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SU Sport Management Club’s Charity Sports Auction to feature more than 400 items for bid April 8 at Carrier Dome
SU Sport Management Club’s Charity Sports Auction to feature more than 400 items for bid April 8 at Carrier Dome April 02, 2008Kate Futrellkofutrel@syr.edu
More than 400 items will be up for bid at the third annual Charity Sports Auction, presented by the Syracuse University Sport Management Club, on Tuesday, April 8, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.
A wide range of sports memorabilia from professional and collegiate sports teams and players will be up for bid, as well as non-sports-related items including electronics, jewelry, vacations and restaurant gift certificates.
- Autographed items from Carmelo Anthony, Jim Boeheim, Jim Brown, Gary Gait, Jeff Gordon, Phil Hughes, Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter, Jimmie Johnson, Chipper Jones, Jason Kidd, Pedro Martinez, Donovan McNabb, Gerry McNamara, Ryan Newman, the Powell brothers, Leo Rautins, Alex Rodriguez, Amare Stoudemire, Curt Schilling, Roger Staubach, Thurman Thomas, Dwayne Wade, Bill Walton and Dominique Wilkins.
- Specialty items including a 20″ LCD HDTV, a portable GPS system, Canon and Kodak digital cameras, an Apple iPhone, Swarovski crystal jewelry and a special edition of the video game “Rockband.”
- Tickets to the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, New York Yankees, Syracuse Crunch, Syracuse Chiefs and SU Athletics games; the Belmont Stakes; Cazenovia Country Club; Howe Caverns; the International Tennis Hall of Fame; “The Little Mermaid” on Broadway; the New York State Fair; the YMCA; the Rosamond Gifford Zoo; and Syracuse Stage.
- Gift certificates and packages for Belhurst Castle, Darien Lake, Ontario Place Hotel, Callaway Golf, Dominick’s Restaurant, Hoffman Sausage Co., Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, Labrador Mountain, Pastabilities and the Renaissance Syracuse Hotel.
A wide array of other items will also be available, ranging from free Panera Bread, Perry’s Ice Cream, Jreck Subs or Dale and Thomas Popcorn for a year to Nike and Big East athletic apparel.
The third annual Charity Sports Auction also includes the presentation of the Perseverance in Sport Award to 5-year-old cancer survivor and golf prodigy Kyle Lograsso of Philadelphia and the Jreck Subs Distinguished Lecture delivered by SU trustee and member of the Syracuse All-Century Football Team Donovan McNabb ’99. The lecture and award presentation begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the silent auction from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The award presentation, lecture and auction are open to the public. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the American Diabetes Association and the Sport Management Club. For more information, visit http://www.sucharitysportsauction.com.
Tickets for the evening are $10 for adults and $5 for all students, 5 years of age and up. (SU students can use their SUpercard Plus accounts to purchase tickets.) Tickets can be purchased in person at the Carrier Dome Box Office or by calling 1 (888) DOMETIX (366-3849).
The SU Sport Management Club is a student-run organization of the Department of Sport Management in the College of Human Ecology. Since its founding in 2005, the club has grown to more than 100 members and raised more than $30,000 for local charities.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s premier voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy as well as local area programs and services for people with diabetes, their families and the public. Founded in 1940, the ADA has offices in every region of the country, providing services to hundreds of communities. Its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, visit http://www.diabetes.org or call 1 (800) DIABETES (342-2382).