WPT’s Auction Invites Viewers to Watch, Bid and Win

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May 12, 2016

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Jonna Mayberry, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, jonnatha.mayberry@wpt.org

Kerman Eckes, WPT Auction manager, 608-265-4442, kerman.eckes@wpt.org

WPT’s Auction Invites Viewers to Watch, Bid and Win

The Live Televised Auction Airs Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 5.

Wisconsin Public Television’s (WPT) largest fundraising event, Auction, invites viewers to take part in the fun and become the winning bidder on a wide variety of merchandise and services from Wisconsin businesses and individuals.

The 2016 Auction can also be streamed live online at auction.wpt.org.

Bristling with deals donated by companies across Wisconsin and around the United States, the WPT Auction features special theme nights, plus a wide array of items with offerings suited to every budget and taste. Articles up for bid include art, jewelry, vacations, items for homes and businesses, gardening tools, sports items, tickets and memorabilia, dining and food, and items for families and children.

The WPT Auction broadcast schedule is as follows:

7 p.m.                         Wednesday, June 1             Entertainment & Hobby*

7 p.m.                         Thursday, June 2                 Home & Garden*

7 p.m.                         Friday, June 3                       Sports & Recreation

4-7 p.m.                      Saturday, June 4                  Kids & Family*

7 p.m.                         Saturday, June 4                  Travel

4-7 p.m.                      Sunday, June 5                     Marketplace*

7 p.m.                         Sunday, June 5                     Showcase

*Auction is broadcast to the WHA-TV viewing area only from 7 p.m.-midnight June 1-2 and from 4-7 p.m. June 4-5.  Stream anywhere, learn more about items for sale and pre-bid at auction.wpt.org.

Proceeds from Auction support WPT programs, outreach and community engagement initiatives and events that serve to enrich the Wisconsin community. Friends of WPT organizes Auction as part of its role as the citizen-support group for WPT in south-central Wisconsin.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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