ESPN Radio Hosts 10th Annual ESPY Day Auction to Benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research

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ESPN Radio Hosts 10th Annual ESPY Day Auction to Benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research

ESPN Radio’s 10th Annual ESPY Day Auction to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research is officially underway on eBay and will continue through Wednesday, July 16. This year’s auction of more than 250 items includes tickets to prime sporting events, autographed memorabilia, unique experiences with athletes, celebrities and ESPN and ABC personalities and behind-the-scenes experiences with Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Football, NFL Live, Numbers Never Lie, First Take, SportsNation, Grantland, FiveThirtyEight, College GameDay, Mike & Mike, The Herd, SVP & Russillo, Highly Questionable, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Michael, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dancing with the Stars, The View, The Chew, Nashville, General Hospital and more. To date, the ESPY Day Auction has raised $6.5 million for cancer research.

Additional highlights include:

  • Dinner with current and former Presidents of ESPN – John Skipper and George Bodenheimer;
  • Work as highlight producer for a day at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. campus;
  • Attend a This is SportsCenter commercial shoot;
  • Own the SportsCenter desk;
  • VIP experience at Jon Gruden’s QB Camp in Orlando, Fla. and a family vacation to Walt Disney World;
  • Star Wars VIP Tour of Lucasfilm;
  • Fantasy Football in-person Draft with NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and ESPN Fantasy Expert Matthew Berry;
  • Watch a Dallas Mavericks game with owner Mark Cuban;
  • College Football Championship VIP access, tailgate and tickets;
  • Golf with SportsCenter’s John Anderson, John Buccigross, Herm Edwards, Chris Berman, Cris Carter or Barry Melrose;
  • Watch a New York Rangers game with Linda Cohn and Don LaGreca;
  • Lunch with Paul Finebaum and an SEC Network tour;
  • Enjoy a family vacation at Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.;
  • US Open tickets and the opportunity to play with John McEnroe and Chrissie Evert and much more.

Listeners and viewers can also enter a sweepstakes for a $20 donation to win a grand prize, exclusive five-day, four-night experience at Super Bowl XLIX with the NFL and ESPN, as well as additional prizes. The opening bid for every online auction item and experience began at $1.99. Items available online include autographed jerseys, footballs, basketballs, baseballs, helmets, photos and more.

As part of ESPY Day Benefitting The V Foundation for Cancer Research – ESPN’s new multiplatform initiative to raise money for cancer research – the auction will expand to include fundraising and live auction updates across ESPNEWS simulcasts of the Mike & Mike, The Herd (airing live from Moores Cancer Center in San Diego), SVP & Russillo and the Freddie Coleman Show on Wednesday, July 16. ESPY Day culminates with a special simulcast of the ESPYS on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. Throughout ESPY Day, viewers and listeners will be encouraged to donate to The V Foundation by calling 800-4-JimmyV or visiting

About The V Foundation for Cancer Research

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 $115 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


Tara Chozet

I handle PR for ESPN Radio, espnW, technology, remote operations and soccer. I received my undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and my Master’s degree from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
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