Friday, October 20, 2006
2006 DAN On-Line Auction starts November 1, 2006
2006 DAN Online Auction
Divers Alert Network is pleased to announce The 2006 DAN Online Auction to be held November 1 thru December 1, 2006. DAN will present this fifth annual online auction to benefit dive safety in a unique partnership with members of the dive business community.
You are invited to join this venture to support safe diving. ALL DOLLARS raised from highest bids will be used to support DAN outreach and support programs. These include:
The DAN Endowment
DAN Research Internship Program
Project Dive Exploration
Diver IDentification System
HOW DOES IT WORK?
All items for auction are provided by DAN partners:
Bidders bid online at www.DiversAlertNetwork.org
Bidders are DAN members and non-members
Bidding starts on November 1, 2006 at Noon EST
Bidding closes December 1, 2006 at Noon EST
Auction Partners are notified by December 8 of highest bidder identity
All winning bid funds are transferred to support the programs listed as noted:
1/3: Project Dive Exploration & Research Internship Program
1/3: Research & Diver IDentifiction Program
1/3: The DAN Endowment
WHAT CATEGORIES OF ITEMS ARE OF INTEREST TO BIDDERS?
Snorkels, Fins, Masks
Wet Suit, Dry Suits
Booties, Hoods, Gloves
FIRST AID EQUIPMENT
*DO NOT send items to DAN!
We want to put you or your distributor in direct contact with the diver! DAN reserves the right to decline to accept items offered for auction at its discretion.
WHO DOES WHAT?
Auction online site on Divers Alert Network website
Promotion of auction to all DAN members via mail, fax, email and/or online, as well as in articles and advertisements
Link from 2006 DAN Online Auction site to Your website
Use of your name, logo, and email address and web address on the DAN Auction Page with your donated item(s)
Your company name on the Auction Partner Page on DAN's website
Your company name in Alert Diver as a DAN Auction Partner
Auction Partner Emblem for your use in Partner advertising
Receipt at close of auction for item(s) received for the auction. (Note: IRS regulations prohibit DAN from listing the dollar value on your receipt.)*
Name and contact information of winning bidder to Partner.
*Note: The cumulative retail dollar value of the item(s) donated will be applied to identify you as a DAN Corporate Donor for 2006-2007 and will determine your level of recognition. Special Offer for Auction Partners: cumulative item value for Auction Items at $150 or more provides a 12-month hotlink from DAN to your site (normally $1,500 benefit.)
DAN AUCTION PARTNER PROVIDES:
Equipment, cameras, trips, tickets, clothing, etc. – new items with full warranty only*
Full description of item(s) (to appear online) (DAN may edit copy)
Suggested retail price
Your logo (TIF, JPG, or EPS), email address, and Internet address for inclusion on the auction page
Once you receive the final bidder name, contact and deliver item(s). We ask that delivery of item(s) be through your local distributor if at all possible.
We ask that you use the Corporate Partner Online Auction Emblem on your website with a direct link to the auction site and in your advertising to help spread the word of this auction and your participation.
Join Divers Alert Network in its mission of emergency service, research, education, training and outreach for dive safety by becoming an Auction Corporate Partner.