Clooney, Cronkite, other celebs auctioning Morphy Auctions and Authentic Memorabilia have teamed to produce a Dec. 21 auction of celebrity "dream" experiences and memorabilia to benefit Martin Luther King III's Realizing the Dream charity.
Date of Release: Dec. 13, 2006
Clooney, Cronkite and a host of celebrities auctioning
“dreams” to benefit Martin Luther King III's foundation
“REALIZING THE DREAM” auction with Internet bidding
through eBay Live Auctions concludes Thurs., Dec. 21
NEW YORK – Following the Dec. 6 groundbreaking for the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Washington, D.C., celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sports and public service have banded together to offer unique personal experiences and memorabilia in an auction to benefit Realizing the Dream Inc. A nonprofit organization co-founded by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Realizing the Dream is overseen by Martin Luther King III, eldest son of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King.
Imagine joining George Clooney at his Ocean’s 13 premiere, then being his guest at a private after party. That is one of close to 100 celebrity dreams that will be sold to the highest bidder in a series of auctions co-produced by Diamond International Galleries-owned Morphy Auctions and Authentic Memorabilia LLC. Each Friday, new “dreams” will be added to the auction roster.
Absentee and real-time Internet bidding is available through eBay Live Auctions. On Dec. 21, bidding will conclude on the first 10 dreams, which may be viewed online at www.morphyauctions.com or www.liveauctioneers.com. The initial 10 dreams are:
Package 001 A private tour of the Yogi Berra Museum conducted by Yogi himself
Package 002 Lunch with Walter Cronkite in New York
Package 003 Join George Clooney at Ocean's 13 Movie Premiere and Private After Party
Package 004 A private set tour with Michael and Mira Sorvino of their upcoming movie The Trouble With Cali. Also meet their father, Paul Sorvino, who directs and produces the film, and their sister, Amanda Sorvino, the screenwriter.
Package 005 Jonathan Vilma will make a winning bidder his guest at a NY Jets Game and the recipient of his game jersey.
Package 006 An opportunity to ring the opening bell at the New York Mercantile Exchange
Package 007 NY Knicks-Luxury Suite, including 12 seats for an awesome Knicks game this 2006-2007 Season. This package include food & drinks with TV commentators & player visits to the luxury suite.
Package 008 NY Rangers-Luxury Suite, including 12 seats, for an exciting Rangers game this 2006-2007 season. This package includes food & drinks with TV commentators & player visits to the luxury suite.
Package 009 Meet and greet on the field with the New York Mets’ David Wright
Dream 010 Lunch with former U.N. Ambassador and Dr. King colleague Andrew Young
“I am truly overwhelmed by the enormous response from celebrities all over the country,” said Mr. King. “With their help, the torch for justice, equality and community that my parents once held is uplifted. More important, their generous commitments in support of my quest to continue the work toward the elimination of poverty and suffering are a testament to my father’s belief in the Beloved Community.”