Eleventh annual Charity Sports Auction December 2

There are more than 400 items available at the Eleventh Annual Charity Sports Auction, hosted by the Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 2 in the Carrier Dome backcourt during the SU vs. Wisconsin men’s basketball game. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Salvation Army® of The Syracuse Area.

A few notable items in this year’s auction include two round-trip tickets anywhere Jet Blue flies, four Disney World “hopper” passes, a Chris Bosh autographed “black tie” jersey, NASCAR tickets with a VIP garage tour, and Buffalo Bills tickets. A ticket to the game is required for admittance to the auction. Silent bidding begins at 5:15 p.m., and bids may be placed through halftime. Bidding will close at the buzzer for the start of the second half.

“The Salvation Army is honored and blessed to be this year’s beneficiary of the Sport Management Charity Auction. The funds from this auction will increase our capacity to offer supportive environments that address the unique needs of each of the more than three thousand teens and young adults that look to us for help each year. We are excited to partner with the Syracuse Sport Management Club to help youth reach their full potential,” said Major Karla Clark, General Secretary for the Salvation Army Empire State Division.

The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the Falk College’s Sport Management Department. Since its founding in 2005, the club has raised over $272,000 for local charities and was recently presented with the 2015 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Central New York’s Board of Directors and the Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day Committee.