Augustana University has over 400 student-athletes. All money raised at the Auction goes to supporting student-athletes and programs with equipment, nutrition needs, professional development, travel, and more. Due to COVID-19, this year's Auction will be held virtually October 4th - October 9th.
"This is a signature event for Augustana Athletics and while I'm disappointed we couldn't hold the auction in person, the purpose is the same - support our student-athletes and give them the opportunity to have a life-changing experience," Augustana Director of Athletics Josh Morton said. "Since we aren't able to compete just yet, we want the auction to be a chance for Vikings from all over to come together for a great cause, and to have it run during Viking Days makes it even better."
Online bidding will close at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. As the time winds down on Friday, the GoAugie Facebook page will begin a live video to wrap up the auction week beginning at 6:00 p.m.
New for the 2020 Virtual Auction is a $ports $howdown, a competition amongst all teams at Augustana to help raise funds for each individual team. A friendly competition, the top three fundraising teams will have a portion of donations received matched by a generous donor.
To donate specifically for the $ports $howdown, click on 'View Items' and find the icon for the sport you wish to donate to. All funds raised during the Virtual Athletics Auction go directly to supporting Augustana student-athletes.
Auction item pickup will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m at the Elmen Center on campus. More information will be sent to winners at the close of the auction. Items are able to be shipped for an additional fee.
There is no charge to create an auction account. Questions? Contact Emily Punt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-274-5236