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CPT12 Auction Details

What is the CPT12 Auction?

The Colorado Public Television Auction is a unique on-air fundraising event attracting viewers throughout the state of Colorado, southern Wyoming and eastern Nebraska.

Auction fans tune in to the live broadcast and call in to bid on a spectacular variety of items – hand-signed sports memorabilia, weekend travel packages, outdoor sporting equipment, athletic memberships, event tickets and more! 

Auction income helps purchase CPT12's acclaimed, high-quality programming. With your support, the station has provided programs that engage, enlighten and inspire for nearly thirty years.

The Benefits of Donating Items


Cleaning out the attic? Trying to get some value from a Family Estate? Want to avoid the hassles of selling? Want to make a difference?

Donate your well kept antiques, collectibles, coins, gun collections, art, sports and entertainment memorabilia or other estate items to Channel 12. We’ll find them a new owner, and you get a tax write off!  CPT12 will turn your charitable donations into support for your favorite PBS programs.  Programming that entertains and educates everyone in our community. 

Call 303-296-1212 ext. 5044 (toll free: 1-800-727-8812) for more information, or download our Auction Donation Form.


The auction is an opportunity for companies, corporations, shops and individuals to garner valuable television exposure with the Public Broadcasting audience.

When you donate items, your company receives on-air visibilitybefore more than 1 MILLION TELEVISION HOUSEHOLDS throughout Colorado and neighboring states, in addition to valuable exposure online and in print.

This valuable promotion can help you or your company:

  • Showcase a new product
  • Display a best seller
  • Identify your location
  • Appeal to new customers
  • Gain corporate visibility
  • Declare your community spirit
  • Show your support for CPT12's programming

Promotional Donor Benefits

Auction items valued from $1000 - $2,500:

  • Donation will be shown twice on air with your logo and 1 image
  • 30-second script will describe the item and your company mentioned on air
  • There will be 2 recap mentions of your donation on air
  • Your company and a description of your donation will be featured on our website
  • Link provided to your company website from the CPT12 website.

Auction items valued from $250 - $999:

  • Scroll of your company name and logo will be shown once on air
  • Item description with company name, address & phone number listed online
  • Link provided to your company website from the CPT12 website

Auction items valued from $100 - $249:

  • Your donation will be shown with logo online
  • Item description with company name, address & phone number listed online
  • Link provided to your company website from the auction page on the CPT12 website  

How to Donate Items

Donating is easy! Simply complete the Donor Form and return it with your donation to Colorado Public Television. If you need more information, contact Paula Roth by phone at 303-991-5044 or by e-mail.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Colorado Public Television Auction needs some enthusiastic volunteers! People like you, who are willing to support a cause they believe in. We need your energy and your knowledge of your own community as you serve as a liaison between area merchants in your community and the station. We need you to be a Go-Getter!

It’s exciting, it’s fun, and it’s vital to the success of the Channel 12 Auction, one of our most popular fundraising events. Your help will support the same programming and services that are important to you and your family.

As a Televised Auction Go-Getter, you visit the businesses you already frequent and ask them to make a donation of a product or service to the Channel 12 Auction. After all, they enjoy the programming on Colorado Public Television too, and their business will get great state wide television exposure!

For more information call Paula Roth at 303-991-5044 or by e-mail.

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