Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
9/16/2005 10:04:51 AM
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Multi-platinum hip-hop artist The Game is joining Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by donating his fully customized silver 2005 Bentley Continental GT (valued at over $250,000) to Morgan Freeman's Charity Folks auction at www.charityfolks.com to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
The Game received the car from 310 Motoring, the high-end car customization company, as a signing bonus for his upcoming sneaker with 310. The partnership was announced in June for the "Hurricane by 310" shoe, which is scheduled to hit stores in December.
Game was named "Hurricane Game" by friends for the way he blew through the music industry and became an overnight sensation. In fact, just days ago, Game was named the 2005 Bestselling New Male Artist at the World Music Awards. It was only natural, then, for him to name his sneaker "Hurricane" as well.
A portion of the proceeds of the sale of each shoe will go towards hurricane relief. 310's parent company has already donated 11,000 pair of shoes to the American Red Cross as well as $50,000.
To further aid the cause, Game is auctioning off his Bentley customized personally by Marc Laidler, founder of 310 Motoring, with 100% of the proceeds, less credit card processing fees, going to aid hurricane victims through the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
The auction is being held by leading online auction venue, Charity Folks (www.charityfolks.com) in conjunction with Morgan Freeman, to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. To date, the auction has raised over $300,000. Game's Bentley, valued at over $225,000 would be the largest lot in the auction. Other celebrities that have contributed to the auction include Susan Sarandon, John Larroquette, George Clooney, Dakota Fanning, Greg Norman, B.B. King, and more.
The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling, and other assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina as well as the thousands of other disasters that the Red Cross responds to each year. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.
The auction closes on September 21, 2005 at 6 PM EST.
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