by Doug Brown
The Cleveland Browns are in the middle of a 28-hour "radiothon" over on ESPN850 WKNR, and they're auctioning some pretty unique/silly/fantastic "exclusive experiences" to raise money for the Cleveland Browns Foundation. You should check out their twitter feed or head on over the auction's biddingforgood.com page, but auction supports a really good cause:
All proceeds will benefit The Cleveland Browns Foundation in their mission to promote education and youth development across the Greater Cleveland area. The Cleveland Browns Foundation supports organizations such as United Way, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Achievement Centers for Children, The Centers for Families and Children, Ginn Academy, College Now of Greater Cleveland and Shoes and Clothes for Kids.
They've got a whole bunch of things you can bid on, including some that will rake in a significant chunk of change when the bidding stops. You've got until 1 p.m. tomorrow to beat the current leading bids, so get on it.
Let's highlight some of the auctions, like the top six items with the highest bids (so far):
1. Current bid: $5,600. Item: "Super Bowl tickets." Two tickets February's Super Bowl in Phoenix and a hotel room for three nights (does not include airfare).
2. Current bid: $3,400. Item: "Travel With the Team." A trip for two on the Browns chartered flight for the Dec. 21 game against the Carolina Panthers, a hotel room and two tickets to the game.
3. Current bid: $3,000. Item: "Daytona 500 Experience." Two tickets and two pit passes for the 2014 Daytona 500.
4. Current bid: $2,100. Item: "Fly With Browns President Alec Scheiner for a Browns Away Game." A flight for two for the Nov. 30 game against the Buffalo Bills with team's president, a hotel room and tickets.
5. (tie) Current bid: $2,000. Item: "Spend Pre-Game with GM Ray Farmer." Two people can spend the night in the team hotel prior to the home game agains the Ravens on Sept. 21, and then spend the pre-game with Ray Farmer on the sidelines.
5. (tie) Current bid: $2,000. Item: "Dinner at your home prepared by Celebrity Chef Chris Hodgson." A six-course meal for you and nine guests at your house.
Here are some other cool or interesting things to bid on:
-Current bid: $1,628. Item: "Host a Movie Night at FirstEnergy Stadium."
-Current bid: $1,500. Item: "Charter Fishing Trip with Joe Thomas."
-Current bid: $700. Item: "Watch a Monday Night Football Game with Donte Whitner." You and three guests can watch a MNF game with the Cleveland defensive back.
-Current bid: $1,900. Item: "Attend a Cavs Game with Joe Haden." For two people to sit in the owner's box with the star cornerback during the Oct. 17 game against the Dallas Mavericks
The item getting the most buzz online, however, allows the winner to chow down with the team's biggest eaters: the massive guys on the offensive line ("All You Can Eat with Alex Mack and the O-Line"). It's currently at $500, and it sounds like a pretty awesome time: "You and three guests will eat like the players do. Guests will join Pro Bowl center Alex Mack and members of the Browns offensive line, including Mitchell Schwartz, Joel Bitonio and John Greco, for a buffet at the Browns Berea Training Facility." It's for four people lasts an hour; the all-you-can-eat is intense enough for the Browns to require you to sign waivers before digging in.