ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning has originated from the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, MLB All-Star Game, Indy 500, Kentucky Derby and many other marquee events, and will add a listener’s home to the list via a winning bid in the fourth annual “Don’t Give Up ESPYs V Foundation Auction.” Net proceeds from the auction will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
People can place online bids July 6 through July 16 via espnradio.com and ebay.com for the popular morning show to broadcast live from their home or property. The popular morning program is hosted by Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m. ET on ESPN Radio, ESPN2 HD and espnradio.com.
ESPN Radio’s “Don’t Give Up ESPYs V Foundation Auction” will feature more than 200 items and experiences for auction. The majority will be available through an online component via espnradio.com or ebay.com (July 6-16) while 18 fan “experiences” will be auctioned in a day-long radiothon across ESPN Radio’s six national shows on Wednesday, July 16.
The opening bid for Mike & Mike to broadcast from a listener’s home will be $0.99 while most of the other online auction items will begin at a $1.99. Items available online will include autographed jerseys, footballs, basketballs, baseballs, collectible cars, helmets, boxing gloves, books, collector’s player cards and photos.
ESPN Radio’s “experiences” will range from special access ticket packages to sporting events and trips to ESPN’s headquarters. Listeners call 1-800-4JimmyV to make bids with the highest bidder at 59 minutes past each hour winning the experience. Details of the other auction and online items and experiences are available on espnradio.com.
Last year’s auction raised $825,000 in net proceeds for The V Foundation, an 89% increase over the previous year’s total of $435,770 and a 310% increase over the first annual event’s total of $201,000. The event is one of Team ESPN’s corporate outreach initiatives which will coincide with the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic on July 15 and the ESPYs July 16 (televised Sunday, July 20 at 9 p.m. on ESPN).