Ball State Cardinal Varsity Club Announces the 2023 Cardinal Golf Classic Silent Auction

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By Cardinal Varsity Club—

MUNCIE, IN— The Ball State Cardinal Varsity Club (CVC) is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 2023 Cardinal Golf Classic Silent Auction sponsored by Stoops Automotive. The auction begins Monday, Aug. 7 at 8:00 a.m. ET, providing Cardinal fans with a unique opportunity to bid on exclusive experiences and other merchandise. Interested participants can view the exciting array of auction items by visiting

The auction is scheduled to close at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 11, coinciding with the conclusion of the 2023 Cardinal Golf Classic. The silent auction, which is expected to raise important dollars for the CVC, has been organized by Co-Chairs, Rhonda Wilson and Carey Fisher.  Wilson is the Executive Director of Human Resources, Engagement, Wellbeing and Culture at BSU and a member of the BSU Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the 1994 Women’s Volleyball team.  Fisher is a former MAC volleyball player, a local business person, and actively involved in community philanthropy.

Casey Stanley, CVC President, emphasized the profound impact of every dollar raised: “Every contribution to this auction serves a profound purpose in supporting our student athletes’ growth and future success. The consistent commitment of our alumni and fans helps pave the way for lifelong opportunities for these talented individuals.”

Featuring an extraordinary collection of experiences, it signals a renewed and innovative effort to connect Cardinal fans with their favorite sports programs, coaches, and players. Among the experiences available for bid are coveted sideline passes and seats for the Indianapolis Colts, meals with former Ball State players and renowned professional athletes including four-time NFL Pro Bowler Blaine Bishop. Additionally, participants can bid for a memorable round of golf with Head Men’s Basketball Coach Michael Lewis or embark on a remarkable trip with private air travel to Miami, Florida, to witness Ball State’s thrilling clash against the Miami (FL) Hurricanes in 2024. Exciting opportunities also include traveling with the baseball team to an away game or leading the football team onto the field for a home game, creating unforgettable memories for fans.

Also, the silent auction boasts several creative gift packages, including travel opportunities, exciting nights out in Indianapolis, signed BSU memorabilia and much more – all providing diverse options for enthusiastic bidders.

Jeff Mitchell, BSU’s Director of Athletics, emphasized the significance of the CVC and this event in advancing BSU’s athletic program, stating, “The Cardinal Varsity Club and the Cardinal Golf Classic Silent Auction exemplify the unwavering commitment of our community to support our student-athletes and drive the growth of our athletic efforts. We are tremendously grateful for our fans’ enthusiasm and dedication in ensuring our programs’ success.”

With the CVC Golf Classic field already sold out for weeks, golfers can eagerly anticipate 2024 event information, which will be released in the coming weeks.

To stay updated on the silent auction’s progress and to seize the opportunity to bid on remarkable experiences, fans are encouraged to follow Ball State University’s social media channels.

For additional details and information about the silent auction, please visit

About Cardinal Varsity Club

The Cardinal Varsity Club (CVC) is the official fundraising arm for Ball State Athletics. For over 60 years, the CVC has brought together alumni and friends of Ball State to collectively invest in student-athletes who value excellence, integrity, and service. The impact of the CVC is continuously felt across Ball State’s 19 varsity sports and 450 student-athletes.

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