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On-Air Auction to Benefit Moravian College Greyhound Athletics

Moravian joins with Service Electric Cable TV-2 and Starters Riverport for Live Auction

Bethlehem, Pa., October 15, 2007—Moravian College will hold a televised auction from Starters Riverport in Bethlehem, Pa. on November 13, 14, and 15.  The Blue & Grey TV-2 Auction will be telecast live by Service Electric TV-2 to an audience of more than 500,000 viewers in the eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey areas during the hours of 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday dates.

Presently the Moravian College committee is soliciting donated items and services from individuals and businesses to offer for auction. Funds raised by the Blue & Grey event will support Moravian College Athletics, fitness programs, and athletic facility improvements, to benefit not only student athletes, but the entire student body at the college. 

Businesses such as retail establishments, restaurants, clubs, resorts, travel promoters, manufacturers, service professionals, and individuals are being sought to donate, products, dinners, artwork, memorabilia, services, sports figures, gift certificates, entertainment packages, and gifts of all kinds.

The Blue and Grey Club is offering a number of sponsorship opportunities for business organizations to promote their products and services.  A number of board sponsorships are available for businesses to sponsor a nightly board. This sponsorship is a segmented time when a select group of items will be auctioned, and the business donor will be acknowledged on live TV.  In addition, businesses may choose to be a commercial sponsor  and receive a minimum of six commercial advertisements during the auction program.

Interested individuals are invited to Starters Riverport each day from Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15 to view all items slated to be auctioned off that particular evening. Participants may enjoy dinner while the auction is being broadcast.  Starters Riverport is located on West Second Street, Bethlehem, Pa. Please contact Starters (610 625-2300) for dinner reservations.

The deadline for donated items is November 1, 2007.  For further information concerning the auction and sponsorships, please contact Rebecca Masteller, Blue & Grey Club Development Coordinator, at 610 861-1342 or at auction@moravian.edu

The auction is sponsored by Starters Riverport, Services Electric Cable TV and Communications, and PennTeleData.

The Blue and Grey Club at Moravian College seeks to increase financial support to maintain and improve Moravian’s varsity athletic program. All expenditures of Blue & Grey funds and all Blue & Grey activities comply with NCAA and other applicable regulations. The Executive Committee of the Blue & Grey Club reviews expenditures and projects not funded through the regular athletic budget, when recommended by coaches through the athletics director.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. For more information, visit the web site at www.moravian.edu.