VCU Athletics Holds Silent Auction

RICHMOND, Va. – Facing one of the biggest natural disasters in recent memory, the country of Haiti is looking for all the help it can get and VCU Athletics is looking to do their part this week.

Beginning Wednesday, VCU Athletics will host a silent auction with over 20 items up for bid to Rams fans. All proceeds from the event will benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

“The devastation in Haiti is something that we will never comprehend,” Head Coach Shaka Smart said. “Anything that we can do to supply just a little bit of help is something we want to be involved with.”

The auction will start on Wednesday morning through A link on the front page will provide a list of available items, along with an email address where fans can send their bids.

Along with the website, there will be a table set-up on the concourse level for the Rams’ home game against William & Mary on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and the women’s game on Thursday against the University of Delaware at 7 p.m.

Three times a day, will be updated with the highest bid for each item. At 5 p.m. on Friday evening, the auction will close and the winners will be contacted to collect their winnings.

Below are the 20 items that are currently in the auction with more items to be added before Wednesday:

1) Co-Host for an afternoon with Greg Burton with ESPN 950

2) Four tickets to a Baltimore Orioles’ game to see Former Ram Cla Meredith

3) 4 CAA Basketball t-shirts and 4 tickets to the one of the Friday Sessions of the men’s basketball Championship

4) 4 Season Tickets to VCU Baseball

5) Two Press Row Seats at the ESPNU BracketBuster game on Feb. 19th or 20th

6) A round of golf with Norwood, VCU Head Golf Coach Matt Ball and two spots…

7) Flying Squirrels Prize Pack

8) 16×20 Print of Verizon Wireless Arena during the Oklahoma Game

9) 16×20 Print of Larry Sanders’ Dunk, signed by Larry

10) Lunch with Shaka and Staff

11) One-Hour Workout Session with Men’s Basketball Strength Coach Daniel Roose

12) VCU Prize Pack – Duffle Bag, Two Shirts

13) VCU Shirt

14) VCU Shirt

15) Basketball Autographed by entire VCU men’s basketball team

16) 2009-10 Media Guide Autographed by entire VCU men’s basketball team

17) Basketball Autographed by entire VCU women’s basketball team

18) Jersey Autographed by entire VCU women’s basketball team

19) Admittance to Beth Cunningham’s skills camp

20) Admittance to Shaka Smart’s skills camp

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Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for Ram Nation since 2007 with a focus on news, photos, and feature stories.