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What are Teen Tech Center Open Houses?

The Best Buy Foundation would love to give you an inside look at one of three Best Buy Teen Tech Centers and allow you to meet the amazing individuals who run them. In these 15-minute virtual open houses, you will take a tour of a Teen Tech Center, meet the coordinator, view teen projects, and have questions answered along the way.

When do they take place?

The Open Houses will run on Wednesday, May 19 from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. CDT, prior to the Charity Classic program.

How do I join virtually?

You may choose from one of three Open House opportunities in three locations. Click on one of the links below and add the Microsoft Teams meeting to your calendar.

Option 1: Best Buy Teen Tech Center powered by Premium Retail at Joe R. Lee Boys & Girls Club. (Orlando, FL)

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Option 2: Option 2: Best Buy Teen Tech Center powered by Progressive Leasing at Promise South Salt Lake. (Salt Lake City, UT)

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Option 3: Best Buy Teen Tech Center powered by Google at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA). (San, Jose, CA)

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Do I need to purchase a ticket/register to attend the virtual program?

Registration gives you access to bid on auction items, donate to the Best Buy Foundation, and otherwise participate in the virtual event. If you have not yet registered, please email charityclassic@bestbuy.com to request assistance no later than Monday, May 17.

This is a virtual event. Why are you asking for participant names?

We want to encourage our vendor partners to engage in this Charity Classic as a team. Sponsorships and experience purchases include multiple tickets to the virtual program, so we’re asking the purchaser to sign up colleagues to attend. Each participant must be registered so they can receive event communications and have access to the online auction and cash donation opportunities when they become available on May 13.

How do I change a participant name if that person can no longer attend the online event?

After submitting the registration form you may enter and edit participant names online any time through May 17. There will also be a link in your confirmation email directing you to the website if you don’t have all participant names at the time you register. If you need to make any changes to your ticket package, experience, or sponsorship, you must email charityclassic@bestbuy.com.

Accepted forms of payment:

• Check
• Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express)

• MDF

Please make checks payable to the Best Buy Foundation and send to the address below by Thursday, May 13.

Best Buy Foundation – Corporate Campus
Attn: Rachel Richardson, B5

7601 Penn Ave. S.
Richfield, MN 55423

Download a W-9 for the Best Buy Foundation

Tax ID: 41–1784382

How do I donate to the online auction?

We are no longer accepting donations for the online auction.

When is the online auction open?

Bidding opens on Thursday, May 13 and closes at 4:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 19.

How do I bid on auction items?

You must have registered for Charity Classic in order to access the online auction. On Thursday, May 13, the full catalog of items will be available, and you will be able to create an account within the system to bid on items.

If I am not able to attend the virtual event on May 19, can I still bid on auction items?

To bid on an auction item, you must be registered for the virtual event. Once you are registered, you can set up an account at any point after the event website becomes available on May 13. Having an account allows you to bid on auction items anytime until the auction closes on May 19. You do not have to be logged into the virtual event on May 19 to bid or donate, but you must have created an account.

If I am the winning bidder, how will I receive my auction item?

Auction items will be shipped directly to the address provided in your account. All items being shipped will be sent out by May 28. Due to varying shipping methods & distances, actual date of receipt may vary.

What if I can’t attend the virtual event but still want to support the Best Buy Foundation?

If you are unable to participate in Charity Classic but would like to donate to or otherwise support the Best Buy Foundation, please email charityclassic@bestbuy.com for assistance.

How do I watch the program on Wednesday, May 19?

On Thursday, May 13 you will receive a personalized link to view the Charity Classic virtual program. This link is tied to your registration and can only be used by you. Once you’ve logged in, you can watch the program on any device that is connected to the internet, such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer. You can even stream to a smart TV via a laptop or cell phone app.

If I haven’t registered all my colleagues as participants by Thursday, May 13, how will they get their program link?

The deadline to add participants is Monday, May 17 by 5 p.m. After that time all newly added participants will receive their personalized link to view the Charity Classic virtual program.

How do I donate money to the fund-a-need?

To donate, you must be registered for the virtual event. Once you are registered, you can set up an account at any point after the event website becomes available on May 13. Having an account allows you to make a monetary gift anytime through the end of the May 19 program. You do not have to be logged into the virtual event on May 19 to bid or donate, but you must have created an account.

When I tune in, will others be able to see me?

No. This is a one-way viewing experience.

What if I have trouble during the event?

Email charityclassic@bestbuy.com. Someone will be monitoring this mailbox throughout the event.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please send us an email at charityclassic@bestbuy.com with your question and we’d be happy to help!

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