warehouse; the Syracuse University Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center; and the Wyndham Syracuse.
Dozens of other items, including everything from a NASCAR driver fire suit to a set of men’s irons to a family pack of “Overrated?!” t-shirts, will also be available.
For a complete list of auction items, see http://hshp.syr.edu/schools/sport/auction.asp.
Hosted by the Sport Management Club, a student organization in SU’s College of Human Services and Health Professions (HSHP), and HSHP’s Sport Management Program, the event will raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse, as well as the student club. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for kids 16 and under. Admission includes three food items from Carrier Dome Concessions, entry in a lottery for an autograph session with Gerry McNamara, and a chance to take part in the auction.
Renowned sports agent and SU alumnus David Falk will deliver the Jreck Subs Sport Management Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Following his talk, he will present the Jreck Subs “Perseverance in Sports” Award to Jason McElwain, the Rochester-area high school senior who made national headlines when he scored 20 points in the last four minutes of his high school’s final varsity basketball game of the year, despite the fact that he is autistic. The lecture and award presentation are free.
Enter through Gates A, B, C, or E. Parking in the Standart and Fine lots is free.