Our friends at Sport and dev* had this recent item about Shaun White, the world champion snowboarder and skateboarder (showoff :-)).
Shaun partnered with one of my favorite organizations, Right to Play, to both raise money and awareness via an auction on eBay. Getting equipment from Burton I am sure is great but spending time with Shaun and getting to experience the snowboard championships next year as a VIP will create lifelong memories. That is something sport can continually offer. Congratulations to all involved.
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Snowboarding Superstar Auctions Himself
16 November 2009, Shane Crowhen
Shaun White, snowboarding gold medallist, recently put himself up for auction on EBay.
For some the opportunity to snowboard with Shaun White would be a dream come true- and for someone this just became a reality.
The chance to spend a day riding with White was auctioned on EBay. The winner of the auction also received “The White Collection” by Burton including board, boots, bindings and outerwear. But wait, that´s not all- they also get one night’s accommodation at a four-star hotel on March 20, 2010 to allow them to use their VIP passes to the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships at Stratton Mountain, Vermont.
The winning bid of $6100 USD was donated to Right to Play to help them continue their work with children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the planet.
Shaun has previously been involved with Right to Play programmes in Rwanda.