The Garden of Dreams Foundation and Charitybuzz announced today an exclusive online auction in support of Garden of Laughs, a comedy event, presented by Chase, to benefit the Foundation. Unforgettable packages including once-in-a-lifetime meet and greet experiences and concert tickets are up for bid to aid the Foundation's efforts to make dreams come true for children in need. The auction is currently live now through February 8, 2013. Garden of Laughs will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Bidders can visit global charity auction site Charitybuzz at www.charitybuzz.com/gardenoflaughs to bid on incomparable experiences including two tickets to the set of ABC's Emmy Award-winning show, The View in New York City and meet Academy, Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award-winning actress and the show's moderator, Whoopi Goldberg. Four tickets to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Los Angeles, as well as a special meet and greet with the show's host and executive producer, Jimmy Kimmel, is also available. Additionally, fans of The Howard Stern Show have a chance to bid on meeting the cast and watching the last hour of the uncensored broadcast, as well as the Wrap Up Show, live from the Sirius XM radio studio in New York City.
For the sports fan, it will be game, set, and match after you perfect your backhand with a private lesson from former World No. 1 professional tennis player, John McEnroe. During his career, McEnroe won seven Grand Slam singles titles, nine Grand Slam men's double titles, and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title. For the concertgoer, tickets to today's hottest shows including Ed Sheeran at Radio City Music Hall on January 31, Fun. at Radio City Music Hall on February 2, Maroon 5 at Madison Square Garden on February 16, and Lady Gaga at Madison Square Garden on February 22-23 are also currently featured on the auction block.
Garden of Laughs, Executive Produced by Emmy Award-winner Rory Rosegarten, and with special guest host, Bob Costas, will feature stand-up performances by some of the biggest names in comedy including Adam Ferrara, Darrell Hammond, Robert Klein, Brian Regan, Ray Romano, and Wanda Sykes. An esteemed list of entertainers and sports icons who will participate on-stage including Whoopi Goldberg, Adam Graves, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, John McEnroe, Brooke Shields, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, John Starks, and Justin Tuck. The evening will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which works with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company, including MSG Entertainment, the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty, MSG Networks and Fuse to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.
Bidding is open to supporters around the globe over 18 years of age with a valid credit card.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. Through ongoing programs that use the magic of MSG - including the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Networks and Fuse - the Foundation develops strong, long-term relationships that truly change lives. Since its inception in September 2006, Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have brought joy and happiness to more than 225,000 children and their families, including those facing homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. For more information, visit www.GardenofDreamsFoundation.org.