Now the historic structure, built in 1963, is coming down to make way for a new academic building – and the University of Louisville invites fans to help send it out in style.
U. of L., will pay tribute to Crawford Gym in several ways before demolition begins in mid-August. The university will hold an open house for former players and fans on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Activities will include an 11 a.m. media event in which Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum and several players will share memories of their days in Crawford.
Now the general public, alumni, friends of the university and staff will be able to purchase equipment from the basketball court and other items from Crawford Gym through this online auction. Scoreboards, bleachers, goals and other items will be available for your pleasure to bid on with all proceeds benefiting those in need of tuition assistance. The bidding will start shutting down at 7PM on Aug. 5. Again all proceeds from the auction will benefit the Denny Crum Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for 100 Louisville-area students each year.
“Today’s students deserve the best, and the new building will provide much-needed, state-of-the-art classroom space,” Crum said. “Like our players and our fans, I’m sad that Crawford’s days are numbered. But these events will give all of us a chance to reminisce, and the auction will enable our fans to take a piece of history with them.”
So we are asking you to bid often and bid hard because these proceeds could help someone you know. Thanks for your time and for your bidding.
John McGinnis, CAI, 502-458-4815 Online Bidding
The online auction information is now available, bidding begins at 1AM, July 26, 2016.
Terms: 1. All items sold 'AS IS, WHERE IS' , all sales are final, with all faults, buyers assume any or all liability associated with any items purchased in this auction. 2. All item descriptions believed accurate but not warranted by the University of Louisville or McGinnis Auction & Appraisal Service. Any weights or measurements when specified in the descriptions are approximate and may not be actual. Any equipment deficiencies noted may be posted in the item descriptions, and it should be noted this is used equipment with blemishes, dents, scratches or other defects. 3. Bidder inspection is highly encouraged. Please attend the open house & preview period prior to bidding; once you have been notified as the winning bidder on an item, it is your item and your responsibility to make full payment under the terms of the auction; Visa & MasterCard only. 4. By placing a bid, bidder signifies that they have examined the item(s) to their satisfaction, or that they have chosen not to personally examine them. 5. The University of Louisville or McGinnis Auction & Appraisal Service reserve the right to reject any bid. 6. Applicable sales tax for Kentucky is 6% all sales tax exemption certificates must be on file before the bidding begins or taxes will be charged. Ky Exemption forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Tax Certificate) 7. Full payment is expected at the conclusion of the auction by Visa or MasterCard, are the only charge cards accepted for this auction, and the only form of acceptable payment; no cash or checks will be accepted for this auction. A 7% Buyer's premium will be added to the high bid to determine the final purchase price. Any bidder who fails to make full payment as specified will be barred from all future auctions conducted by by the University or McGinnis Auction & Appraisal Service. 8. The auction company reserves the right to use any credit card on file to complete the purchase transaction once the auction closes. 9. Scheduled pickups will be only at the specified dates & times, beginning Friday, August 12, 2016 and between the hours of 8:00 - 4:00 or as agreed with the university staff. Purchase pickups will be made at the Central Receiving warehouse, 1900 Arthur Street. All inquiries regarding pickup should be direct to Ms. Susan Carmack, 502-852-2986. No other pickup times will be available for this equipment, unless arranged with the University. Any items not picked up during these periods will be considered abandoned and the University reserves the right to resell at a future auction. 10. A forklift & operator will be provided at load out but no Packaging Material or Shipping Services will be provided by the University or the Auction Company. All packaging material or shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer. Arrangements can be made through shipping providers such as Nick of Time Freight Brokers, Leon Duke, President, Toll Free 888-247-9393, ext. 1. or other shipping services such as Uship, again no assistance will be provided by the University or the auction company for packaging or shipping arrangements. 11. All payments must be by the credit card used during bidder registration, no cash or check payments will be accepted for this auction. 12. The University Staff and the Auction Company reserve the right to bid on any item scheduled in this auction. 13. Any links or websites used are for reference material only and items in this online auction may differ from those items identified in 3rd party websites. This is an internet-only auction, University of Louisville & McGinnis Auction & Appraisal Service reserve the right to cancel and/or reopen the auction in the case of our service provider's system failures.