*Morgan Freeman not included
For those of you still interested in contributing to the cause, the Hoops for Haiti eBay auction ends tonight at 9:30, so hurry up and get those bids in! Remember, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the American Red Cross International Response fund for relief in Haiti.
Here are some of the more popular items with their current bid:
— Dinner for six with Ashley Judd at the Calipari home – A limousine will take you and five friends to and from the Calipari estate where you will enjoy a gourmet meal with the Calipari family and Ashley Judd, provided by Ashley’s personal chef. I was expecting Papa John’s ($32,500)
— Meet Lebron James and attend Cavs playoff game – You and your guest will fly to Cleveland via private plane to meet King James himself and sit courtside for a Cleveland Cavaliers playoff game. I can’t believe the bidding isn’t higher on this one. C’mon, people! ($7,100)
— Dream day at Keeneland – You will be picked up in a chauffeured Rolls Royce and have access to it for the entire day. Also included is a private handicapping session with Mike Battaglia, private tour of Keeneland with Keeneland President Nick Nicholson, clubhouse table for four including food/beverage ($500 limit), outdoor box for the day, dinner at Dudley’s, $500 gift card to the Keeneland Shop and a night’s accommodations at Gratz Park Inn. ($3,100)
— 2-on-2 with Tony Delk and Scott Padgett – Your chance to beat two former NCAA champions. I heard John Wallace and Michael Doleac were the highest bidders. ($4,000)
— Appear on Coach Cal’s TV Show – Appear on an upcoming episode of “This is Kentucky Basketball.” You will be interviewed by Coach Cal and will likely make your way onto YouTube. ($4,050)
— Willie Nelson/Texas Roadhouse Package – I can’t imagine it being legal to buy a package from Willie Nelson on eBay, but this one is legit. It includes a Willie Nelson autographed guitar, limousine service and dinner for eight to any Texas Roadhouse in Kentucky and signed items from Coach Calipari. ($1,075)
There is a lot more up for bid and it’s all for a good cause. I realize these are pretty steep prices for a lot of us, but, if you are able, please consider bidding on these items. (Even if it’s for the Taylor Swift tickets)
If you’re like me and can only dream of being able to afford these items, but would like to contribute, you can still make donations through the Red Cross.