WWE launches auction to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
WWE is joining forces with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes to launch Superstars for Sandy Relief, the largest ever global online auction to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey. Beginning today, through a partnership with global charity auction site Charitybuzz.com, the auction will feature unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences with WWE Superstars and other international sports and entertainment celebrities, including the opportunity to attend a NASCAR race with John Cena.
WWE fans can currently visit www.Charitybuzz.com/WWE to begin bidding on items. The proceeds will benefit the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and runs through Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m.
Current auction items include experiences with WWE Superstars such as Triple H, Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar, as well as with celebrities like Sting, Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Tony Hawk, Coldplay/Chris Martin, Carl Edwards, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Mark Cuban, Carrie Underwood, Adrian Grenier and more.
Entertainment powerhouse Sean “Diddy” Combs will co-host a Superstars for Sandy Relief party with WWE Chairman and CEO Mr. McMahon and special guest Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg that will kick off WrestleMania Week on Thursday, April 4, at Cipriani Wall Street. The live auction will be led by sportscaster Joe Buck, where more incredible experiences will be made available for bidding. WWE Champion The Rock, John Cena, Chris Jericho and Sheamus are just a handful of the Superstarsw who are expected to be in attendance.
“The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to present challenges here at home,” Mr. McMahon said. “We are proud to partner with Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Christie on Superstars for Sandy Relief, a global auction that will provide significant financial support for relief efforts in New York and New Jersey.”
WWE experience auction highlights include:
Tour WWE's new training facility with Triple H — You and one guest will receive a behind-the-scenes tour from Triple H, as well as a sneak peak at the new WWE training facility, when you attend a taping of NXT at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla.
Attend the WWE Superstars for Sandy Relief Party with The Miz — Walk the red carpet with The Awesome One and mingle at the party with celebrity guests such as Diddy and Joe Buck.
Go bowling with World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo Rodriguez, Ryback and Daniel Bryan — Hit the lanes with four of WWE’s most popular personalities.
Meet Brock Lesnar at a WWE Live Event — Go backstage at a WWE Live Event and meet the only athlete in history to have captured the WWE, UFC and NCAA Heavyweight Championships.
Other auction highlights include the chance to have lunch with Charlie Sheen on the set of FX’s “Anger Management,” be an extra on the show and take home a signed copy of the script. “ Anger Management” airs Thursdays on FX at 9:30 p.m.
With more than 175 items and experiences up for bidding, there’s sure to be something that appeals to every member of the WWE Universe. Whether you’re looking for an autographed Ryback figure or a personalized Tout by WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel, the Superstars for Sandy Relief auction has you covered.