Radio station WROR 105.7 FM in Boston, a media sponsor of the Greater Boston Walk F.A.R. for NAAR, is sponsoring the first annual WROR/NAAR Online Auction, which benefits NAAR and autism research. The auction opens on Friday, June 18 and runs through June 28 and is available to anyone with access to the Internet. Auction items include a wide variety of signed memorabilia from sports personalities and rock stars as well as VIP tickets to professional sporting events and concerts.
Here is a sampling of items that will be available at the auction:
- 2 Official NFL jerseys signed by Tom Brady, of the New England Patriots
- NFL Football signed by New England Patriot Tedy Bruschi
- Autographed Fleetwood Mac tambourine signed by all current members
- Allman Brothers framed poster signed by all current members
- Baseball bat signed by Nomar Garciaparra
- Ray Bourque hockey stick signed by Ray Bourque
- 2 official Major League Baseballs signed by Joe Torre
- Official Major League Baseball signed by Hall of Famer Ernie Banks
- Official Major League Baseball signed by Hall of Famer Phil Niekro
- VIP tickets to Eric Clapton concert July 4, 2004 at the Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts in Mansfield, MA
- 4 tickets to Fenway to see the Red Sox/Orioles game (seats in the dugout and parking included)
- 4 tickets to Fenway to see the Red Sox/Tigers game (seats in the dugout and parking included)
All bidding will be done through the website: http://naar.cmarket.com. On Friday, June 18, this website will feature all auction items and will be ready to accept bids.
This event is being made possible because of WROR's commitment to NAAR and thanks to the efforts of Jill Clapp, WROR's marketing director, Marcy Wenning, NAAR New England Chapter Board member, and the NAAR New England Board.
For more information on the auction, contact Kim Niederst at NAAR's New England Chapter at 1-888-627-6227 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1994, the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) is the first non-profit organization in the country dedicated to funding and accelerating biomedical research for autism spectrum disorders. The organization was established by parents of children with autism concerned about the limited amount of funding for autism research. To date, NAAR has committed nearly $30 million in grants for biomedical research projects worldwide that seek to find the causes, prevention, effective treatments and, ultimately, cure for autism spectrum disorders. Walk for Autism Research is the organization's signature fundraising and autism awareness event, which is held annually in numerous communities across the United States. Additionally, NAAR was instrumental in establishing the Autism Tissue Program, a parent-led brain tissue donation program for autism research.