ESPN Radio 9th Annual Don’t Give Up ESPYS V Foundation Auction Concludes Tonight

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ESPN Radio 9th Annual Don’t Give Up ESPYS V Foundation Auction Concludes Tonight

?????????The ninth annual ESPN RadioDon’t Give Up ESPYS V Foundation Auction” continues on air and online through midnight (9 p.m. PT) tonight, Wednesday, July 17. The auction features hundreds of items and experiences for bid to raise money and awareness for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The fundraiser has generated more than $5.7 million over the first eight years.

A majority of the nearly 200 experiences and items in the auction are available online via www.espnradio.com or ebay.com while 18 fan “experiences” are being auctioned live on air across ESPN Radio’s national shows today until midnight (9 p.m. PT). Listeners can call 1-800-4JimmyV or log onto www.jimmyv.org to both donate and bid on items and experiences in the radio-thon, with the highest bidder at 59 minutes past each hour winning the experience. For complete details, click here.

About ESPN Audio

ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, ESPNDeportes Radio, ESPNRadio.com, and ESPN Podcasts comprise ESPN Audio. ESPN Radio, which launched January 1, 1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 24 million listeners a week on 450 nationwide stations, including more than 360 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets. ESPN Radio programming is also available on Sirius XM and via digital distributors Slacker Radio and Tune In.

ESPN Deportes Radio is the only all-sports Spanish radio network, and has 46 affiliates covering 72% of the Hispanic DMA.

ESPNRadio.com is the most listened to live stream of any terrestrial broadcaster in the world — reaching more than 714,000 unique listeners per month who logged more than 95.3 million total listening hours in 2012, with 11.2 million session starts per month (source: Ando Media). ESPN Podcasts logged 188.8 million completed downloads in 2012 via the ESPNPodCenter and iTunes.

About The V Foundation

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by the Foundation’s endowment. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.

 

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