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Don't Give Up ESPYS V Foundation Auction
Jimmy Valvano's 1993 ESPYS Speech
Since ESPN Radio had its first annual Don't Give Up ESPYS V Foundation Auction in 2005, we have raised $3.6 million to fund cancer research. With your help, the V Foundation and Team ESPN are confident we can work together to have another record-breaking year. The online auction is now under way. Our on-air auction will take place on July 9.
On-air Auction Items: July 9
The complete list of items up for bid on 710 ESPN during the Don't Give Up ESPYS V Foundation Auction on July 9th. All times Pacific.
|3am||U.S. Open Tennis||
More information coming soon.
|4am||New York Jets||
Winner and one (1) guest will gain an exclusive "behind the scenes" opportunity by spending an entire day as assistant coaches to Mike Westhoff, Jets Special Teams Coach. Winners will meet Coach Westhoff and SAUCE MARKETING's Ryan David Saniuk at the Florham Park facility at 7:30 a.m. (NOTE: all times listed herein are approximate, subject to change and EDT) on August 25, 26, 29, 30 or 31 (Date determined by Coach Westhoff). Pre-practice meetings begin at 8:00 a.m. with Coach Westhoff and potentially other Coaching Staff Members and last until 8:45 a.m.. During this meeting Coaches discuss integral pre-game topics and review film. From 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Winners will review extended film, sit in on an "Officials Review Meeting" and possibly gain a facility tour (pending meeting lengths) all with Coach Westhoff. At 12:00 p.m. Winners will be on the field with Coach Westhoff to watch practice (with all Team participating Players and Coaches) until 1:00 p.m. After practice, winners will enjoy lunch with Coach Westhoff and attending players and coaches in the Team Cafeteria. After lunch there may be additional time spent with Coach Westhoff and participating Players in film review. Throughout the entire exclusive, "behind-the-scenes" experience, Winners may gain the opportunity to meet and greet and / or gain personal photo opportunities with other Team/Coaching Staff members (based on availability, cannot be guaranteed at this time).
Four (4) winners will have the experience of a lifetime at the new Amway Arena Opening. Winners will receive four (4) total tickets to the Home Opening Game of 2010 Southeast Division Champion, 2010 Eastern Conference Finalist, Orlando Magic. This package also includes a meet and greet and Amway Arena tour with all-time Magic leading scorer, Nick Anderson, lunch with ESPN Orlando GM Colin Cantwell, the opportunity for two (2) winners to participate in the "High-Five" line during starting line-up announcements, and the opportunity for one (1) winner to be the "Ball Kid" for the entire game. One (1) winner will also receive one (1) basketball signed by the 2010-2011 Orlando Magic team and one (1) authentic Dwight Howard signed jersey. To further enhance this experience. Winners receive: two (2) room, three (3) night stay at the world famous, newly expanded Peabody Orlando hotel (inclusive of taxes, assessments and hotel services fees, which includes athletic club access, 2 bottles of water per room, i-ride trolley tickets, Wi-Fi access and complimentary coffee in the lobby from 5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.), valet for one (1) car for three (3) nights, one (1) $150 Dinner Certificate for one (1) meal at Napa, the new Napa Valley wine-themed restaurant, and one (1) winner will also have the privilege of being the Honorary Duck Master (an honor bestowed upon Joe Paterno's grandchildren) during The Peabody Orlando's famous Duck March. Game date determined no earlier than the NBA releases schedule (estimated on August, 1, 2010). Ticket location cannot be guaranteed at this time, but will be located in the lower bowl area. "Ball Kid" must be between 8 and 14 years of age. One of the tickets must be used for the "Ball Kid."
|5am||Mike & Mike in the Morning||
A day with the Mikes! Two (2) fans win the opportunity to watch one hour of the show live from Studio E, have breakfast/lunch with Mike and Mike after the show in the ESPN Café, and go on a personalized tour of ESPN. Date must be mutually agreed upon by winner and ESPN. Experience must be fulfilled before March 31, 2011.
Come spend the day with Erik Kuselias! Winner and a guest will visit Erik at the ESPN campus on Friday, August 9, 2010. Winners will watch Erik host "First Take" and will get a behind the scenes tour of ESPN and have lunch with Erik in the ESPN Café. After that, winners will ride down to Yankees Stadium with Erik to witness the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox. Ticket location cannot be determined at this time.
|6am||NFL Films/Ron "Jaws" Jaworski||
Jaws will host winner and a guest for a day at NFL Films. Winner will watch film, study tape, learn how to break it down and take notes. Jaws will give winners a personal tour of NFL Films and take them lunch.
|6am||Monday Night Football||
"Are you ready for some...?" Two (2) tickets to a 2010 Monday Night Football game of winner's choice. Includes exclusive "Behind the Scenes" production tour, pre-game sideline passes, and meet and greet with the MNF crew: Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, and Jon Gruden (one, two, or all three aspects depending on availability). Also included, two (2) tickets to ESPN/NFL MNF Luncheon Series (available at select games TBD). Winner must provide game of choice within two weeks after auction ends and be on-site 2.5 hours before kickoff. Seating location cannot be guaranteed as it may be dependent on game choice. Sideline passes are not available for Washington. September 13 game at the Meadowlands may not be available. Other stadium restrictions may apply.
