The Goldin Auctions 2020 Spring Auction, open for bidding from April 17-May 16 at GoldinAuctions.com, will donate a portion of the proceeds from all 1800-lots to benefit a charitable partner. Goldin Auctions will donate 5% of the winning bid price for all items in the Kobe Bryant Auction to the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy, 5% of the winning bid price for each item in the Hall of Fame auction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and a portion of the buyers’ premium for all other lots – with a minimum donation of $25,000 – to the CAMCare Foundation for COVID-19 related causes at New Jersey’s Cooper Hospital and PPE at CAMCare health centers.
“We have been building this special auction to benefit both Kobe Bryant’s Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy and the Basketball Hall of Fame for several months and have assembled a truly remarkable collection of basketball memorabilia,” said Ken Goldin, Founder of Goldin Auctions. “Obviously as the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world dramatically, it’s now more important than ever to help non-profits and our medical professionals during this time of need. We hope our customers appreciate the opportunity to help these worthwhile organizations as much as we do.”
About the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy: Mamba Sports Academy is a full-circle facility designed to update the way men, women and youth approach human performance, by creating a multi-platform environment that activates, educates and provides an opportunity for humans to unlock their full potential. It provides effective, safe and transparent human performance training to develop athletes to the peak of their potential. The Academy enlists diverse experts to support youth, amateur and elite athletes with a full-circle approach that includes body, performance and cognitive training. Mamba Sports Academy operates three distinct business units: Sport-specific physical training academies; a sports-focused venture lab, and a charitable foundation, called the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. Mamba Sports Academy launched in 2018 as a joint business venture in holistic athletic training between NBA legend Kobe Bryant and Sports Academy’s CEO Chad Faulkner.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo “Court of Dreams.” Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad.
About CAMCare: CAMcare Health Corporation is a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) that has been a trusted name in providing top quality healthcare services to New Jersey residents in Camden and Gloucester Counties since 1978. They offer seven convenient locations to provide easier access to the care. Patients come to CAMcare because they know they will be treated with great care and compassion by its concerned, highly qualified medical team. Learn more at https://www.camcare.net/about
About Goldin Auctions: Sports memorabilia impresario Ken Goldin has sold more than $700 million in memorabilia from many of the biggest names in sports, history and pop culture and was the pioneer of using the medium of television to sell sports memorabilia. Over the past few years, Goldin Auctions sold a Honus Wagner T206 card for a public sale record $3.12 million, Babe Ruth’s 1918 contract for a record $1.02 million, the Mike Piazza Post-9/11 home run jersey for $365,000, and the 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky PSA GEM MT 10 rookie card for a record $465,000. Goldin Auctions strives to break new ground and offer collectors the best in collectible treasures up for auction in the marketplace. Goldin Auctions is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. For more information, visit goldinauctions.com.