SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Milwaukee Bucks owner, billionaire financier and noted philanthropist Marc Lasry has has donated a VIP package for the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans to be auctioned off on IfOnly.com for charity.
The auction, was live through January 13th on IfOnly HERE, and had a starting bid of $20,000. The once-in-a-lifetime package includes private jet transportation for the winner and a guest from New York City to New Orleans, two weekend passes to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and VIP access to all three days of events and competitions. Proceeds from the tickets purchased will be donated to Dress for Success Hamptons Roads, whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Over the course of the three days, the auction winner and a guest will receive exclusive access to every event, including the celebrity game, Rising Stars Challenge, three-point shootout, and rim-shaking slam dunk challenge. Then, they will join Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry for the main event, as his personal viewing partners, as they watch NBA’s biggest stars compete in an East vs. West showdown.
“The NBA All Star weekend is one of the country’s hottest sporting events that brings out the biggest name athletes and A-list celebrities, and this year it’s in New Orleans, which is always a fabulous party in itself,” said Lasry. “I’m excited to offer this opportunity to a couple of lucky fans while raising money for a cause that’s dear to my heart – Dress for Success, which does so much to help women around the world to get back on their feet and escape poverty.”
ABOUT DRESS FOR SUCCESS HAMPTON ROADS: The mission of Dress for Success Hampton Roads is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Hampton Roads, an affiliate of the Dress for Success network will celebrate in 2017, 11 years of Service to women in the Hampton Roads region; with over 3,500 women served. Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to almost 145 cities in 21 countries and has helped more than 925,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Dress for Success Worldwide is located in New York and oversees the global affiliate network.
About NBA All-Star 2017: NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 66th NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Smoothie King Center, will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 15th consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 32nd year of NBA All-Star coverage. Smoothie King Center will also host the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17 and State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 18. The NBA All-Star Practice, NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and NBA Development League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.