On June 18, 2012, BiddingForGood was on hand for the 4th Annual Joe Andruzzi Foundation Golf Tournament at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, MA. The event, which was co-hosted by current New England Patriots stars Rob Gronkowski and Rob Ninkovich, raised more the $150,000 to benefit cancer patients and their families as well as funding research related to pediatric cancer. The Foundation, which was founded by the former NFL player and his wife Jen following Joe’s bout with cancer in the mid-2000’s, has donated more than $300,000 to date to families and cancer research.
At the event, the Foundation chose to utilize BiddingForGood’s Smart Auction technology, allowing individuals on the golf course, to bid on silent auction items using their smart phones prior to, during and after their round. Additionally, because it was on BiddingForGood’s online platform, bidders around the country had the opportunity to bid alongside those in attendance.
By allowing bidders who cannot attend events to get involved in bidding and to allow those in attendance to be able to follow their bids on their phone from wherever they are in the room, this technology is fast replacing the traditional silent auction and its pen and paper bids.
And on this day, like in any good golf tournament, the competitive fever was high- both on the course and in the auction. And why wouldn't it be when you are pitting professional football players against each other, and all for a good cause.
Please click on the video below with highlights from the tournament.
To learn more about the great work being done by the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, please go to www.joeandruzzifoundation.org