20th Annual Drury Athletics Auction scheduled from October 9 through October 16

The 20th Annual Drury Athletics Auction will be held from Saturday, October 9 through Saturday, October 16. Bidding will open online on October 9 on Drury’s auction website powered by Handbid and will conclude with an in-person event at the O’Reilly Family Event Center on the evening of October 16. Proceeds from the event directly benefit DU Athletics.

On Saturday, October 16, the final day of bidding, Drury Athletics will host the yearly in-person event complete with food and beverages from local partners. In addition, several premium live items will be auctioned off as well as cash prize drawings from the purchase of Great Southern Bank Cash-Bash tickets.

“After last year’s successful online event, we are excited to be back in person for the 20th Annual Athletics Auction,” said Drury Vice President and Director of Athletics, Corey Bray. “It’s an annual event that so many of our fans look forward to each year, and we look forward to seeing everyone back at the O’. In addition, combining online bidding with the in-person event should allow us to engage with Panthers fans around the world.” 

Those visiting the auction website will also have the opportunity to donate directly to a Drury team through Fund-A-Need, a program that will highlight specific needs some squads will have in the upcoming year. Fans wishing to donate to teams that don’t list a specific need can also give directly to that sport through a designated donation section of the auction website. 

Last year, the Drury Athletics Auction featured more than 700 items that were up for bid. Drury’s auction website will launch next month, and visitors can browse items as they are added to the site each week. 

Additional announcements on the event, special offers, and specific details will follow in the weeks to come. 

Individuals and businesses interested in contributing auction items in support of Panthers student-athletes can contact the Drury Athletics Department to make donations. Auction sponsorship opportunities are also available. Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring this year’s events can contact Paige Grisham at 417-873-7000 and by email at pgrisham@drury.edu for further details. Those who traditionally attended the auction in person can expect a save-the-date postcard in the mail soon. 

This article is provided by Drury University Athletics