CET Action Auction almost here


March 27, 2013

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Kellie May

CET Promotions & Communications




CET Action Auction almost here



It’s that time of year –the days are longer, warmer weather is around the corner, and the CET Action Auction is almost here! This year’s Action Auction will be broadcast live on CET from 5pm to 11pm Wednesday, April 10, though Friday, April 12, and then from 3pm to midnight Saturday, April 13.


This is the 46th year for this live televised auction, which is the biggest annual fundraiser for CET, Greater Cincinnati’s PBS station.



“The proceeds from this event help us to sustain the services we bring to more than 2.3 million people each year on air, online and in our community,” said Events Manager Joycee Simendinger. “We appreciate all of our auction item donors, sponsors, supporters and bidders. We work on this auction year-round and we’re looking forward to this year’s event.”


As always, the Action Auction will feature trips, household items, furniture, artwork, sports items, experiences, gift certificates and more. This year’s big board is also full of special items, including a 7 night Civil War Excursion; a three-hour river boat cruise; and 160 total radio spots for Q102, B105, 97.3 The Wolf and Rewind 94.9. Many of the larger items can be viewed online now at http://www.cetconnect.org/events/action-auction/items and don’t forget that Saturday is wine night!


This year’s auction chair is Don Jones of Champion Window. Jones and his team have helped plan the auction, orchestrate the February art show, rally support for the on-air broadcast, and pull together a variety of auction items for the Chairman’s Board, which will include an on-field experience with The Cincinnati Reds, a Bengals’ sideline experience, a private dinner for 10 at Montgomery Inn and much more.


“Champion is excited to be involved in this year’s Action Auction. CET is an important part of the Queen City and this auction is crucial to the organization’s success,” Jones said. “Champion understands the importance of supporting and being involved with our community.”


For information on making a donation, becoming a sponsor, volunteering or getting an Express Bid Number, please call 513-345-6549 or visit www.CETconnect.org/events/action-auction.


CET would like to thank current sponsors Ameritas; Champion Windows Siding and Patio Rooms; Netherland Rubber; Heidelberg Distributing Company; LaRosa’s; Ohio Valley Wine and Beer; Toyota; CET Premiere Circle Committee; Greater Cincinnati Credit Union; Hoeting Realtors; The Center;  USA Collision Centers; Ohio National Financial Services; Dr. Will Sawyer; Insurance Women of Greater Cincinnati; and Llanfair Retirement Community.

Regular PBS programming will be available on CET Create during the auction. Visit www.CETconnect.org/create for more information about this channel.



Editor’s Note: CET Station Manager and Action Auction Executive Producer Jack Dominic, Event Manager Joycee Simendinger and Action Auction Event Chair Don Jones are available for media interviews. To request an interview, contact CET Communications at 513-345-6511.



About CET: CET is Greater Cincinnati’s leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents; 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, CET Arts or CET Create, visit www.CETconnect.org.


CET serves viewers and residents in the following counties: Adams, Brown , Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Springfield and Warren in Ohio; Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, Switzerland, Union and Wayne in Indiana; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Mason, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Trimble in Kentucky.



About Champion: Celebrating their 60th anniversary, Champion Windows and Sunrooms is truly factory direct providing premium quality at a wholesale value. Champion designs it, builds it, installs it, and guarantees it. Therefore, Champion has control over every aspect of manufacturing, distribution, installation and servicing providing a single source of accountability and peace of mind for its customers. With over 75 locations nationally with service and a showroom locally, Champion is the leading window replacement, sunroom, siding and roofing contractor in the U.S. The company operates factories in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Denver, Colorado. For more information on Champion Window, please visit www.GetChampion.com