CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays are introducing a new way to acquire unique memorabilia and experiences with the help of Digital Auction Showdown (DASH), a mobile and online sports auctioning platform.
“The IceRays organization is thrilled to work with DASH and continue to find new ways of interacting with and providing a unique experience for our fans,” said Collin Schuck, IceRays Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations. “While specialty and game day silent auctions will still exist, we want to give more for our fans and be able to give our fans more from the team than done previously while allowing fans outside of Corpus Christi an opportunity to get a piece of IceRays history and the game day experience.”
DASH was founded out of a need to find a better way to reach more fans at team-hosted auctions. Founder and CEO of DASH, Jonathan Hufnagel, began his career with FC Dallas in Major League Soccer (MLS) and noted the difficulties with pen-and-paper auctions during games. With the prevalence of smart phones and mobile technology, Hufnagel saw a window to help elevate auctions and interactions through a mobile application while connecting fans with their favorite team in a more personal way. Today, DASH is the official auction partner of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and works with professional sports teams such as FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Midland Rockhounds, and Charlotte Checkers.
The IceRays will provide new experiences and exclusive merchandise now through DASH auctions, including but not limited to: select specialty jerseys, game worn IceRays jerseys, signed sticks and photos, game pucks, ticket packages, luxury suite packages, and broadcasting opportunities. Auctions through the DASH app will begin on Monday, Oct. 24 leading up to Pink In The Rink weekend.
“DASH is excited to be partnering with the Corpus Christi IceRays organization,” said Hufnagel. “We are laser focused on providing a unique auction experience and taking the competition that happens on the ice and moving it into the palm of a fan’s hands through the DASH auction platform. Our mission is to provide fans with the opportunity to get their hands on the most authentic team memorabilia and experiences directly from their favorite sports team, and we’re thrilled that IceRays fans will now be able to do that through DASH.”
To download the free DASH mobile app, log on to dashapp.io and download the app through either Google Play or the Apple App Store. Fans can also locate the app through their respective app store by searching “DASH Auction.”
The IceRays welcome back the Shreveport Mudbugs to the American Bank Center on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10:00 a.m. for the MD Anderson Kids Day Game and Pink In The Rink weekend. Season memberships for the 2016-17 season are still available with full and partial season plans. Reserve yours by contacting the IceRays Front Office at 361-814-PUCK. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV), Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays), Snapchat (@goicerays), and Periscope (@goicerays).