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Baylor University's Sports Sponsorship & Sales Program to Auction Pro Team Sports Memorabilia

Nov. 15, 2006

Bidding in the 1st Annual S3 Sports Memorabilia Auction will begin November 20 and continue into December.

Each of the 16 professional sports teams on the Sports Sponsorship & Sales advisory board have contributed authentic game jerseys, helmets, and balls with your favorite players autographs to the fundraising event.

The items will be auctioned on eBay under the seller name of Baylor_S3.

"The origin of the idea for this fund-raiser came from the S3 advisory board's development committee, led by Eric Fernandez, Director of Sponsorships for AT&T, and George Killebrew, Senior Vice President of Corporate Sponsorships," said Dr. Kirk Wakefield, who leads the program. "It was George's creative idea that got the ball, so to speak, rolling."

Included in the auction are: San Antonio Spurs team-signed ball, Dallas Mavericks team-signed ball, Dirk Nowitski signed jersey, Houston Texans autographed helmet and jersey, basketballs signed by UT coaches Jody Conrad and Rick Barnes, Brian Urlacher signed football, Chris Paul signed basketball, Roy Williams signed jersey, Ben Gordon signed basketball, Wally Lundi signed football, Dunti Robinson signed jersey, Mark Teixeira signed baseball, Grant Hill signed basketball, Luc Robitaille signed jersey, Derek Armstrong signed puck, LA Kings Royal Treatment Package (4 tickets, arena club passes & parking), Texas Rangers 1st Pitch experience at a game, four Platinum Premier Club Level tickets to any one Dallas Stars or Dallas Mavericks 2006-2007 Regular Season (including Food and Beverage in the Platinum Club and one Platinum parking), one "Behind the Scenes" experience with the Fox Sports telecast of the Texas A&M-Baylor basketball game on January 9th, and other similar items.

Beginning on November 20, you may find these items on www.ebay.com by following these directions:

1. Click on the "Advanced Search" button (located by the SEARCH button) on the opening page.

2. Under the "Search" menu on the left hand side of the advanced search page, click on "Items by Seller."

3. Under "Enter seller's User ID," enter Baylor_S3.

4. Begin bidding.

All proceeds will go to benefit Baylor's Sports Sponsorship & Sales program, otherwise known as S3. S3 is the only program of its kind in the nation, guaranteeing each student an internship with a professional sports team.

If you have any questions, please contact Kirk_Wakefield@baylor.edu.

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