Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds are introducing a new way to acquire unique game-worn memorabilia and experiences with the help of Digital Auction Showdown (DASH), a mobile and online sports auctioning platform.
The Firebirds host the Saginaw Spirit Friday, Dec. 30 for the second-annual “Star Wars Night” at the newly renovated Dort Federal Event Center. The Firebirds will be wearing special Chewbacca themed jerseys throughout the entire game. Fans in Flint and around the world will have the opportunity to bid on these unique jerseys through the DASH app. The bidding process will begin at the Dec. 28 game vs. the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds at the Dort Federal Event Center and will end on Friday, Dec. 30 at 11:59 p.m.
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 free app through their respective app store by searching “DASH Auction.”
10 Star Wars characters to be in attendance on December 30th and the first 1,000 fans through the doors will receive free lightsabers. Parking at the Dort Federal Event Center has been reduced to $5 for the remainder of the season and one lucky fan will always have the chance to shoot for $10,000 during the second intermission at all Firebirds’ home games.
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 works with professional sports teams such as FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Midland Rockhounds and the Charlotte Checkers.