July 22, 2013


Five Great Auctions To Benefit RIC Athletics

Providence, R.I.-The Rhode Island College Athletic Department is currently accepting bids on five auction packages.  All proceeds generated from the auction will go directly towards enhancing the student-athletesí experience at Rhode Island College.


Item #1 value $250.00.   Minimum bid $200.00

 Spend the day at The Travers Stakes at Saratoga Springs Racetrack in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Saturday, August 24.  Bring some friends as this package includes four admissions (two seating/two general). The package also includes hotel accommodations (does not include taxes) at the Courtyard Marriott in Albany, N.Y. 


Item #2 value $250.  Minimum bid $200.00

 There is nothing better than listening to music in the Berkshires on a summer night.  Item #2 consists of two tickets to see Harry Connick Jr. live in concert at Tanglewood Musical Center in Lenox, Mass. on Saturday, August 31. This package also includes hotel accommodations for two at the Residence Inn in West Springfield, Mass.     


Item #3 value $1,800.  Minimum bid $1,400.00.  Includes letter of authenticity.

Autographed 2012-2013 Miami Heat NBA basketball signed by members of the Miami Heat including LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and Ray Allen.  There are very few of these balls available, a real collectorís item.  Donated by the Miami Heat.


Item #4 value $500.  Minimum bid $300.  Includes letter of authenticity.

 Autographed 2012-13 Boston Celtics basketball signed by this yearís Celtics including Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo.  This is very rare ball and will become even more sought after considering the recent trades.  Donated by the Boston Celtics.


Item #5 value $700. Minimum bid at $450.

If you or that special person in your life have an affinity for the game of golf then you donít want to miss the chance of bidding on this item.  Five antique, wood shaft golf clubs enclosed in a custom made polished wood case manufactured by Rhode Island Picture Frame.  A beautiful piece that would be perfect for home or office.   


 Items will be available to bid upon until Friday, August 10th at 4 p.m.  If you are interested in placing a bid on one or more packages, or would like to view the items contact please contact Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Greg OíConnor at or (401) 456-8961.  Winners for each package will be notified on Tuesday, August 13.


 Donít miss out on your chance to win one of these great summer packages or terrific memorabilia items!  Place your bid today and help support Rhode Island College Athletics.