We are excited to once again offer mobile bidding at this year's Legacy Gala, thanks to the generosity of K&L Gates, LLC. Mobile bidding allows for a completely paperless bidding system. With mobile bidding, you will bid electronically on silent auction items using your smartphone, tablet (iPad, Samsung Galaxy, etc.) or computer bidding stations available throughout the venue. You can easily track the bidding progress on items of interest by following their activity from your mobile device, without having to return to the display tables. There will also be no auction bidding sheets on the display tables, which will eliminate overcrowding around auction items.
Mobile bidding will make the event run more efficiently from registration to checkout.
What are the benefits of mobile bidding?
All auction items will be on display for you to check out at the event AND you can see all of the items on your phone – a picture will be included!
Enter the item number of the item you would like to bid on…or you can search for items while standing at the bar. An item number lookup takes you directly to the item where you can view details. Entering search criteria takes you to the result screen where you can pick your item.
Interested in an item but not sure if you want to bid? Place it in your watch list by pressing “My Bids”
Found an item you want? You can see the current bid, the closing time, a photo and details about the item from your mobile device. You can bid by typing the next bid amount.
Catching up with old friends AND don’t want to miss being out bid? We’ll send you a text message if you’re out bid. Or you can type your max amount on what you want to spend on that item and the system will bid for you up to that amount!!
All auction bidding will be tracked, displayed and announced in real time throughout the evening.
At the end of the evening, the check out process will run efficiently because your credit card information will have been entered into our system prior to the event.
How can I participate in mobile bidding?
Come to the event! Once you arrive and check in, you will receive a confirmation text with a link to access our silent auction items and begin bidding! If you are unable to attend the event, you can register as a virtual bidder and bid from home. Virtual bidders will receive a confirmation text the evening of April 30 with a link to the silent auction items for bidding.
Will all bidding and purchases at the Legacy Gala be done through mobile bidding?
The Live Auction and Ticket Auction and all raffles will not be managed through mobile bidding.
What about attendees who don't own or don't wish to use mobile devices?
Laptops and tablets will be available on-site for those that don't own or don't wish to use a mobile device.
Volunteers will be available to assist with questions.
Will this work for both smartphones and standard mobile phones?
No, only devices that connect to the internet can be used for mobile bidding. If your phone or tablet does not connect to the internet, or you would prefer not to use your personal device, there will be bid assistants with iPads available to assist you with making your bids throughout the evening.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School (OLSH) is a Catholic college preparatory school, educating and transforming young men and women in grades 9-12 in the Felician Franciscan tradition. Named a Catholic School of Excellence by the Catholic Honor Roll, OLSH is among the top 5% of Catholic secondary schools in the nation. Students at OLSH are well-prepared to find success in post-secondary studies, and alumni are leaders in a vast range of professions. OLSH's family atmosphere fosters personal growth and its students are enriched with challenging courses, unique electives and activities, and comprehensive athletics and arts programs.