Friday, July 8, 2011

Morgan Freeman Auctions $75K Golf Weekend to Benefit Charity


By Akira Barclay, Contributor
BlackGivesBack NY

Morgan Freeman fans can heat up their summer by winning 18 luxurious holes with the legendary Academy Award-winning actor at charitybuzz. Freeman has teamed up with the leading charity auction site to auction the VIP experience to raise funds for his nonprofit Plan!t Now.

The winning bidder and a lucky friend will meet Freeman and philanthropist James Ferraro for a 9 am tee time at the beautiful Vineyard Golf Club at Martha's Vineyard. Later in the evening, the winner and guest will enjoy a cocktail and dinner gala at the Martha's Vineyard estate of Ferraro to celebrate the lifetime achievement of Morgan Freeman in film and philanthropy. They'll have the opportunity to mingle, drink, and enjoy an intimate dinner of 50 people with luminaries, friends of Morgan, and other high-profile guests.

The once-in-a-lifetime experience, valued at $75,000, is open for bidding now through July 13, 2011 at: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/273100.

100 percent of net proceeds will benefit Plan!t Now, a nonprofit organization founded by Morgan Freeman and others after the devastating Hurricane Ivan hit Grenada in 2004. Plan!t Now provides scholarships to college students severely impacted by severe weather, funds for students to enter fields to find new ways to protect vulnerable coastal regions, creates public education campaigns and assists in rebuilding efforts. To learn more, visit http://www.planitnow.org/.