NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today its participation with WhyHunger's Hungerthon 2014. The charity auction will take place between now and Wednesday, December 10.
For the sixth consecutive year, many of SiriusXM's music, talk and sports channels will participate in WhyHunger's annual Hungerthon campaign by helping to promote WhyHunger's online auction of rare memorabilia and experiences donated by popular musicians, athletes and celebrities.
WhyHunger is a non-profit organization founded by the late Harry Chapin and current executive director and radio host, Bill Ayres. It is a leader in the fight against the root causes of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. SiriusXM continues to support WhyHunger as part of its "Sound of Change" initiative which is a program that generates awareness, action and funds for designated charitable causes.
Hungerthon auction items include trips to meet and see Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean, a trip to Las Vegas to see Willie Nelson; autographed guitars from 5 Seconds of Summer, Big & Rich, Doobie Brothers, Billy Idol, Jackson Browne, Weezer, Slash and Santana; tambourines autographed by Stevie Nicks and Alison Moyet; autographed drumheads by Dave Grohl, Nick Mason and The Allman Brothers Band who signed the drumhead on the night of their final performance as a band; an autographed ukulele by Colbie Caillat; autographed posters by Tom Petty and Motley Crue; an autographed skate deck by Pearl Jam; tickets to concerts for Phish, Jimmy Buffett, Calvin Harris on New Year's Eve, Kidz Bop, "The Lights All Night Festival," and to Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, the Grand Ole Opry and the 2015 Daytona 500; lunch with Marky Ramone, signed Mike Tyson boxing gloves and much more.
Participants in the auction for WhyHunger's 29th annual Hungerthon will also be able to bid on an opportunity to sit in during SiriusXM shows with Jenny McCarthy, Opie & Jim, Sway Calloway, Jason Ellis, Cousin Brucie, and The Morning Mash Up and opportunities to record guest DJ sessions on '70s on 7, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, Grateful Dead Channel, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, B.B. King's Bluesville and Pearl Jam Radio; the opportunity to sit in on Entertainment Weekly Radio; as well as the opportunity to spend a day at a NFL training camp.
Auctions will be conducted online at www.charitybuzz.com/hungerthon during designated times. A list of auction items and full details are available at www.siriusxm.com/hungerthon. SiriusXM is not a sponsor of the auction but is a participating promoter and donor of opportunities on the auction block. Learn more at www.hungerthon.org and join in the fight to end hunger in America and ensure that everyone has access to nutritious food.
In addition, as part of SiriusXM's support the WhyHunger efforts, SiriusXM's Bob Edwards will host a special one hour show with special guests Jen Chapin, daughter of WhyHunger's founder Harry Chapin, and co-founder Bill Ayres. The "SiriusXM WhyHunger Town Hall" special will focus on the work of those who mobilize volunteers to help end hunger and the many initiatives and programs to help communities become healthier and self-reliant. "SiriusXM's WhyHunger Town Hall" will air as a special edition of Edwards's show on SiriusXMPR, channel 121, on Thursday, November 27 at 7:00 am ET and PT.
For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com.
Founded in 1975 by the late musician Harry Chapin and radio DJ Bill Ayres, WhyHunger is a global leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. For the fourth consecutive year, WhyHunger has received the highest rating of four stars from Charity Navigator. Find out more at
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