In response to COVID-19, the 31st Annual Purple & Gold Auction will be held virtually this year. The event will be held August 13-15, 2020. Items will be updated daily, check back frequently to see what new and exciting items are up for bid! 

Online Silent Auction

Opens: 8:00 AM CST, Thursday, August 13
Closes: 6:00 PM CST, Saturday, August 15


Live Program - Hosted by Director of Athletics, Danielle Surprenant
Featuring WIU coaches and administrators, along with student-athlete speaker Clint Ratkovich (football) and Jenna Lundgren (women's soccer). 

Begins: 6:00 PM CST, Saturday, August 15
Live stream via WIU Athletics Facebook and Twitter - @WIUAthletics

Online Live Auction

Opens: 6:00 PM CST, Saturday, August 15
Closes: 8:00 PM CST, Saturday, August 15

Item Pick Up
August 17 or August 19, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Western Hall, Lot 22 Parking Lot
Call when you arrive 309-298-1190 & items will be brought to your vehicle.

Item Delivery
Items will be shipped at bidder's expense. Bidder will be given an estimate, but won't be charged until final bill is received from UPS.

**A few items have reserve prices. If the reserve price is not met, WIU Athletics maintains the rights to those items.

Sign In/Create Account - In order to visit secure areas of the website, you'll be prompted to enter your "Last Name" and "Password". If you don't have an existing record or password, you'll have an opportunity to create one.

View Your Account- Click the My Bids/Account link above to view a current list of your donations.

Browse the Online Catalog- Click one of the categories on your left to view the catalog. You can then click the name or image of any item listed to view a larger image and the item details. For your convenience, you can keep track of your favorite items by adding them to your " Wish List ".

Questions- Please click the Frequently Asked Questions (" FAQ ") link for answers to many commonly asked questions about our website or click the Contact link to email us.

Donate an Item If you would like to donate an auction please complete the donation form.


Thank You to Our Donors!




American Family Insurance - Matt Glaser
Harvey Ahitow
Jennifer Brattain
Jim & Debbie Carter
Chicago Bears
Roselyn Chown
Jerry & Diana Cremer
Discount Furniture
Dave & Ardith Ford
Fusion Tech
Gold Hills Golf Club
JD Gravina
Ryan & Elizabeth Hansen
Harry Mussatto Golf Course
Huston Inc.
Rob Jeter
Kosuke Kimura
Macomb Glass
Marc Benson Sawmill
Dave Maronic
Steve Mills
Idol & Jill Mitchell
Nostalgia Decor & Gifts
Dan & Linda O'Neill
Ryan Ricketts
Joe & Ketra Roselieb 
Paul & Courtni Runser
John & Kathie Sanders
Carol Scott 
Ben Staupe
Grant & Danielle Surprenant
Tom Conklin State Farm Insurance
Jerry Tyson
University Housing & Dining Services
West Side Lumber
WIU Bookstore
WIU Athletics
WIU Campus Recreation
WIU Visual Production Center