SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in partnership with Communities in Schools and Leadership Foundation announced today it will hold a benefit auction through eBay. The auction’s proceeds will be used to deliver meaningful programs to underrepresented children and communities throughout the country. The auction goes live tonight and will run through April 12.
“These auctions will be a great way to make a difference in the community, and eBay is a perfect platform to make this happen,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We have a great selection of items and experiences to offer that will help us to reach our goals.”
This auction will include seven priceless experiences and 25 different custom made and limited edition basketballs autographed by the following Hall of Famers: Adrian Dantley, C. Vivian Stringer, Cathy Rush, Charles Barkley, David Robinson, Dick Vitale, Dominique Wilkins, Hakeem Olajuwon, Hortencia de Fatima Marcari, Hubie Brown, Jerry Sloan, Jim Boeheim, John Stockton, Members from the Class of 2002, Members from the Class of 2004, Members from the Class of 2008, Members of the 1992 Dream Team, Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, Pat Riley, Patrick Ewing, Phil Jackson, Roy Williams, Scottie Pippen and Tiny Archibald.
The auctions will be formally announced on Monday, April 7 at 11 a.m. CST.
For more information please visit: www.ebay.com/hoophallforkids
EXPERIENCES IN THE AUCTION:
UNFORGETABLE EVENING WITH CHARLES BARKLEY AND JERRY COLANGELO
An intimate dinner party for ten guests in Phoenix, Arizona as you wine and dine with two of the game’s greatest heavyweights -- Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Jerry Colangelo -- over sumptuous cuisine and spirits prepared by acclaimed chef Mark Tarbell.
WORLD CUP GAMES IN BARCELONA - SEPTEMBER 2014 – SPAIN
Join USA Basketball during an unforgettable weekend for two, September 5 – 8, as the men’s national team heads to Barcelona for the World Cup’s elimination round. The USA Men’s National Team is coached by Hall of Famers Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim and will be filled with some of the NBA’s brightest stars this summer.
ULTIMATE HALL OF FAME GOLF EXPERIENCE
Entertain your associates and friends during the 2014 Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic at the luxurious Wigwam Arizona located just outside Phoenix, September 25 & 26. This package is for four people and includes four rooms for one night at the Wigwam Arizona resort, a spot in the Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic tournament with a Hall of Famer playing with your group as a fifth, VIP tickets and invitations to the private Hall of Famer Roundtable, Pairings Party, Tournament Breakfast & Awards Luncheon.
ULTIMATE HALL OF FAME NBA ALL-STAR EXPERIENCE - FEBRUARY 2015 – NEW YORK
Be a VIP guest at basketball’s greatest showcase with tickets and accommodations for two as the best players in the league duel it out all on one floor during the All-Star Game, plus VIP tickets to All-Star Saturday Night’s Three Point Contest, Slam Dunk Contest and the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Live Press Conference Announcing the Class of 2015 Direct Elect members & Finalists.
ULTIMATE HALL OF FAME FINAL FOUR EXPERIENCE - APRIL 2015 – INDIANAPOLIS
Become a virtual Hall of Famer during college hoops’ greatest spectacle at the Men’s Final Four. This trip includes tickets and accommodations for two including private suite tickets to the semi-finals and championship games with Hall of Famers and members of the newly elected Class, plus VIP seating at the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Live Press Conference on Championship Monday.
HALL OF FAMER ROY WILLIAMS / UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS EXPERIENCE
Live the ultimate behind the scenes access experience with national championship Head Coach, Roy Williams and Tar Heels basketball during the 2014-15 season. You and a guest will receive tickets to a game with priority seating, VIP access to a UNC practice and post-game press conference, plus a private meeting with Coach Williams 30 minutes after the press conference.
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS VIP LAS VEGAS EXPERIENCE
Enjoy the ultimate fan meet and greet for ten people including tickets to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Sunday, May 25 at Surrender Nightclub in Las Vegas with a a private cabana for your group and personal meet and greet with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis after the show.