CET, Dr. O'dell Owens Gear Up for 43rd Annual Action Auction

Items, Volunteers & Sponsors Needed for Televised Event, April 14 - 17
CINCINNATI – The Action Auction, CET’s annual bargain extravaganza, returns for its 43rd year. The live, televised auction will air nightly from April 14 – 17, 2010 on CET.


Though this popular event is a couple months away, preparations are already in full swing. Auction chair Dr. O’dell Owens and dedicated volunteers are calling businesses and individuals to drum up support for the event, which helps support CET’s mission to engage, educate and entertain people from classrooms to living rooms throughout Greater Cincinnati.


CET has already received a wide variety of items, including a set of Anirondak chairs, a handcrafted barrister bookcase, a 3-hour Ohio River cruise and new for 2010, the opportunity to have lunch with local “celebs” like basketball star Oscar Robertson and broadcasting icon Nick Clooney.


Also new this year, viewers will find that auction items will be categorized with other like items, making the bidding process easier. As items roll in, volunteers are hard at work to create a more organized and easy-to-follow format so viewers can easily keep tabs on items that spike their interest. During the Action Auction, these categories will be available for preview at CETconnect.org/events and will include an approximate time of sale.


Although hundreds of items are coming in, thousands are needed to make this four-day event a success. CET continues to welcome all donations, including: gift certificates for retail and restaurants, sports memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, vacations, unique experiences, certificates for services, tickets to local events, collectibles and more. A secure monetary donation can also be made online at CETconnect.org/events.


All donations made to the Action Auction are tax-deductible. Proceeds from the event allow CET to continue its mission to entertain, educate and enlighten individuals in Greater Cincinnati through quality programming, multimedia content, curriculum kits for schools and much more.


In addition to attaining items, CET needs hundreds of volunteers to lend a hand with auction-related tasks such as item collection, answering phones during the event, tableloading, running bids and more.

For more information on the auction, item donation or volunteering, contact the CET Events department at 513-345-6549, e-mail events@cetconnect.org, or visit www.CETconnect.org/events.

CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, visit www.cetconnect.org.