STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, today launched the "#DoBeautifulThings — Sports Auctions" with Charitybuzz, the premier destination for nonprofit online auctions.
A portion of proceeds raised through each individual auction will support Keep America Beautiful's national programs, research and other resources to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America's Communities, while giving the highest bidders an opportunity to attend three of the most popular sports events in America: Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 5, 2017, the PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Feb. 4-5, and the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Feb. 19, 2017. Bidding for each auction is open at https://www.charitybuzz.com/KAB.
The three auctions feature tickets to some of biggest events this winter:
Super Bowl LI: The winning bidder will enjoy two upper level seats at the biggest sporting event of the year – the Super Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, featuring football's final two teams battling for the championship…and Lady Gaga as the halftime performer!
Waste Management Phoenix Open: Win two Skybox Hole #17 Suite tickets to the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open on Saturday, Feb 4, 2017, and two tickets to Skybox Hole #16 on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. These tickets, donated by Waste Management, offer VIP access to "The Greatest Show on Grass" at TPC Scottsdale, the most highly attended PGA Tour event worldwide!
NBA All-Star Game: Bid on two upper level seats to the NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Feb. 19, 2017. The game will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league's history for a global celebration of the game – plus, Grammy® Award-winning recording artist John Legend as this year's half time performer.
Travel and accommodations are not included. See details in each auction lot.
"Each year, over 5 million volunteers support our network of more than 620 state and community-based affiliates across the USA to help transform more public spaces into beautiful places," said Mike Rosen, senior vice president of marketing and communications, Keep America Beautiful. "Winning bidders will get to experience three of the hottest events of the winter sports season, while making a meaningful contribution to our critical, community-based work."
"For football, golf and basketball fanatics, this is a wonderful way to help more Americans #DoBeautifulThings and support our ability to deliver positive economic, environmental and social impact in communities nationwide," concluded Rosen.
About Keep America Beautiful
At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country in which every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people end littering in America, improve recycling in America, and beautify America's communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.
Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through online auctions with the world's most recognizable celebrities and brands. Featuring access to acclaimed actors and musicians, business and political leaders, sports stars, luxury travel, couture fashion, rare memorabilia and more, Charitybuzz brings its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference. Since launching, Charitybuzz has raised more than $180 million for charity. Its roster of celebrity supporters includes President Clinton, Sir Paul McCartney, Tim Cook, Mick Jagger, Warren Buffet, Robert Downey Jr., Taylor Swift, Ralph Lauren, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Barbra Streisand, Howard Stern, Chevy Chase, Billy Joel, HBO, Victoria's Secret, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, John Varvatos, David Yurman, Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, and Beyonce. Charitybuzz is a member of the Charity Network. It serves as sister company to charity video content platform Chideo and charitable online sweepstakes platform Prizeo. To learn more, visit http://www.Charitybuzz.com.
About the Charity Network
The Charity Network harnesses the power of celebrity, technology, and media to raise awareness and funds for some of the world's toughest challenges. With a mission to complement traditional fundraising models and help charities transition from analog to digital, the Charity Network has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for causes across the globe. Launched in 2016 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Todd Wagner, the Charity Network is the parent company to three top digital fundraising platforms: Chideo, Prizeo, and Charitybuzz. Each platform is a leader in its own field: Charitybuzz in online charity auctions, Prizeo in online sweepstakes and experiences, and Chideo in cause and entertainment content. These three consumer-facing platforms, all working in tandem, reach a broad and diverse group of donors from millennials to baby boomers through a network of syndicated partners including Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Company, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Twitter, Delta Airlines and more. Together with its partners the Charity Network can amplify a cause message to over 80% of US TV households. In addition to its consumer platforms, the Charity Network provides a full range of services to help celebrities, charities and brands customize their cause messages through the CN Solutions team of digital giving experts. To learn more please visit http://www.charitynetwork.com.
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