Monday, May 30, 2011
By Akira Barclay, NY Contributor
Fergie, Taboo, alp.de.ap, and Will.i.am are pulling out all the stops for two lucky fans this summer in a bid to raise funds for the Robin Hood Foundation. The Black Eyed Peas have teamed up with luxury charity auction site charitybuzz.com to offer the ultimate concert experience at their Central Park Summerstage show in NYC on June 9th. The auction winner and a guest will meet the band pre-show, as well as enjoy a pre-party including open bar and light food, before being escorted to their ultra VIP seats – on stage for the entire performance! The winner and guest will be on stage as part of the show, which is being filmed in 3D, while 60,000 fans cheer them on.
After enjoying the better-than-front-row view of every dance number, every special effect and every perfectly harmonized chorus, the winners will head to an after party at an exclusive NYC club with open bar and desserts and receive a merchandise pack to commemorate the experience.
Bidding is open through Friday, June 3 at: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/26310310. This one-of-a-kind experience up for auction is valued at $50,000. 100% of net proceeds benefit the Robin Hood Foundation.
Since 1988, the Robin Hood Foundation has targeted poverty in New York City by supporting and developing organizations that provide direct services to poor New Yorkers as well as improving their earning power and long-term prospects. Robin Hood provides program grants, general operating support, capital grants, and funds to build management capacity. Over the last 25 years, Robin Hood has raised hundreds of millions of dollars all over the world for this amazing cause.