The University of Victoria Vikes women’s basketball team are fundraising through a GoBid Online auction. The program hopes to supply Vikes supporters with the one-stop online shop from Sept. 29 through to Oct. 10. Proceeds directly support the varsity women’s basketball student-athletes, and in particular scholarships. Using the GoBid charity auction website platform, this auction promises to give you an exciting and unique shopping experience.

Interested supporters can get a head start on holiday season shopping, look for special birthday gifts or just purchase something to celebrate something special in your life.  There are almost 100 auction packages, featuring overnight stays in some of Victoria’s finest hotels, meals in many of the city’s best restaurants, golf outings at several of Vancouver Island’s most competitive golf courses and tickets to local events and tourist attractions.  You will also find special auction packages offering driving lesson packages to complete your Class 5 license, the preparation of spousal wills for the protection of your family and autographed sports memorabilia from superstars Steve Nash, Sidney Crosby and Daniel Sedin.

Why should you support this fundraising endeavor? 
The U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who competed in basketball while attending Harvard, recently stated, “I’m a big believer in the value of college sports because I can think of no other institution, apart from the military, that does as much to change our future leaders as intercollegiate athletics.”  You have a chance to make a similar positive impact on the development of this region’s next crop of leaders by supporting their athletic and their academic careers with your support of this event.

Browse all the auction packages and purchase items with the below steps:

1.  Go to the auction website www.gobid.ca
2.  Click on the heading “Auctions” at the top of the page
3.  Click on “Upcoming Auctions” on the right side of the page to reach the UVic auctions postings
4.  When bidding starts, click on “Active Auctions” and register for a bidding account

Once the auction opens for bidding, you can register for an account at the GoBid website so you are able to bid on the items of your choice.  The highest bid received for each auction package as of the closing time of October 10 at midnight wins the item and then the winner gets to set off an adventure of a lifetime.

For further information, please contact:

Dani Sinclair, Vikes Women’s Basketball Head Coach: dsinclr@uvic.ca, 250-818-6321
Brett Westcott, Vikes Assistant Coach and Auction Organizer: westcott@shaw.ca, 250-388-9807

 

 

Ali Lee

 

 

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