Now‚Äôs your chance to claim a piece of the Spring 2012 voyage. If you‚Äôve been following the blog from your States-side office, you can now bid on Ghanaian drums, Vietnamese art, and even South African salad servers, all for a good cause.
The upcoming shipboard auction features international items from the simple (postcards from India) to the sumptuous (a week at an oceanfront condo in Miami). All proceeds from the auction go directly towards the SAS Annual Fund which supports financial aid for future voyages. ¬†This fund accounts for $2.62 million in scholarships that went to students on this semester’s voyage. Other items at the auction include dinner at the Dean‚Äôs house in Portland, field level Dodgers seats, tickets to The Daily Show, and 3 nights in beautiful Moab at the home of this semester‚Äôs 2 political science professors.
Although the shipboard auction has been a longtime staple of the voyage, this is the first time folks on dry land can get involved. Here‚Äôs the details‚Äîcheck out the list of auction items and, if there‚Äôs something that catches your eye, fill out the attached form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm EST on April 19th. You must know a student on the ship this semester to participate. Enter in your maximum amount and, if the live auction on the ship doesn‚Äôt top your bid, the prize is yours. All proceeds go towards the SAS Annual Fund and financial aid for future voyages. You can even bid on behalf of your son or daughter, treating them to shipboard items such as dinner with the Captain or sounding the horn when we pull into San Diego. One student will even get the chance to steer the ship.
This semester‚Äôs shipboard auction is on April 20th in the real world (students get to experience the day twice, thanks to the wonders of the International Date Line).
Click here to take a look at the items up for bid.
Click here to submit a bid for the shipboard auction.