FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET TO AIR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE “14TH ANNUAL KNBR & BAY AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME SPORTS AUCTION” ON FRIDAY, DEC. 13
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 10, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” is teaming up with KNBR 680 (@KNBR) to present live coverage of the 14th Annual KNBR & Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Sports Auction on Friday, Dec. 13. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Youth Fund.
KNBR’s sports auction coverage is scheduled from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m., along with Comcast SportsNet California’s live simulcast of the Gary and Larry Show from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s live check-ins from the auction during Yahoo! SportsTalk Live from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.; and Comcast SportsNet California’s live simulcast of the Tom Tolbert Show from Oakland’s Oracle Arena from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. The sports auction schedule is as follows:
5 a.m. – 9 a.m. Murph and Mac Show
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Gary and Larry Show
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Fitz and Brooks Show
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tom Tolbert Show
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area:
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Yahoo! SportsTalk Live
Comcast SportsNet California:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Gary and Larry Show (simulcast)
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tom Tolbert Show (simulcast)
Fans will have a an opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime sports and entertainment experiences, including a “Giants VIP Experience,” “Personalized Fantasy Batting Practice,” “Warriors Road Trip Experience,” and a “49ers Experience,” to name a few. For a complete list of items up for bid and package descriptions, visit www.knbr.com and www.bashof.org.
Since its inception, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Youth Fund has given more than 3 million dollars to over 500 youth organizations in the Bay Area. Funds are raised with three annual events: the Enshrinement Banquet in the spring at the Westin St. Francis, the Golf Tournament in October at the Olympic Club, and the KNBR Sports Auction in late November/early December. The Youth Fund distributes sports-equipment grants to qualified 501(c)(3) youth organizations in the eleven Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma.
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