CLOSE THE GAP AUCTION

At Workday, we’re passionate about closing the opportunity gap for under-resourced communities, and we’re proud to be partnering with two incredible organizations that share this mission—Eat. Learn. Play. and Year Up.


As part of the Workday Charity Open, we’re asking people to join the cause by taking part in our Close the Gap Challenge. You have the chance to win some unforgettable sports experiences, and 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to supporting the work of Eat. Learn. Play. and Year Up.


Must be 21 or older to participate. See the FAQ section for additional information and the Official Rules.


Interested in another way to participate? 

We’ve added a sweepstakes drawing to give you a chance to win some incredible prizes.

FAQs

Experiences associated with an annual event are meant to be completed during the next occurrence of that annual event. Other experiences are intended to be completed by December 15, 2021. Specific scheduling will be based upon mutual agreement of the winning bidder and the provider of the experience. Given the schedules of the participants, it may take a full year to find a mutually convenient time. All parties will make good-faith efforts to accommodate schedules and availability. If the experience is associated with an annual event that does take place but does not allow spectators or Pro-Am participants, the experience will be rescheduled for the following year. 

All auction winners and guests that wish to participate in the hosted auction experience will be subject to an OFAC or Clear background check prior to the experience.

Upon conclusion of the auction, the winning bidder of each item will receive instructions and a specific point of contact to schedule experiences directly from a Workday representative.

Each experience has unique benefits.  

  • The Sea Island experience with Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker includes a US$5,000 travel stipend to be paid via reimbursement. This experience also includes two rooms at Sea Island Resort for two nights. Both rooms to be  equipped with two double beds. Complimentary rooms must be used in conjunction with the experience up to one night before and one night after the round of golf. 
  • The Phil Mickelson experience at The Bridges in San Diego includes a US$5,000 travel stipend to be paid via reimbursement. This experience also includes two rooms at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for one night. Both rooms to be  equipped with two double beds. Complimentary rooms must be used either before or after the round of golf. 
  • The Golden State Warriors Experience with Steph Curry includes one night accommodation in San Francisco. Hotel selection is based on availability at the time game is selected and scheduled. Complimentary room must be used in conjunction with the game and meet and greet. The winner is responsible for all other travel expenses. 
  • The Matthew Fitzpatrick Caddy Experience includes one room at The Inn at Spanish Bay for three nights. Complimentary room must be used on Tuesday, February 9 – Thursday, February 11, 2021 (checkout on Friday, February 12). The winner is responsible for all other travel expenses. 
  • For all other experiences, unless noted above, winner is responsible for all other travel expenses.

For golf experiences you should expect to spend up to six hours with your experience host. For meet and greet experiences, you should expect to spend 5-10 minutes with your experience host.

The number of participants that get to attend each auction experience is detailed in each experience’s description. Additional attendees will not be permitted—even to view or observe—unless stated otherwise in the description.

The final bid amount you pay above fair market value may be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. You should consult your tax adviser to determine the appropriate tax treatment.

No. Auction experiences are unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that are non-transferable and non-refundable. If an experience is not used within the stated window, the experience will be considered forfeited and the charitable donation will not be refunded. Please review the Auction Rules section for more information.

Yes. We’ve added a sweepstakes drawing that gives you the opportunity to chip in for a chance to win some incredible prizes. No purchase necessary to enter. Click here to go to the sweepstakes drawing.

Yes. All Workday employees can participate in the Close the Gap auction as the highest bid wins and there is no element of chance involved.

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Eat. Learn. Play. seeks to unleash the potential of every child and pave the way for amazing kids and bright futures. Rooted in three of the most vital pillars for a healthy childhood—nutrition, education, and physical activity—it’s designed to ensure an equal road to success for all kids.

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Year Up’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.

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