The charity auction for the signed Football ENDS tonight at 5PM PST/8PM EST. New signatures include Fat Joe, all three members of Destiny's Child, Joss Stone, Donald Trump and Robert DeNiro.
After seeing the devastation created by the Tsunami in South Asia, Duran Duran decided to make a signed Football available for charity auction. When they let other celebrities know what they were doing, others agreed to particpate.
After thorough investigation, the band chose GlobalGiving, which focuses on grassroots and project-based relief efforts in the affected areas.
GlobalGiving, founded in 2001 by two former colleagues from the World Bank, has developed the first Internet-based platform for high-impact international philanthropy. The vision is to build a highly efficient �international philanthropy marketplace� where individuals, corporations and other institutions can find and fund locally-run social, environmental and economic development projects around the world. At GlobalGiving, donors of all sizes can have a direct effect on positive world change. In addition, social entrepreneurs - individuals who run lean, highly efficient organizations working to effect positive change in their communities and the world at large - can have access to a new source of funding that didn�t previously exist.
The football made its first appearance on National English TV in January 2005 and culminated with an appearance on Good Morning America February 1st where the band announced their plan to place the ball on eBay March 7th.
Duran Duran (all members)
Pharrell and Chad (NERD)
Andre 3000 (OutKast),
Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand)
Robert Smith (The Cure)
Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne
Maroon 5 (all members)
MCA (Beastie Boys)
Destiny's Child (all members)
Please visit the links below to bid and find out more information. This is a TEN DAY auction:
Photo Courtesy Gavin Elder