Winner and one (1) guest will be invited to observe a team meeting, help set up for practice, meet the coaches, and have dinner with the team before the October 2nd game vs. Washington (game time and ticket location to be determined). Also included: two (2) tickets to the game and pre-game field passes. Note: NCAA rules prohibit family members from bidding on this experience. Cannot be a prospective student athlete. Winner cannot be prospective student athlete.
|7am||The Herd with Colin Cowherd||
Come visit Colin for the day! Two (2) fans win the opportunity to visit Colin Cowherd in the studio and watch his show live in Studio E, get a personalized tour of ESPN, have lunch with "The Herd" crew in the ESPN Café, and sit in for SportsNation. Date must be mutually agreed upon by winner and ESPN.
|8am||College Football GameDay on Campus||
Deliver the Mascot Head! Winner and one (1) guest get to meet Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, and Chris Fowler, have a VIP seat for the GameDay show, and tour the GameDay Bus. Winners will be invited to attend the early morning meeting with the guys and production staff as well. One (1) person will get to hand Lee Corso the mascot head from behind the desk on the stage before he makes his pick for the big game. Note: This person MAY or MAY NOT be seen on TV. Also included, two (2) tickets to the game. Game tickets are based on availability and may not be available for certain games. Tickets for the Texas vs. Oklahoma game will most likely not be available should the winner select this particular College GameDay experience. Date must be mutually agreed upon by winner and ESPN. Date will not be confirmed until the Sunday before that weekend's trip. Winner must be flexible. Seating location cannot be confirmed as it may be dependent on game choice.
Spend an unforgettable day with Rick Reilly. Winner and a guest will shadow Rick Reilly on an assignment during the month of August 2010. Get a behind the scenes look at the life of America's most popular columnist. This package includes a meal with Rick (breakfast, lunch, or dinner depending on time). Possible dates are dependent on assignments. Date must be mutually agreed upon by winner and ESPN. A day is defined as 4-5 hours.
|9am||ESPN NFL Live||
Hut-Hut! Spend the day with ESPN's NFL Live Crew (including Trey Wingo and other analysts) and watch NFL Live in the studio. This package includes a personalized tour of ESPN and lunch in ESPN Café. Experience must be redeemed on a mutually agreed upon weekday.
|9am||SportsNation with Colin Cowherd||
Winner and a guest will get a behind the scenes look at SportsNation. Guests will attend the morning production meeting, observe show prep and watch the show live in the studio. Also included, the chance to watch some of "The Herd" live in the studio, lunch in the ESPN Café and a behind the scenes tour of ESPN.
|10am||Oakland Raiders||This experience includes:
|11am||LA Sports Live|
|1pm||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2pm||Dinner with John Ireland||
John Ireland bet Steve Mason dinner for himself and ten people that Lebron James was going to Miami. Time to pay up, Mase! Fans can be at the dinner with a $300 or more donation to the V-Foundation! Beginning at 2pm, the first ten bidders will get a spot at the table. The dinner will be on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 6:15 pm at the Rosa Mexicano restaurant at LA LIVE.
|3pm||Mason & Ireland|
|5pm||Lakers Team Captain|
|6pm||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|6pm||X Games 16|
|7pm||In the Zone|
|8pm||Los Angeles Kings|
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was started in 1993 to honor Jim Valvano. From the very humble beginnings of Jim's friends and family, the foundation grew. Today, that circle of friends has expanded, and the support structure of the foundation includes people of all walks of life, those who knew Jim personally, those who knew of Jim and many who have joined the cause simply because they believe in the possibility of Jim's final wish -- to fund research to find cures for cancer.
The V Foundation takes great pride in its fiscal responsibility and is proud to announce that it gives 100 percent of all new, direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs.
ESPN Radio joined Jim's quest to find a cure for cancer by creating this annual auction in 2005. By tapping into our resources and friends in and around the world of sports, we hope to offer once-in-a-lifetime sports experiences and items up for bid in an effort to raise as much money as possible for cancer research.
*All times Pacific.
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