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Bid today on Marquee Sports Network’s United Negro College Fund auction

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Marquee Sports Network’s United Negro College Fund auction ends tonight, September 9, at 8 PM CT

Bid now on unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memorabilia with all proceeds benefitting the UNCF

Marquee Sports Network on Wednesday launched a special auction benefitting the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a trip to Spring Training, an all-inclusive suite at Wrigley Field, autographed baseballs from Cubs legends and more! The full list of auction items is below:

  • Trip for 2 to 2023 Spring Training, including flight, hotel and game tickets (Bid ID: Cubs01)
  • Suite at a 2023 Chicago Cubs home game (Bid ID: Cubs02)
  • Marquee Sports Network tour and studio experience (Bid ID: Cubs03)
  • Suite at a 2023 Chicago Sky home game (Bid ID: Cubs04)
  • In-game interview on Marquee Sports Network to discuss UNCF (Bid ID: Cubs05)
  • Autographed baseballs from Cubs legends and Marquee Sports Network talent, including: Ferguson Jenkins, Rick Sutcliffe, Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, Billy Williams, Lee Smith, Andre Dawson, Jim Deshaies, Ryan Sweeney, Sean Marshall and Ryan Dempster (Bid IDs: Cubs06 through Cubs16)

To bid on these unique items and experiences, click the links above or visit Cubs.com/Auction.

The full release from Wednesday’s announcement regarding the partnership is below. 


For immediate release / September 7, 2022

Marquee Sports Network, United Negro College Fund partner for special game broadcast

Tonight’s Cubs broadcast and studio shows to feature interviews and segments highlighting UNCF, plus a special live auction to raise money for the organization

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) have partnered for a special game broadcast tonight highlighting the organization’s mission to provide all Americans with equal access to a college education. UNCF is committed to building a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates (more on UNCF below).

During tonight’s Cubs broadcast and studio shows, Marquee Sports Network will be airing interviews with executives from UNCF and features on the organization as well as promoting a live auction with all proceeds going directly to UNCF. Additionally, UNCF PSAs will air throughout the broadcasts during commercial breaks.

The auction, which is live now and will run through Friday, September 9 at 8 PM CT, will feature the following once-in-a-lifetime experiences and items from Marquee Sports Network:

  • Trip for 2 to 2023 Spring Training, including flight, hotel and game tickets (Bid ID: Cubs01)
  • Suite at a 2023 Chicago Cubs home game (Bid ID: Cubs02)
  • Marquee Sports Network tour and studio experience (Bid ID: Cubs03)
  • Suite at a 2023 Chicago Sky home game (Bid ID: Cubs04)
  • In-game interview on Marquee Sports Network to discuss UNCF (Bid ID: Cubs05)
  • Autographed baseballs from Cubs legends and Marquee Sports Network talent, including: Ferguson Jenkins, Rick Sutcliffe, Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, Billy Williams, Lee Smith, Andre Dawson, Jim Deshaies, Ryan Sweeney, Sean Marshall and Ryan Dempster (Bid IDs: Cubs06 through Cubs16)

To bid on these unique items and experiences, click the links above or visit Cubs.com/Auction.

“We’re proud to partner with the United Negro College Fund on this game fundraiser to raise money and awareness for such an important and historic organization,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy. “We look forward to sharing more about UNCF’s mission during our game broadcast on Wednesday night.”

“UNCF Chicago is very proud of our ongoing relationship with the Chicago Cubs,” said Lisa Rollins, Regional Workplace Director-Midwest, “This partnership not only generates revenue but promotes visibility in the community as it pertains to our mission.”

To donate directly to the United Negro College Fund, text UNCF2022 to 41444 or visit UNCF.org.

ABOUT UNCF: UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically Black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20% of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.

ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled Cubs coverage, as well as additional local live sporting events, including Chicago Sky games, and original programming. Marquee Sports Network is available within the Cubs home television territory in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and is carried on more than 50 cable providers, as well as streaming platforms DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) and fuboTV. For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.

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