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David Ortiz Golf Classic Boosts Charitable Proceeds with iBid™

01-26-2011 01:00 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Events.org

In early December, David Ortiz from the Boston Red Sox, hosted the 3rd annual David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic at Cap Canain in the Dominican Republic. The annual event raises funds to provide critical pediatric healthcare to children in New England and the Dominican Republic.

With the help of new electronic bidding auction technology, iBid™, this year’s auction proceeds rose 30% from last year. One especially creative use of the new iBid technology was during the Celebrity Draft allowing guests to bid on their celebrity golfer of choice which resulted in fun and competitive bidding, and doubling previous year proceeds. The guests favored the iBid during the auction at Ortiz’s Golf Classic which allowed them the opportunity to socialize with their friends and the celebrities while still being involved in the auction. Congratulations to David Ortiz and his organization on the success of the 3rd annual Celebrity Golf Classic.

With iBid™, Guests have the option to participate in the auction using their personal Smart-Phones, iBid™ handhelds with larger screens, iPads, Touch-screen bidding kiosks and text bidding. By eliminating paper bid sheets, guests are immediately involved in the auction and also able to track favorite items, place maximum bid amounts, receive outbid notifications, and search for items, categories, and keywords. This is beneficial to both the bidder and the organization. The bidder has an easy and convenient way to bid in real-time wherever they are whenever they want throughout the evening. For the organization, they are able to take advantage of the new affordable technology which ultimately leads to higher charitable proceeds.

iBid™ is the brainchild of Chicago based software company Events.org. Founded in 2002 by a philanthropic foundation, Events.org is a premier software management and consulting company providing on-demand software and services to charities, schools, universities, and business foundations across the nation. The iBid is the result of a series of technology innovations provided by Events.org. Events.org offers Online Registration, Event Management, Online Donations, Online Auctions, Auction Management, Donor Management, and Membership Management Solutions.

Events.org is a premier software management and consulting company providing on-demand software and services to charities, schools, universities, and business foundations across the nation.

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Chicago, IL 60661
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