Prominent athletes have donated autographed items and their time to benefit the World Health Organization Solidarity Response Fund in a new auction being conducted through the CollectibleXChange. Collectors can also donate their own items.
Auction lots include those from Mariano Rivera, Justin Tuck, Carli Lloyd, Barry Sanders, Bill Walton, Martin Brodeur, Lou Holtz, Aaron Boone, Fred Lynn, Adam Schefter, Jim Boeheim, and others.
The WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund supports COVID-19 preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities.
“I am so grateful to the athletes, agents, vendors, and friends who have donated items to auction for this critical cause,” said CollectibleXchange President Brandon Steiner, best known as the former CEO of Steiner Sports Memorabilia and Marketing. “I’m hopeful that people will donate their amazing items from home to help us raise over $300,000 to cover a small fraction of the enormous cost of this fast-moving pandemic.”
CX is a marketplace community that enables customers, collectors, store owners, celebrities, professional athletes and teams to sell collectibles to the public. Among the initial athletes partnering with the CollectibleXchange is New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
“There is nothing more pressing than supporting people hard hit by COVID-19. I am happy to help and urge everyone to do their part,” remarked the Yankees skipper.
All items and experiences for the COVID-19 Charity Auction were solicited by CollectibleXchange and are guaranteed authentic. Bidding is open to registered users at the CollectibleXchange COVID-19 Charity Auction through Sunday, May 3. At the same time, users who want to host a collection can donate all or a portion of their earnings during this period to the fund.
For more information on how to donate an item or experience to the auction or host a collection, email CollectibleXchange at [email protected].