Autographed items will be up for bid through the CBS College Sports Network.
Charity Sports Distributor, Inc. has signed a letter of intent with CBS College Sports to provide custom framed alumni player autographed memorabilia for the online auctions at CBS college partner teams including Auburn, Iowa, Florida State, South Carolina, TCU, and UCLA. The college licensed products are offered for sale through bi-weekly online auctions featured on both CBS College Sports Network online auction home page and through the applicable athletic department’s home page.
The CBS College Sports Network carries over 300 live games each season. The network’s football schedule features nationally-ranked teams such as Utah, BYU, TCU, and more on Thursday and Saturday nights in the fall. The basketball line-up showcases Memphis, Xavier, Rutgers women’s hoops and other schools. In spring, CBS College Sports Network offers the most complete coverage of The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. CBS College Sports is the cable home of NCAA March Madness with over 100 hours of in-game highlights and other coverage. CBS College Sports Network has over 30 million subscribers and is available in 80 million homes in markets on cable and satellite systems across the country.
"CSD’s collection of unique autographed memorabilia and premium quality custom framing provides a new value added capability to CBS’s 200+ college partner schools. We are confident that our college online auction relationship will both increase our sales revenues and expand our product branding while also providing fans a creative way to support their alma mater," stated Edward Vakser, CEO of Artfest International, Inc.
Charity Sports Distributor, Inc’s parent company, Artfest International, also recently signed an agreement with Legends Hospitality Management to manage in-game silent auctions at all Dallas Cowboys home football games and other select events at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. The auction displays will be featured before and during the game or event in strategic plaza, club, and suite areas, and will offer premium quality framed Dallas Cowboys and other celebrities’ autographed memorabilia. The Company believes that the agreement has the potential to increase annual revenue by approximately $1 million.