Missouri State Auction Benefiting Athletics Returns Aug. 9
July 19, 2013
SPRINGFIELD -- The Missouri State University Auction Benefiting Athletics returns to the Springfield EXPO Center on Friday, August 9.
After a year hiatus, the 26th version of the fan-friendly event is back and features both live and silent auctions, a balloon raffle, live auction item raffle, the always-popular food carnival and up-close interaction with Missouri State coaches and administrators. This year’s auction items are valued in excess of $100,000.
The Auction Benefiting Athletics serves as the primary fundraiser for Missouri State University's intercollegiate athletic programs. This year’s proceeds will benefit the various sports teams at MSU and will establish a new endowed scholarship fund. The event also serves as a social event to kick off the upcoming 2013-2014 athletic year and is expected to attract nearly a thousand Bears' fans involved in a wide variety of activities throughout the evening.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for the event. The eight silent auction sections will close at staggered times throughout the evening beginning at 6:40 p.m. The live auction will feature approximately 40 items and will get underway around 8:15 p.m. Individual tickets are just $25 and include all-you-can-eat food and complimentary beverages. Reserved tables for 10 are $500. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time for planning purposes, but tickets will also be available at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, call (417) 836-4143.
A new feature this year is an online component to the Auction Benefiting Athletics. Fans are encouraged to visit the official auction site to view auction items. Beginning July 26, fans will be able to place bids on some of the items viewable on the auction website. This option will remain open until August 5.
To donate items for the auction or view further event information, please call (417) 836-4143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.