Summer Action Auction Preview Opens Early
The Summer Action Auction doesn’t start until April 9, but we’ve had so much enthusiasm from our donors and bidders that we’ve decided to open our item preview earlier than expected! You can preview the Summer Action Auction items online at https://e.givesmart.com/events/kDL/i/. Remember that bidding opens on April 9 at 9am and closes at 5pm on April 19. We will also continue to add new items as they are donated.
But what is the Summer Action Auction?
Last March, when the world pressed pause, we moved our full Auction Auction from April to June and then to September. But what were we going to do with all those certificates for items best enjoyed during the summer? Most people aren’t thinking about golf outings, kayaking, zip lining or taking a long weekend come mid-September.
And that’s how the Summer Action Auction was born. In addition to being a way to raise money for local public television at a critical time and sell the items we already had on hand, the Summer Action Auction also became a test run for using an online auction platform for an event that had been using broadcast and “blue sheets” for more than 50 years.
This year, as we reflected upon the success of both the Summer Auction and the full Action Auction, we decided to host both events again. The Summer version will continue to be exclusively online while the full Action Auction will include the online bidding and on-air showcase. The full auction will be September 8 through September 11 and will be broadcast on CET, ThinkTV16 and online.
What items will be available?
Here are just a few highlights:
Kentucky State Parks
If you are itching for a getaway without too much driving, then here is an offer for you. This certificate is for a one night’s stay at any of the seventeen Kentucky State Resort Park Lodges. There are locations throughout the Bluegrass State to relax and enjoy. This offer is not valid during special events, holidays, and it cannot be used on Fridays or Saturdays during June, July or October. Reservations are required. Certificate expires February 1, 2022. Donor value is $125.
Ohio Renaissance Festival
Prepare thyself for a non-stop, day long adventure, stepping back into Elizabethan England, at the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg, Ohio. The certificate is good for four tickets for one weekend day of your choice. The 2021 festival runs from September 4th through October 31st, and also can be enjoyed on Labor Day. This offer expires on October 31, 2021. Donor value is $92.
River’s Edge Canoe and Kayak Outfitters
Canoe, kayak or raft down the Little Miami River, a State and National Scenic Designated River. Located along one of the least crowded and most secluded sections of the river, they are between Waynesville and Bellbrook on US Route 42. Trips start at Rivers Edge Outfitters where you will ride one of their shuttle buses upstream to your starting point and then float back to your starting point. Changing rooms and picnic shelters are located on the grounds. This certificate for two people is for weekdays only, no holidays and expires September 21, 2021. Donor value is $60.
Cincinnati Reds Diamond Seats
With seating featured within the first eight rows behind home plate, there’s no better way to take in a Reds game than Diamond seats. This ultimate fan experience is like no other in the ballpark. These all-inclusive tickets grant access to the upscale buffet in the private Diamond Club Lounge 90 minutes prior to and during the game, where you can relax in the comfortable, climate-controlled environment complete with big screen TVs and a gourmet buffet. Or, if you don’t want to miss the excitement of the game, enjoy in-seat food and beverage service during the game.
The certificate may be redeemed for any Sunday through Thursday regular season mutually agreed upon date and is courtesy of North American Properties, a multi-regional real estate operating company since 1954.
We look forward to hosting the Summer Action Auction next month and we appreciate your support!
Still have an item or certificate to donate to the summer auction or full auction this fall? Learn about making a donation or becoming a sponsor: https://events.cetconnect.org/action-auction.