The TV Academy Foundation Launches Its Annual Primetime Emmy Online Auction (Exclusive)

From left, Hat signed by "White Collar's" Matt Bomer, Chris Gorham's cane and Louboutin shoes signed by "Covert Affairs" star Piper Perabo, a tennis ball signed by "House's" Hugh Laurie.
From left, Hat signed by "White Collar's" Matt Bomer, Chris Gorham's cane and Louboutin shoes signed by "Covert Affairs" star Piper Perabo, a tennis ball signed by "House's" Hugh Laurie.
 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has launched its Fourth Annual Primetime Emmy Season online auction. It contains items and rare experiences provided by some of your favorite shows with proceeds supporting the Foundation’s educational and archival programs.

“The auction is an incredible opportunity for TV fans to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memorabilia, while supporting an important cause,” says the Television Academy Foundation Executive Director, Norma Provencio Pichardo. “We are so grateful for the television community’s generous donations of incredible items that attract the funds necessary to help support the mission of the Foundation.”

Starting Tuesday evening, fans will get a chance to bid on items, memorabilia, unique experiences, and set visits from many their most beloved shows, including:

-- A hat from White Collar autographed by series star Matt Bomer

-- A pair of Louboutin shoes signed by actress Piper Perabo and Chris Gorham’s blind man’s cane from Covert Affairs

-- An oversized tennis ball from House signed by star Hugh Laurie

-- A Days of Our Lives set visit

-- A Young and the Restless set tour with guide, star Kate Linder

--  Set visits to Entertainment Tonight and The Insider with the opportunity to meet an on-air host

-- VIP seating at tapings of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

To see the full list of items and to place bids, visit www.ebay.com/emmysfoundation/. Auction items begin closing on Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. ET. You can also follow the action via the Foundation’s Twitter and Facebook Accounts.

The Foundation’s educational and archival programs include the College Television Awards, the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship, the Summer Internship Program, and the Archive of American Television.

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