Charity auction for BCS tickets at $11K and counting

Charity auction for BCS tickets at $11K and counting

EUGENE, Ore. - Two 6th row seats on the 50-yard line of Monday's BCS Championship game between the Oregon Ducks and Auburn Tigers are up for grabs on eBay - for a price ... and to help feed the hungry.

King Estate Winery donated the seats to FOOD For Lane County. Bidding ends Friday, Jan. 7, shortly after 5:30 p.m. PST.

The tickets went up for auction Tuesday evening with a starting price of $690, the retail value of the tickets.

Within minutes, the high bid hit $4,050. By 4 p.m. Wednesday, the leading bid was $5,800.

And with just hours to go Friday, the bid had reached $11,400. | Latest

Any winning bid over the retail value will be a tax deductible to FOOD For Lane County.

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“Ed King and King Estate Winery provide FOOD for Lane County with a great deal of support and are always looking for creative ways to help the organization alleviate hunger in Lane County," said Beverlee Hughes, FFLC Executive Director. "The donation of these two BCS Championship tickets should raise significant funds to help distribute food to those in need. We are grateful for King Estate’s ongoing support and their many generous donations.”
Hughes said the auction is for the pair of tickets only. They do not come with travel or accommodations. 

“This is basically an incredible opportunity for someone who is already planning to be in Arizona and still hoping to be at the game but needs tickets. Even if you can’t get to Arizona, the tickets would also make a great souvenir of this historic event.” 

The retail value of the two tickets is $690.

The tickets are in Section 108, Row 6, Seats 9 & 10 on the Oregon side. >>>See stadium map that shows seat location