SneakerBall is Washington, D.C.'s unique black-tie and sneakers gala that includes opportunities for guests to meet athletes and coaches from the region's professional and collegiate teams, as well as local Olympic champions. In addition to the awards presentation and induction ceremony, SneakerBall X will feature live and silent auctions. During the evening's program, guests will have the opportunity to bid on priceless and unique items, services and experiences that cannot be purchased anywhere else.
Interested in donating an item for the 2013 SneakerBall Gala? Click Here to Donate Auction or Service » or contact Lauren Nasiff for more informaiton.
Live Auction - information coming soon
Silent Auction Item Categories:
- Around Town - restaurants, hotels, theaters, museums, concerts, events, etc.
- Hollywood Memorabilia - autographed photos or other items, movie collections, etc.
- Once In a Lifetime Experiences - power lunches, group outings, driving experiences, behind-the- scenes visits, tours, meet and greets, etc.
- Feel Good / Look Good - spa, salons, fitness centers and gyms, etc.
- Golf - golf apparel and accessories, round of golf, access to private courses, etc.
- Kids Korner - youth clinics, classes or training, shows, etc.
- Sports Fanatic - tickets, gear, autographed memorabilia, etc.
- Destinations - trips, excursions, vacations, beach houses, etc.
A new feature of our auction this year is called the College Corner. The College Corner will spotlight six of our most prestigious local Universities. By bundling exclusive items and experiences, guests will have the chance to bid on one-of-a-kind packages from your institution.
- Virginia Tech
- University of Virginia
- George Mason University
- Georgetown University
- University of Maryland
- United States Naval Academy
Live & Silent Auction Rules
1. Raising your auction paddle during the live auction constitutes a contract to buy. Writing your bid number during the silent auction constitutes a contract to buy.
2. All sales are final. NO exchanges or refunds on auction items are permitted unless specifically indicated on the bid sheet. Everything will be sold "as is." Please read the specifications and limitations carefully.
3. Please note that all auction items may have restricted use or other qualifications, which may affect value, application or use to the bidder. All trips are subject to availability and require advance reservations. All restaurant certificates do not include tax, alcoholic beverages or gratuities.
4. All contributions in excess of fair market value are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your personal tax advisor can determine the deductibility of individual items.
5. Each bid sheet lists the minimum acceptable opening bid and the minimum raise required to advance a bid. A person desiring to bid does so by printing name, phone number and the amount of the bid on the line stating the desired bid.
6. No bid, once made, can be withdrawn unless superseded by a valid higher bid.
7. Each new bid is printed on the next available blank line on the bid sheet and must exceed the previous bid by at least the required minimum bid raise (as noted on the bid sheet). Bids will be disqualified if the required minimum raise is not met.
8. In the event of a dispute, the Event Director from the Greater Washington Sports Alliance will determine the winning bidder, and his/her decision will be final.
Thank You To All Of Our 2012 SneakerBall Auction Donors
AFI Silver Theater
Bike and Roll
CITIES: Restaurant & Lounge
Clyde's Restaurant Group
Crystal Gateway Marriott
CSI Crime Museum
Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships
Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation
DC Guitars & Gregg Hammond
Down Dog Yoga
Dreams for Kids
Fairfax Racquet Club
Fogo de Chao
Four Streams Golf Club
Gauntlet Golf Club
Gaylord National Resort
Great Country Farms
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
Holiday Inn Capitol
International Spy Museum
JW Marriott Washington DC
Kaller Fine Arts
Kathleen Barnes Interiors, Inc.
Laurel Hill Golf Club
Lee's Hill Golf Club
Marci Brand Interiors
Marvatots N' Teens Gymnastics
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Paradise Springs Winery
Philip Carter Winery of VA
Prince Michel Vineyard
South Riding Golf Club
SPE Dive School, DC
Sport & Spine Rehab
The Phillips Collection
Three Fox Vineyards
Tranquil Space Yoga
Uber, Private Transportation
United States Naval Academy
University of Maryland
Virtue Feed & Grain
VIP Sports Marketing
Virginia Tech University
Westfields Golf Club
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards