Fundraising

Our Sample Trade Show Booth display with our every day IN STOCK items.

Charitable Fundraiser Sample Display

We are the largest and best valued sports memorabilia company, with the highest perceived value and the most famous reputation in the local Ohio Kentucky Indiana area for this cool and authentic merchandise!!! We can setup your auction – SAME DAY! In stock, hundreds of items that are ready to go. Our customers tell us that we are “second to none”. Thousands of charities have utilized CEI Sports charitable auction services. Since 1982, we have been the best at what we do, guaranteed!

Would you like an athlete to attend your event? CEI Sports can arrange this for you too! We directly represent Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, George Foster, Ken Griffey Sr. and many others for speaking engagements and “off the Field” activities. Who can we find for your next event that can help you raise money for your cause?

No risk to you or your organization – Your target goals become our goals. Years of experience we share, gained from hundreds of prior events
our attractive display systems are available to you with FREE setup and teardown. FREE detail lists and photographs of each auction available to you. Our straight-forward, flexible approach helps ensure your needs are satisfied and your goals are met.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your cost?
If you are a local Cincinnati area charity, the financial arrangements are straight consignment with full credit for ALL returns and with the balance due at the conclusion of the event for the Cincinnati Dayton and Northern Kentucky area only. Outside of these general market areas, we would require some form of credit card guarantee or credit approval.

What price advantage can CEI Sports deliver?
Because of our close relationships with manufacturers and many famous athletes, we will always offer prices substantially below retail, so your charity earns more money. What’s more, our autographed items are guaranteed authentic, so there’s no worry about the value of auction items. We will have the best prices-guaranteed.

Does CEI Sports make donations?
Yes, but due to the large number of requests we receive for donated items, we developed our consignment system. This ultimately benefits charities, because it gives them the opportunity to auction numerous items, making a margin on each, rather than simply receiving a single item donated outright. We will consider donations on a case by case basis.

Can our auction be run by CEI Sports?
Yes. there is a cost associated with this. You may call us to discuss. We do offer free setup and delivery with 30 miles of our location as long as the auction meets our minimum size for this service.
What kinds of things factor into bigger sales ?
The right combination of products and prices, as well as a sense of what your guests like, all factor into your success. We can advise you on these issues when we work together. We have over 25 years experience developing products that sell in this market. Our consultation and advice will always be free of charge. Setup and delivery is also free of charge.

Can CEI Sports provide references?
Yes, upon request, we will be happy to forward contact information of past clients with characteristics similar to those of your organization. We have successfully completed 27 years of charitable fundraising and are a member of national organization called “The Association of Fundraising Professionals”. We have worked directly with The Cincinnati Reds for many years.

What do you need to consider?
Plan to succeed, the saying goes, and it is especially true to ensure the success of your event. We strongly recommend that you determine the following and have your information ready when you contact us:

  • Your phone number and email address
  • Date, time and place of the event
  • Date you need to have auction items in hand
  • Budget allocated for auction items
  • Items from our inventory that best match the theme or spirit of the event
  • Items that provide a range of price points to allow volume bidding on lower-priced items and one or more big-ticket items to intrigue higher bidders

How do you get started?
Once you’ve considered your needs for the event, contact us, by email at: ceisports@gmail.com or by calling our fundraising specialists at 513-489-3400 ext 11

We are ready to work with you today. Free consultations, free setup and delivery, and free supplies to make your event a success!

Let us make your next charitable fundraising event a BIG success by using the hottest products in the sports memorabilia and movie poster business from CEI Sports !