Make holiday gift giving special

TODAY’S TMJ4 SPORTS AUCTION 4 MACC–TUNE IN AND BID OFTEN—Saturday, December 10th, 1-3pm, TODAY’S TMJ4, Milwaukee’s NBC Affiliate

Make holiday gift giving extra special with a great sports collectible during the TODAY’S TMJ4 Sports Auction 4 MACC!

You’ll be sure to find something special for your favorite sports fan during the TODAY’S TMJ4 Sports Auction 4 MACC on Saturday, December 10th. This live broadcast hosted by Mike Jacobs and Carole Meekins will take place from 1-3pm on Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate, Channel 4. A simulcast on NewsRadio620 WTMJ will run from 2-3pm. The radio station’s Jonathan Green will be the Sports Auction’s special auctioneer once again this year throughout the 2-hour live broadcast.

The highest bidders will not only be able to scratch a few names from their holiday gift lists, but will be helping children with cancer in the process. Your winning bids will translate into a special gift of hope with additional donations courtesy of MACC Fund friends Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

  • Preview 2005 Auction Items!

Scott Kelnhofer, Editor of F & W Publications will be on hand to verify the authenticity of the unique sports collectables up for bid. Included in this years offerings:

  • Brett Favre autographed memorabilia
  • Barry Alvarez autographed football
  • Lance Armstrong autographed jersey
  • TJ Ford Bucks’ signed jersey
  • Geoff Jenkins Brewers’ signed uniform top
  • Items from the Milwaukee Bucks, Wave, Admirals and Golden Eagles
  • Robin Yount’s 3000th Hit Portrait
  • A portrait of the 500 Home Run hitters with their career home run number and autograph
  • An American League ball signed by the 4 Triple Crown winners: Ted Williams (’42 & ’47), Mickey Mantle (’56), Frank Robinson (’66) and Carl Yastrzemski (’67)
  • Much, much more!

The auction will feature five auction boards with five items on each board. The Red Board will be sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; the Gold Board will be sponsored by Sargento Foods; the Blue Board will be sponsored by Quarles and Brady LLP, Attorneys at Law; the Purple Board will be sponsored by Trek Bicycle Corp. and the Green Board will be sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin. Each Board will have a 2-minute final countdown clock sponsor as well with the Milwaukee Bucks on the Red Board, Pepsi on the Gold Board, Steinhafels Furniture Stores on the Blue Board, Champps Americana Restaurants on the Purple Board and GE Healthcare on the Green Board. The 2005 TODAY’S TMJ4 Sports Auction 4 MACC marks the 25th consecutive year of TODAY’S TMJ4 broadcasts for the MACC Fund starting with MACC*ATHON in 1981. TODAY’S TMJ4 has played an important role in helping to increase the overall rates of survival for childhood cancers from 25 percent to 80 percent in the past 25 years.

Saturday, December 10th also marks a very special date for the MACC Fund. The MACC Fund will celebrate its 29th birthday on December 10th during the live broadcast. It was on December 10, 1976 when the MACC Fund was founded on the arena floor during the retirement of Jon McGlocklin from the Milwaukee Bucks. Since that time, $25 million has been contributed to research which has played a part in the overall cure rate for childhood cancer of 80%. The primary beneficiary of MACC Fund support is the Midwest Children’s Cancer Center with research conducted in the MACC Fund Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin. The MACC Fund is also pleased to support ongoing innovative research efforts underway at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.

For more information about the TODAY’S TMJ4 Sports Auction 4 MACC and the MACC Fund, please call our offices at 414-456-5830.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

John M. Cary
Executive Director
Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc.
10000 Innovation Dr. #135
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Toll Free: 1-800-248-8735
Phone: 414-456-5830
Fax: 414-456-6170