ASA/USA Softball auction for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® runs through Sept 26
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball continues its fundraising efforts for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Central and Western Oklahoma affiliate Sept. 16-26 with the fifth annual “Pink Auction”. From now through Sept. 26 at 2 P.M. CT, fans have the opportunity to bid through eBay on over 20 autographed items from the 2012 USA Softball Women’s National Team “Pink Out” game July 30 at the 2012 World Cup of Softball, presented by Lumber Liquidators, in Oklahoma City.
Click here to bid on USA Softball items including autographed, game-worn helmets and jerseys as well as a poster autographed by the entire 2012 USA Softball Women’s National Team that won the World Cup. Only items listed by Softball Outlet are a part of the benefit auction for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® of Central and Western Oklahoma.
Each winning bidder will not only receive their one-of-a–kind item but will also receive a pink rally towel donated by World Cup sponsor Chesapeake Energy Corporation for the July 30 game. All items are also accompanied by a USA Softball certificate of authenticity.
Since the inception of the “Pink Out” auction in 2008, ASA/USA Softball has raised $56,900 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Central and Western Oklahoma affiliate through the auctioning of game-worn USA Softball jerseys as well as bats, cleats, helmets and other softball apparel. ASA/USA Softball raised $25,000 in 2008, $12,500 in 2009, $13,000 in 2010 and $6,400 in 2011 while also creating additional awareness for the foundation by wearing specially made pink USA Softball jerseys on international television broadcasts.
Note: Per NCAA rules, items worn by and only signed by athletes with remaining college eligibility cannot be auctioned off at this time. These items will be auctioned at a later date once the athletes have exhausted their college eligibility. All auction items that include the entire 2012 USA Softball team’s autographs do include the autographs of the current college athletes.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Central and Western Oklahoma
Since 1994, the Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate has granted over $9 million. With the support of our signature fundraiser, the Race for the Cure®, we will award over $950,000 toward the fight against breast cancer by funding grassroots educational programs as well as national research. Up to seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Affiliate are dedicated to fighting breast cancer in its 47 County Service Area. Grants are awarded each year to local hospitals and community organizations that provide innovative outreach and awareness programs for medically underserved women. A minimum of twenty-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Affiliate fund the national breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program. Partnerships with corporate sponsors and community organizations allows us to continue holding the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, as well as other fundraisers, including the Stomp for the Cure, Pink Tie Ball, and Swing for the Cure®.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.