Bidders, get your smartphones ready

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 in Alumni News and News

Rock Chalk Ball

We’re excited to introduce something new at this year’s Rock Chalk Ball auction: handheld bidding! How many times have you wandered around the tables checking out all the unique items and placing your bids—only to lose out on something because you ran into friends and ended up chatting, or you got stuck in line at the bar and never made it back to the table to check your bid?

Enter handheld bidding.

Bid from your phone from anywhere, at anytime during the Ball. Create a watch list of your favorite items and receive an instant notification when you’ve won an item—or when you’ve been outbid. Plus, checkout is easy: no more waiting in long lines to pay for the item you purchased.

If you’re new to handheld bidding, don’t worry. We’ll have staff members in several areas of the auction space to assist you, and they’ll have iPads available to help you place a bid if you don’t have a smartphone.

You can even preregister your phone and payment information before the Ball, which will save you time when you arrive.

Still not sure how this works? Click here to watch a video tutorial of the process.

This year’s auction features popular favorites and lots of unique new items, including an official ball from the 2015 World Series, spa packages, a year of dining and drinking from Kelly’s Westport Inn, notable art and plenty of KU spirit items. A current list of auction items is available here, and if you still haven’t purchased your Rock Chalk Ball tickets, don’t wait!

—Debbi Johanning

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