The Auction Benefiting Athletics, ABA, is the annual fundraiser hosted by Missouri State University Athletics and The Bears Fund that directly supports our 400+ Bears and Lady Bears student-athletes. The 2013 Auction was held on August 9th at the Springfield Expo Center. Hundreds of Bears fans attended, bidding on over 400 silent auction items and 32 live auction items. The ABA generated more than $80,000 which benefited the various sports teams at MSU.
The 2014 ABA will be held on Friday, August 15th at the Springfield Expo Center. It is a perfect way to officially kick-off the athletic year and connect with MSU coaches and other Bears fans. The auction will again feature hundreds of silent auction items, priceless live auction items, fun raffles, and an endless amount of food and beverages. The food and drinks are all complimentary with the purchase of a ticket. Individual tickets are just $30 and will be available later in the summer.
If you have an incredible item or experience that you would like to donate, you can print and fill out the Athletics Auction Acquisition Form. Those who donate items valued at a minimum of $150 receive two complimentary tickets to the auction. Donations of $500 receive four tickets. Donations of $1,000 receive six. All those who donate an item will receive a charitable gift receipt from the Missouri State Foundation and will be recognized in the auction programs.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the ABA, you can contact The Bears Fund at 417-836-4143 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.