Earlier in the year, amidst the hustle and bustle of the Super Bowl and March Madness, Vivid Seats and Chris Doleman Pro Auctions came together to form an exciting new partnership we're very proud to share with our customers.
To bring you up to speed on the organization, Chris Doleman Pro Auctions was founded by, you guessed it, Chris Doleman, who some may remember from his playing days with the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers. His 15-year NFL career included eight Pro Bowl appearances and a recent induction into the NFL Hall of Fame, so yeah...he’s kind of a big deal!
Doleman’s strong desire to provide assistance to others and give back in a variety of ways led to the formation of Chris Doleman Pro Auctions in 2011. This service hosts online auction events for all levels of charitable and non-profit organizations, and through its partnership with Vivid Seats, Pro Auctions will have the resources to offer exclusive fan experiences and event tickets for bidding.
This past March, for example, Pro Auctions and Vivid Seats provided one lucky bidder with two passes to see former New Orleans Saints offensive tackle, Kyle Turley, perform with his band in Louisiana. Vivid Seats also equipped the winner with passes for a pre-show meet-and-greet with Turley himself, as well as signed merchandise, a copy of his new album, and two tickets to the Saints’ first home game of 2012.
All proceeds for each auction benefit charitable organizations, most notably, the Gridiron Greats Association, which is a non-profit NFL football charity providing medical and financial assistance to pioneers of the game who are in dire need.
Vivid Seats’ customers are more than welcome to bid on fan experiences, tickets, or anything else listed, so be sure to check back for updates and announcements on the latest auction items. Interested parties can visit ChrisDolemanProAuctions.com for the complete auction directory and to place a bid on current items! We'll make sure to keep you posted on future auctions we're donating tickets to!