Thursday, August 13, 2009

Josh Beckett Charity Auction...

Hello, my Constant Readers, as the Red Sox are putting up way too many goose eggs on the bottom half of the Fenway Park scoreboard. There is something good coming up, a way to help people who are in need. It's a raffle and the details are directly below. Then all you have to do is click on this post's title to be zapped to more information. Please, take a moment to do it. Thanks. Peter. Here are the details...

"Here's your chance to meet Josh Beckett and his teamates and show them your "Stuff" in Becket Bowl 09!

Drawing Date: Monday, September 7, 2009
Entry Deadline: 11:00 AM EDT, September 7, 2009
Enter the Josh Beckett Foundation's Beckett Bowl Raffle and help Josh Beckett with his efforts to support community based organizations that strive to improve the health and well-being of children; especially children who are seriously ill, disabled, poor, or otherwise disadvantaged .

$2.00 / ticket (minimum purchase of 5 tickets)

Winner will receive One (1) Bowling lane with Winner's family name or corporate logo over the lane at Beckett Bowl 2009, which will be held on Thursday September 10, 2009 at Lucky Strike in Boston, MA
Winner and 3 guests will receive Four (4) Bowler Credentials to participate in the Tournament with a celebrity guest
Winner and 3 guests will be personally coached for One (1) frame by Josh Beckett
Winner will receive Four (4) Guest Credentials for relatives and friends to attend the Bowling Tournament
Winner will receive Two (2) additional tickets (access is already included with Bowler and Guest Credentials) to the After Party and Concert at House of Blues in Boston.
Winner will receive Four (4) parking passes
Winner will receive Four (4) Beckett Bowl Reebok Team T-Shirts and (4) Tournament Gift Bags
Winner will be recognized on the official Beckett Bowl web site
Winner and Guest will have photo taken with Josh Beckett (Photo will later be autographed by Josh Beckett)
Winner and a Guest will enjoy Josh Beckett's personal seats to a mutually agreed to Red Sox Game as Josh Beckett's special guests. (2 Tickets)
Winner and Guest will have special access to watch the hometime 9 take batting batting practice
Winner will receive (2) autographed Josh Beckett Jerseys
Winner will receive a cash prize in the amount of $565.00 to mitigate the Winner's tax liability that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS ($467.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($98.00).
Help Josh Beckett with his efforts to support community based organizations that strive to improve the health and well-being of children and , in return, you could be Josh Becketts special guest at Beckett Bowl 2009. Tickets start at just $2.00 each and decrease for orders of more than 5 tickets. The Josh Beckett Foundation is utilizing the Celebrities for Charity Foundation ("CFC") and NetRaffle's patented concepts and technologies to conduct this raffle and tickets are only available online at this web site. Enter online today and rest assured that CFC never stores your credit card information and utilizes secure routers and IBM Servers, professionally managed, to ensure that your information is secure and that your order is accurately processed with the utmost efficiency.

In addition to this, you should also rest assured that CFC values your generosity and NetRaffle's patented concepts and technologies are designed to deliver the utmost efficiency and unprecedented results. Direct Expenses amount to approximately 8.5% of Gross Revenue and decrease to 5% (or less) of Gross Revenue as more tickets per order are sold. In addition to Direct Expenses, a 5% Gaming Tax is paid to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. After the Direct Expenses and the Gaming Tax are paid, the yield to charity is a minimum of approximately 86.5% of Gross Revenue for a minimum purchase of 5 tickets ( $10.00). This increases to approximately 90% of Gross Revenue for a purchase of 20 tickets ( $25.00), And the yield percentage continues to increase as more tickets per order are purchased. These proceeds will benefit the Josh Beckett Foundation and the many other charities supported by the Celebrities For Charity Foundation.

While you must be 18 years of age, or older, to purchase a ticket, which the Entrant will need to prove prior to being certified as the Winner, CFC's ordering process and rules allow the Entrant to Gift their tickets to another person, which may or may not be a minor. However, it is important to note that regardless of whether or not the Entrant gifts his or her tickets to another party, the Entrant will still need to prove that he or she is 18 years of age, or older, prior to the ticket holder being certified as the Winner. Furthermore, you should also note that neither the Entrant nor the Gift Recipient, if tickets are gifted, need to be present at the Drawing to win; the Winner will be notified. Also, although this experience of a lifetime is priceless, the value of the tangible prizes (e.g., as applicable in any given raffle, hotel, travel, meals, tickets, taxes, etc.) is $1,865.00.

The winner of the raffle will receive one bowling lane with the winner's family/company name overhead at the Beckett Bowl 2009, which will be held on Thursday September 10, 2009 at Lucky Strike in Boston, MA. The winner and three guests will receive bowler passes and be personally coached by Josh for a frame. The team will than have their picture taken with Beckett and signed. The winner will also receive an additional 4 guest passes to bring more friends to the event. The raffle prize additionally includes two tickets to a Sox game as Josh Beckett's special guests, special access to team batting practice and two autographed Josh Beckett Jerseys. Tickets are just two dollars and go to a great cause!

Simply click on this post's title for ALL you need to know. Your host, Peter N.


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