Today, eBay for Charity and ESPN have announced the launch of the annual ESPY Day Auction. In connection with the 25th annual ESPY Awards on July 12, the charity auction gives shoppers the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences at some of the world’s most famous sporting events, including Wimbledon and the Super Bowl. The eBay for Charity auction launches on July 5 starting at 4:30 a.m. PDT with new items and experiences added throughout the day, and will run until July 12 at 3:00 p.m. PDT at eBay.com/ESPN. The proceeds from this initiative will benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
As part of this ESPY Day auction on eBay for Charity, sports fanatics can bid on more than 55 VIP experiences with their favorite ESPN hosts including: tickets to the ESPN Party at the 2018 Super Bowl, 2018 NFL Draft Experience, the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Winter X Games weekend in Aspen, two days of VIP access at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships; as well as once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as shadowing ESPN’s film directors during the making of an upcoming project, and much more.
“At eBay, we’re committed to inspiring our shoppers to not only embrace and express their individuality, but to easily connect to the causes and charities they care about,” said Chris Librie, eBay’s Senior Director of Global Impact. “We’re honored to be collaborating with ESPN, bringing our loyal shoppers – and sports fans – incredible items and experiences they won’t find anywhere else.”
To shop the annual ESPY charity auction, head to eBay.com/ESPN through July 12.
About eBay for Charity
eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $725 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity. For more information, visit www.ebay.com/charityshop.
About the V Foundation
The V Foundation for Cancer Research is dedicated to declaring victory over cancer. It 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 funded more than $170 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on The V Foundation, please visit www.v.org
About The ESPYS
This year marks the 25th airing of The ESPYS which gathers top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2017 ESPYS will recognize both sport-specific achievements, such as “Best MLB Player” and “Best WNBA Player,” and best-in-sport winners, such as “Best Team” or “Best Female Athlete” that pit nominees from different sports against each other. The ESPYS support ESPN’s ongoing commitment to the V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993.