WELCOME to the Virtual Red & Black Blast Silent Auction and Donation Site! 

If you did not have a chance to attend the, you can still watch the event here: https://redblackblast.live/

You can also still support ATS by donating here:  https://foundation.uc.edu/ATSFund

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$10,000 Goal

$12,658

Total Raised

FAQs

Can anyone participate in the Online Auction?

The auction is open to everyone 18 years and older. You must be 21 years and older to bid on any alcohol-related auction package. We encourage you to share the link with your friends and family.


To participate in the Auction from the convenience of your home, you just need to register on redblackblast.givesmart.com. Bidders will be responsible for paying immediately upon winning, and must cover shipping costs or coordinate pick-up of their items/certificates from Advancement & Transition Services at the University of Cincinnati.  Instructions will be sent to the winners after the auction closes. (Only domestic shipping can be provided.)

 

May I pay by check or other methods of payment?

Upon registering, you will be asked to provide credit card information. Bidders will need to authorize their winning bid charges to that credit card immediately after the auction closes. Any balances added on for shipping will be charged to your card once item is shipped.

 

To make a separate pledge or donation using alternate payment, please contact:

Chris Eden, Sr. Director, Development, CECH - UC Foundation

513-556-0912

Chris.eden@uc.edu


How do I pick up my items or have them shipped to me?

To receive your items, payment must be received in order to coordinate delivery/pick-up of your item. Within the week following the closing of the auction, we will contact you regarding your preference for delivery versus in-person pick-up at the University of Cincinnati.


Pick-up of items will be available during designated times. Instructions will be sent to winners after the auction closes.


If you choose to have your items delivered, we will add any shipping and handling costs to your balance on GiveSmart for you to authorize payment.  We will package the item and choose the mail carrier at our discretion. 

**If Advancement & Transition Services (ATS) is not contacted by 4/16/2021 for (pick-up, delivery or shipping) on an item, the item will be forfeited and will be used again to benefit ATS.**


Can I still donate an item to the auction?

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting auction item donations for the 2021 auction. If you'd like to donate something for next year, please let us know.

 

How do I start and continue my bidding?

Browse the Silent Auction and start bidding on your favorite items! Place your bid on selected items, set a maximum bid if desired, and GiveSmart will continue to keep you in the running until you reach your maximum bid.

 

How can I keep active and know if I am outbid or have won an item?

You will be notified via text if you have been outbid. Keep an eye on your favorite items! If you are NOT receiving the text messages, make sure you have the correct mobile number under your profile. The texts will continue to notify you when you have been outbid or reached your maximum bid. When the silent auction closes, you will also receive a text message if you won any items.


I've mistakenly placed a bid. What do I do?

Please ask for assistance from our team by emailing sadie.everett@uc.edu. Please call or text 312-961-1030 for assistance.

View this short video to learn how to bid:  https://vimeo.com/322061296

Auction Rules

  • All winning bids are final.
  • There will be no exchange or refund on items unless otherwise specified.
  • Please make payments in full by Monday, March 15, 2021. 
  • Your item(s) must be paid in full prior to arranging pick-up or shipping. Within the week following the closing of the auction, we will contact you regarding your preference for delivery versus in-person pick-up at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Pick up of items will be available during designated times. We will require a signature upon pick up. Instructions will be sent to the winners after the auction closes.
  • For delivery, we will add any shipping and handling costs to your balance on GiveSmart for you to authorize payment. Once we have received payment confirmation for the shipping costs, we will package the item and choose the mail carrier at our discretion. If you would like to add insurance for the shipment, please let us know.
  • If ATS is not contacted by 4/16/2021 for (pick-up, delivery or shipping) on an item, the item will be forfeited and will be utilized again to benefit ATS.
  • Please carefully check your items upon pick-up and delivery.
  • Advancement & Transition Services (ATS) is not responsible for replacing gift certificates lost after pick up or delivery.
  • ATS is under no obligation to extend, modify or change items or restrictions on item certificates. Please pay careful attention to all conditions, restrictions and expiration dates on items and services. 
  • Unless otherwise stated, gift certificates exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity.
  • Dates for all trips and similar events must be mutually arranged with the donor. 
  • All reservations should be made at least one month in advance. 
  • All gift card usage is the responsibility of the buyer. 
  • Although the gift card and amount is currently valid, ATS cannot be held responsible for unused gift cards at businesses that may cease to operate prior to the expiration date. 
  • ATS has endeavored to catalogue and describe the auction items correctly, but all items are sold "as is." 
  • No statements contained in the program or made orally at the sale or elsewhere shall be deemed a warranty, representation or assumption of liability. 
  • ATS reserves the right to withdraw any item from sale. 
  • Items depicted are for illustration purposes and may not be actual auction items. 


THANK YOU FOR BIDDING!

We appreciate your strict observance of these restrictions as future donations depend on it.

Thank you to the 2021 Virtual Red & Black Blast Sponsors!

Hosted By

University of Cincinnati Foundation

Location

Cincinnati, OH, USA

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