ESPN’s V Foundation for Cancer Research always gets strong support from the four-letter network during the week of the ESPYs.
This year is no exception, as ESPN is staging an auction of more than 100 items on eBay.
One of those? A chance to attend a 2016 Alabama home football game and meet head coach Nick Saban.
The bidding surely will rise from the $2,700 price point at which the auction had reached at 10:15 a.m. ET on Sunday morning on the third bid.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the foundation established by the late Jimmy Valvano, who gave one of the most famous speeches in sports history at the 1993 ESPYs shortly before succumbing to cancer.
This year’s ESPYs are set to take place Wednesday night, right after Alabama’s SEC Media Days appearance.
The winning bidder and a guest will arrive in Tuscaloosa on Friday prior to the home game of their choice. The two will attend the “Nick at Noon” Friday luncheon before going on a guided campus tour, a behind-the-scenes look at the football facilities and a VIP tour of the Paul W. Bryant Museum.
The winner will “pre-game with the biggest fans in football and enjoy VIP tickets for the game” in addition to meeting Saban prior to kickoff. The winner may also receive airfare to Tuscaloosa if the winning bid exceeds $15,000.
Bidding for the items ends at 8:45 a.m. ET Wednesday.