The 19th Annual Charity Sports Auction, presented by the Sport Management Club at Syracuse University, will be a hybrid auction with bidding opening online via OneCause on Nov. 24 and continuing Nov. 28 at the Syracuse men’s basketball game against Louisiana State University (LSU). Online bidding will close on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The Sport Management Club includes students from Falk College. Club members are responsible for collecting the sports items available during the auction, reaching out to athletes, agents and organizations in search of donated goods.
This year’s beneficiary is Tillie’s Touch, a not-for-profit organization founded by Dale Johnson in 2008 to help youth overcome barriers and maintain a 100% high school graduation rate. The organization’s goal is to make an impact in the lives of Central New York youth, provide opportunities to play sports and help children achieve academic excellence. Tillie’s Touch serves 1,500 youth annually.
Over the past 19 years, the Sport Management Club has raised over $665,000 for Central New York nonprofit organizations. Featured items this year include a Super Bowl football signed by Tyreek Hill, a Ichiro Suzuki signed baseball and Buddy Boehiem signed basketball, among other items.
To further the auction’s mission of community impact, Apex Entertainment is this year’s title sponsor. “We are really proud to work with Apex Entertainment for another year. They were amazing to work with last year, and we look forward to working together again to raise money for Tillie’s Touch,” says auction co-chair Jacob Geisinger.
The 19th Annual Charity Sports Auction will take place in the backcourt of the JMA Wireless Dome as the Syracuse Orange take on LSU in front of tens of thousands of dedicated fans and the Syracuse community.
Visit sucharitysportsauction.com or follow the auction on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date event information. To register for online bidding or make a monetary donation, visit the Charity Sports Auction website.
An SU News story by Sport Management major Zach Roth ’24 originally published on Nov. 16, 2023.