The Chicago Red Stars announced today that the team will be hosting a silent auction on August 9, 2014. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on game-worn autographed jerseys during the home game against FC Kansas City beginining at 7 p.m. CT.
The jerseys being auctioned are the Red Stars’ current home kits. They feature the white and light blue stripes of the Chicago flag and four, six pointed red stars across the chest. The goalkeepers jerseys will be short-sleeved, berry colored goleiro jerseys. Pictures of the jerseys can be found at http://www.redstarsgear.com/jerseys. A roster of the current players whose jerseys are up for auction can be found at https://chicagoredstars.com/roster.
The winning bidders will also have the chance to meet the player who wore the jersey, immediately following the FC Kansas City match. Fans will also be able to participate online by sending their maximum bid amount, along with the player’s jersey they are bidding on to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants can begin bidding online today at the starting price of $75. Online entries must be received by August 8 at 5 p.m. CT to be eligible.
On the day of the game the auction will begin when the gates open and will end at the 70 minute mark of the match. Fans who bid at the game must pay immediately following the match to go onto the field to meet the player. Online participants will be contacted on August 11 if they have won a jersey. Cash, check, and credit cards are all acceptable forms of payment. Credit card payments are preferred for online winners.
All proceeds of the silent auction will benefit local non-profit groups such as Vet Tix, Soccer For Success, and Gonzo Soccer. Thanks to individual donations this season, the Red Stars have been able to provide tickets to a variety of organizations and support the community.
Red Stars vs. FC Kansas City will take place at the Village of Lisle – Benedictine Sports Complex. For tickets, visit https://chicagoredstars.com/tickets/ or call 773-697-8699. The match will be streamed live for free at https://chicagoredstars.com/live, Fans can also receive live in-game updates from the Red Stars official game day Twitter: @redstarslive.