ESPN Radio’s 11th Annual ESPY Day Auction to benefit The V Foundation and its new Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund is officially underway on eBay and will continue through Wednesday, July 15. This year’s auction of more than 150 items includes tickets to prime sporting events, autographed memorabilia, unique experiences with athletes, celebrities and ESPN personalities like Scott Van Pelt and behind-the-scenes experiences with ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike, Colin Cowherd, Stephen A. Smith and more. To date, the ESPN Radio ESPY Day Auction has raised more than $7.7 million.
Additional highlights include:
- Sit courtside with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban;
- A night at a Los Angeles Clippers game with longtime fan and actor Billy Crystal;
- An opportunity to appear in a “This is SportsCenter” commercial;
- A behind-the-scenes tour of ESPN’s SportsNation in Los Angeles;
- A chance to have dinner and attend a Los Angeles Lakers game with ESPN NBA Countdown’s Sage Steele and Jalen Rose;
- A dinner and golf experience with Pardon the Interruption’s Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser;
- Various golfing experiences with ESPN’s Chris Berman, Cris Carter, John Anderson, John Buccigross and NBA legend Jerry West;
- Signed memorabilia from Muhammad Ali, John Wooden, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stephen Curry, Odell Beckham, Jr. and much more.
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.
Throughout ESPY Day, viewers and listeners will be encouraged to donate to The V Foundation by calling 800-4-JimmyV or visiting www.jimmyv.org. The inaugural ESPY Day in 2014 raised $2.5 million, with an additional $4 million grand from Stand Up to Cancer. The ESPY Day initiative expanded ESPN’s 22-year effort to help find a cure for cancer, and to date, ESPY-related fundraising efforts over the last 12 years has raised more than $23 million for cancer research.
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 www.jimmyv.org.