The Milwaukee Bucks are launching the “Bucks Bids” auction that will be held live during every game.
The auction of game-worn items, autographed memorabilia, collectable items, virtual and in-person experiences and other cool stuff is being organized in partnership with I Got It, a digital auction platform.
Bidders can participate in real time for items that are being used in the very game they’re watching, like an autographed game ball, or shoes and jerseys the players are wearing in the game, etc.
There will also be some “buy it now” opportunities for some items during Bucks Bids.
“Bucks Bids is a truly unique and new way for Bucks fans across the world to engage with the team,” said Milwaukee Bucks Chief Business Development & Strategy Officer Matt Pazaras in a statement released Thursday.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with I Got It whose state-of-the-art digital auction platform is making all this possible. We’re very excited for Bucks fans to get in on the action and experience Bucks Bids soon.”
The Bucks Bids auction experience is expected to launch within the Bucks app. It should be ready to launch in-game by next week.
“We are excited to begin our collaboration with the Milwaukee Bucks,” said Nicole Johnson, co-founder of I Got It. “We share the Bucks’ vision of bringing a uniquely engaging experience to its fervent fan base.”
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.