Play Like a Girl Honors Goes Mobile

For the first time ever, the silent auction at the Play Like a Girl Honors is going mobile, allowing participants both at the gala and around the world to bid on a host of incredible items with proceeds from the event benefiting middle school girls.

The auction, which features more than 20 one-of-a-kind lots ranging from signed memorabilia and travel packages to game tickets to the Nashville Sounds and Nashville Soccer Club, will be held on Monday, November 26, exclusively using Handbid, an online platform that allows users to bid from their smartphones.

The Handbid app will replace the pen-and-paper auctions of the past. Whether you’re at the gala, at home or on the go, using Handbid is simple:

First, iPhone and Android users should visit the iTunes App Store or the Google Play store to download the free Handbid app. Once the app is opened, tap “GET STARTED” on the home screen, then follow the instructions to create and verify your account. (Be sure to use your cell phone as the phone number!)

Once you’re logged in, select “Play Like a Girl Honors (2018)” from the list of available auctions, and you’re ready to start bidding. The auction closes Monday, November 26 shortly after the 7 p.m. dinner program, so be sure to turn notifications on so you know if you’ve been outbid.

Still need help? Find a Play Like a Girl volunteer at the Silent Auction table. We’ll have iPads on hand and can help you get set up. And if you’re coming to the gala and are worried about connectivity while you enjoy the event, fear not: the Marriott offers free public WiFi, so you’ll always be online. The WiFi code is PLAGHONORS.

Don’t have a smartphone? We’ve got you covered too. Users can also access the auction through a web browser by clicking here.

This year’s auction will feature a once-in-a-lifetime one-on-one opportunity with the powerhouse Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire businessman Mark Cuban, and more. To see the complete list of items and place your bid, visit: www.handbid.com.

Item and experience highlights include:

  • Autographed sports memorabilia from Madison Keys, Maria Sharapova and tennis legend Billie Jean King;
  • Sit courtside at a Dallas Mavericks game with owner Mark Cuban;
  • The opportunity to own a guitar autographed by CMA Entertainer of the Year, Keith Urban;
  • An exclusive meet-and-greet on the set with the cast of CBS’s Blue Bloods including Tom Selleck;
  • Visit News Channel 2 studios and spend a day in the life of Chief Meteorologist Danielle Breezy;
  • Attend a 2019 Nashville Sounds game as a VIP guest;
  • VIP experience at the 2019 Taste of Tennis Miami with tickets to the Miami Open;
  • Attend the 2019 U.S. Open in NYC;
  • And much more.

The money raised through the auction will go to Play Like a Girl, which aims to advance the leadership and empowerment of girls by creating opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and sports. During the Play Like a Girl Honors, supporters and viewers will be encouraged to make direct donations to Play Like a Girl by visiting the website: www.iplaylikeagirl.org.

Since 2004, Play Like a Girl been committed to advancing the leadership and empowerment of girls and women in our community. For nearly 15 years, the organization has offered middle school girls an eight-week afterschool program and summer camp opportunities focusing on confidence, college preparation and career readiness.

In 2018, the Play Like a Girl camp program evolved into a year-round corporate engagement initiative that unites corporate volunteers and students to prepare the younger generation for future success in STEM and sports careers.

To host a half- or full-day STEM and Sports Saturday corporate event for girls, companies in Nashville and surrounding areas can email partner@iplaylikeagirl.org.

Bidding ends at 7:15 p.m., November 26.