$2.00 Can Buy You Golf with Tiger Woods or A Bruins Luxury Box
This post is my way of helping some of you get the most for your money. I’ve clued you in on how to meet some of your favorites via attending celebrity-golf events and the like. But there’s another avenue being offered to fans…and its called ‘raffles.’ And I’m not talking about your grandmother’s church raffles…I’m talking about celebrity charity raffles.
The concept is simple. Buy a raffle ticket for $2.00, the money goes to charity and you’re entered to win some amazing prizes-some of which will fly right under the radar if you’re not looking for them.
As mentioned, for a measly two-bucks, you theoretically can get ten-minutes of one-on-one instructions with Tiger Woods. The good peeps at Celebrities for Charity are raffling off one slot 1 slot in the Tiger Woods 1 Hour Golf Clinic at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando Florida (Wednesday, May 27, 2009). The winner receives: Minimum 5 – 10 minutes of one-on-one instruction from Tiger Woods; 2 hours of professional training with a certified Pro Golf Instructor; 2 night accommodations at the Grand Cypress Resort (single room, single occupancy); a voucher for roundtrip coach airfare (as necessary) to attend clinic (maximum $1,000); All meals on day of Clinic and a gift bag with shirts and other Tiger Woods collectables….BUT you gotta hurry-the raffle ends Tuesday March 24. The more raffle tickets you buy, the greater chance you have of winning. Do the math…a private lesson with Tiger Woods is worth thousands of dollars, why wouldn’t you gamble on a two-dollar raffle?
Aside from tips from Tiger, Celebrities for Charity also has some great Boston Bruins experiences up for grabs. How do 2 Tickets to every Boston Bruins playoff game during their 2009 playoff run for the Stanley Cup sound? And they’ll throw in an autographed photo of Milan Lucic (Drawing date April 10)…also on the chopping block is your own luxury box at a Bruins Game vs. the Montreal Canadians and a meet and greet with NHL Hall of Famers Ray Bourque and Cam Neely. (Drawing Date: Friday, April 3, 2009). Once again, tickets are only $2.00 and the price goes down if you buy in bulk.
In addition to raffles, I’ve also mentioned charity auctions before. Again, this is a great alternative to on-line shopping. Check the various celebrity charity auctions that are increasingly becoming more and more popular and you’ll likely find something worth your hard earned cash, which goes to charity, and is sold for well below the market value.
For example…the Farm Sanctuary is getting a ton of celebrity support. The organization works to end cruelty to farm animals and promotes compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy. Through Charity Buzz, the organization is about to benefit from a few cool ‘experiences’ being auctioned off.
Eric Nies is up for grabs…granted, I don’t know who he is, but he is indeed a bid-worth beast. Hottie is best known as the teen idol from MTV’s ‘The Real World/New York. He’s also billed as a ‘health and wellness guru” so the prize package reads: ‘Take the opportunity to share a juice with Eric and pick his brain about how to live a better, more fulfilling and healthy life, while he sets you up on a nutritional program that will change your life.’ (SOLD to the crazy redheaded blogger)…
Other items up for bids include: Two Tickets to The Warped Tour 2009; Meet Kevin Nealon on the set of ‘Weeds’(SOLD to the crazy red headed blogger)…meet Kelly Clarkson after the show of your choice; Two VIP Tickets to a taping of ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ (Sold to the crazy red headed blogger)… Yoga classes; make-up lessons; cooking classes, purses, lingerie and a whole slew of other goodies on being auctioned off to benefit the Farm Sanctuary.
Charity Buzz has a slew of auctions in progress, all of which offer extraordinary experiences. Everything from a ‘Lakers Dream Experience” to a meet and great with Usher to a weekend of fun with Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade, are up for grabs. Also be sure to check out what Auction Cause has been up to. They are the forerunners in charity auctions, selling off everything from Evangeline Lilly’s lingerie to Sean Penn’s MILK clothing.
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