Friday, November 10, 2006

Get Your Stanford Stuff here!

One of my favorite parts of working on the Auction is getting the stuff. It is amazing to me that, year after year, we are able to put together such a diverse and exciting bunch of items. Each year, we try to bring back popular favorites while adding new items that we think will be extra special.

This year we have added something a little different—Basketball 101 with Tara (item #159). This isn’t an item up for competitive bidding—instead, for your one time bid of $25, you will be able to attend a one hour teaching session with Tara as she discusses the nuts and bolts of the game that we love. Who better to learn from than a Hall of Famer? This event will be limited to the first 100 who sign up, so check it out at the auction so that you don’t get shut out!

We have lots of Sit on the Bench opportunities again this year, but one of them stands out—wouldn’t you like to be on the Cardinal Bench for the 2007 match up with Tennessee (item #161)? This is a once in a lifetime chance to share in the thrill of a great Rivalry! Always one of the most intense games of the year, the 2007 edition will be the final regular season college match up between Ice and Ace—Candice Wiggins and Candace Parker, two of the very brightest stars on the Basketball horizon. Can the Cardinal beat the Vols at home for the first time since 1995? Wouldn’t you like to be there, up-close and personal? You'll be a part of the action as you join the team in pre-game introductions, game huddles, halftime and post-game too!

Two real favorites coming back again this year are A Day in the Life (#152) and the Kids Clinic with selected Stanford Coaches and Players (#153). A Day in the Life let’s your favorite youngster “hang” with some of the players as they go through a typical day on campus—how special is that? The Kids Clinic is for a total of 12 Kids who will be put through the paces at Maples Pavilion—if only I was a Kid!

Or maybe you’d like to—
--have Lunch with Charmin (#154)
--breakdown video with Karen (#155)
--workout with Stanford Trainer Kelly Clark (#156)
--sit with Tara at the 2007 banquet (#157)
--have Breakfast with Amy (#160)
--Sponsor a Locker (#148-151)

Another great feature of the auction is that Coach Amy “cleans the closet” and we are able to auction off Stanford apparel that is not readily available. There is something for everybody from T-Shirts to Warm Ups to Player Jerseys.

All of these items are in the Stanford area of the Auction--
check them out here!

Next up—I’ll highlight some of the Travel items up for bid, so get ready to pack your bags!

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