The Penn State Lady Lions announced today the launch of their annual WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State online auctions, and for the first time will sponsor two internet fundraisers to boost donations for breast cancer causes. The auctions will feature autographed memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a Saturday Night Live package and a deluxe football weekend for the Penn State-Alabama game.
This year, the Lady Lions are teaming with CharityBuzz.com to raise additional funds for Pink Zone. The Charity Buzz auction will run through Wednesday, March 2 and features several Joe Paterno autographed items, including a used briefcase and football shoes. Other highlights include a behind-the-scenes tour of MLB Headquarters with Sports Illustrated Writer Tom Verducci, Penn State Fantasy Football Registration, Miraval Spa trip, Inaugural Big Ten Football Championship game package and a trip for two to the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament with the Lady Lions. For more information on the Charity Buzz Pink Zone Online Auction, visit the Charity Buzz auction website at www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/pennstate.
A second online auction, on GoPSUsports, will take place through Wednesday, March 2. Online auction proceeds will benefit Mount Nittany Medical Center, the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. For more information on the GoPSUsports.com Online Auction, visit the Pink Zone website at www.GoPSUsports.com/pinkzone.
Charity Buzz Pink Zone Online Auction items are:
- Trip for two to the 2011 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis
- Penn State-Alabama Football Package (Two-night stay at the Penn Stater, Athletic Director’s Friday Night Reception, President’s Tailgate, two tickets for Athletic Director’s box for the game)
- Joe Paterno Briefcase (used and signed)
- Autographed Joe Paterno Football Shoes
- Autographed Joe Paterno Football
- Football Pin from the Penn State-Alabama game in the 1959 Liberty Bowl
- Fly Fishing Afternoon Lesson with Joe Humphries and lodging at the Carnegie House
- Miraval Spa Trip (Four days, three nights for two people)
- Spend a Day with Baseball Analyst and Sports Illustrated Writer, Tom Verducci, at the MLB Network Headquarters in Secaucus, N.J.
- Behind the Scenes Tour of the New York Times with the Page One Conference Meeting.
- Hotel Hershey Package (Two-night stay, two breakfasts, $100 credit for spa or golf)
- Wayne Gretzky Autographed Jersey Package (Four jerseys – Edmonton, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis)
- ESPN Duffel Bag
- Press Row Experience for the Penn State-Alabama Football Game
- Two Registrations for the Penn State Ladies X’s and O’s Camp
- Dinner with Valerie Plame Wilson at her Home in Santa Fe, N.M.
- Personalized Cover & Meet-n-Greet with Chip Kidd in New York City
- Visit to the Set of Goats
- Modern Family Autographed Script
- Penn State Men’s Football Fantasy Camp Registration
- Inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Package in Indianapolis (Two tickets to Big Ten Football Championship game on Dec. 3, 2011, two-night stay at the Omni Hotel)
- Meet-n-Greet with Tony Bennett in Houston, Texas
- Pittsburgh Penguins Package (Four tickets to the Pittsburgh Penguins game vs. the Edmonton Oilers on March 13, one-night stay at the Marriott City Center)
- Penn State Football Weekend vs. Indiana State (includes two-night stay at the Nittany Lion Inn, President’s tailgate and two game tickets)
- Penn State Football Experience vs. Nebraska (includes one quarter in the radio booth, President’s tailgate and postgame press conference)
- Toftrees Resort Package (One-night stay and round of golf for two)
- Intern at Accuweather for the Day
- Jonas Brothers Autographed Guitar
- The Lodge at Woodloch Package (One-night stay for two, three gourmet meals, spa credit and regularly programmed activities)
- Saturday Night Live Experience (Two tickets to Saturday Night Live, backstage tour with director as a guest of Penn State President Graham Spanier)
- New York City Experience (One-night weekday stay at Phillips Club Lincoln Center, two tickets to a taping of The View, and a $250 gift certificate to Le Bernardin)
- NCIS Set Visit and Gift Basket (Visit for two to the NCIS set and a gift basket with NCIS memorabilia)
- Duke Basketball Package (Two tickets and a parking pass for a 2011-2012 Duke basketball game)
- Autographed Franco Harris Football
- Philadelphia Phillies Package (Two tickets to a game in 2011, pre-game visit to the broadcast booth with announcer & Penn State graduate Chris Wheeler, autographed baseball and autographed book by Wheeler)
- Autographed Print from Joe Paterno’s 400th win
- Limited Edition Star Trek Memorabilia
- Host a Catered Event at Penn State’s new H.O. Smith Botanical Gardens, catering by Zola’s New World Bistro
- 7 Points Marina Houseboat Rental on Raystown Lake
- New Cara Mor Spa Retreat in Spruce Creek (package for eight women including 2 nights lodging, gourmet meals, and full professional staff for unlimited services)
GoPSUsports.com Pink Zone Online Auction items are:
- San Antonio Spurs Tickets (Two tickets to the Spurs game on Sunday, Feb. 27 in San Antonio vs. Memphis)
- 2011-12 Lady Lion Basketball Honorary Coach for a Game
- Autographed Penn State Football by Joe Paterno, Sean Lee, Darryl Clark, Jared Odrick, Josh Hull and Kevin Cousins
- Lady Lion Basketball Box Seats for a 2011-12 Game
- Yanni Concert Package (Two tickets to Yanni concert at the Bryce Jordan Center and dinner for two at the Nittany Lion Inn or Penn Stater)
- Celtic Woman Concert Package (Two tickets to Celtic Woman concert at the Bryce Jordan Center and dinner for two at the Nittany Lion Inn or Penn Stater)
- Game-Used Nike/Kay Yow Cancer Fund Ball from the 2011 WBCA Pink Zone Game
- #24 Game-Used Penn State Lady Lion Jersey
- Penn State Women’s Volleyball Autographed NCAA Commemorative Poster and Volleyball
In addition to the online auctions, the Lady Lions will sponsor two other fundraisers — a silent auction and a chance drawing for their Pink Zone jerseys. The silent auction will be offered on the concourse as part of the Pink Zone game day festivities on Sunday, Feb. 27. It includes Penn State memorabilia, autographed professional sports memorabilia and Lady Lion experiences. For a list of silent auction items, visit www.GoPSUsports.com/pinkzone.
The Chances for the11 Lady Lions game-used jerseys from the Pink Zone at Penn State are available at the Pink Zone table on men’s and women’s basketball game days at Portal 20 in the Bryce Jordan Center. They cost $2 for one and $5 for three. The drawing will take place Monday, Feb. 28.
The 2011 WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State will take place on Sunday, Feb. 27 at noon with the Lady Lions challenging Northwestern in the Bryce Jordan Center. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Last year, the Lady Lions donated more than $80,000 for breast cancer causes. This year’s fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, PA Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website at www.gopsusports.com/pinkzone. The WBCA Pink Zone at Penn State is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pinkzoneatpennstate.