Hullabaloo Auction bids support Tulane programs

June 10, 2013 12:00 PM

New Wave staff

Last-minute bidding frenzy is expected as the online Helluva Hullabaloo Auction moves into its final days for Tulane University supporters to grab travel opportunities, sporting events and entertainment packages. To keep the excitement going, auction organizers are adding new items that have an extended bidding deadline.

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Tulane student-athletes and Empowers community outreach programs will benefit from funds raised at the auction on CharityBuzz, which began on May 22. Bidding will end for 85 items on Wednesday (June 12), but bidders will have more days to bid on these new items:

• Hockey fans can choose from four lower bowl tickets to see the Los Angeles Kings in action at a game to be chosen, or an autographed jersey from Kings' star Jonathan Quick.

• Baseball fans can bid for tickets to the Cubs vs. Oakland A’s series in Oakland, Calif., on July 2, 3 and 4. Two different opportunities are offered — 10 tickets for the July 2 game, or four tickets to each day of that series.

• The Tulane Unified Commencement Ceremony features New Orleans music and renowned keynote speakers. If you’d like reserved seats for the ceremony on May 17, 2014, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, bid on this item.

A tempting variety of prime sports, travel and entertainment opportunities are up for bid in the current auction, from travel to Disney theme parks, to tickets to the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon, to tickets to Green Wave and top professional sporting events in golf, soccer, NASCAR and football. Memorabilia signed by top pro athletes also are available. Bidders should be sure that the statement, "Proceeds Benefit: Tulane University,” appears on the right hand side of the bid page before making a bid.

The Hullabaloo Auction, including online events during the year as well as the annual live auction during Homecoming Weekend, brought in a record of nearly $800,000 last year and is one of the university’s largest fundraising programs.

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