The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced that Goldin Auctions has been named its official auction partner. The multi-year partnership will feature an annual basketball-themed auction with proceeds benefitting the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Since opening its doors in 1959, the Hall of Fame has operated as a non-profit organization relying on the generosity of others to preserve the legacy of the game.
“It is a true honor to be named the Official Auction House of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame,” said Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions. “Similar to our partnerships with the Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, this relationship will empower us to help the Hall of Fame raise money and preserve the history of the sport.”
John L. Doleva, president and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame added, “We are very excited to have Goldin Auctions join the Basketball Hall of Fame family. We look forward to hosting our annual auction and expect it to be a tremendous success given their expertise and reach.”
As the partnership evolves in the coming years, both parties will aim to identify additional opportunities for partnership extension. Individual Hall of Famers will have the opportunity to utilize Goldin Auctions for their own personal memorabilia sales. From October 1-27, Goldin Auctions is hosting an auction of memorabilia from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Class of 1995. A significant portion of the proceeds will go to his Skyhook Foundation, which funds educational opportunities for underserved youth.