Starting on June 13th, the World Poker Tour became the title sponsor of an eBay auction to benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The auction, which will conclude on June 20th, not only will benefit this charitable group but also has some very interesting memorabilia on the auction block.
The World Poker Tour is putting a seat for the 2007 WPT Invitational at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles up to the highest bidder. In most cases getting into the tournament is by invite only but the price tag to buy in (if there was one) is valued at $25,000. The tournament is normally one of the most star-studded of the year, as the professional poker world turns out with the brightest stars of sports, movies, television and music for what many players remark is the most relaxed tournament of the WPT season.
One of the other items that some lucky bidder could walk away with could draw more attention than the WPT Invitational seat, however. Highly acclaimed artist Michael Godard and custom motorcycle builder Count's Kustoms have teamed up to create a one of a kind chopper that someone will definitely like to own. The motorcycle is very much an "old style" chopper with its 18" ape hanger handle bars, hand tooled leather saddle, titanium wheels and engine accents. Topping it off is the artwork of Godard, creating a vehicle that will be priceless in its own right.
"We built an extremely cool chopper for this auction," stated Danny "The Count" Koker of Count's Kustoms. "Whoever walks away with this bike is going to be thrilled, because it's a rock star machine. More importantly, though, they're helping a deserving cause," concluded Danny. "It is not every day that we get to be part of such an innovative initiative. It's a wonderful example how we artists can support our community in a unique way, because it's all about what you give to this world, not what you take" said Michael Godard.
In addition to these items, there are two guitars available for bids as well. Black Label Society (and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist) front man Zakk Wylde and Gibson Guitars have donated a Epiphone Zakk Wylde signature Buzzsaw Les Paul Custom guitar with custom Buzzsaw graphics and a SG '61 Reissue guitar, which will receive surprise special treatments from different celebrities. All of these items are currently accepting bids until June 20th and can be viewed at godardchopper.com in what should be a fantastic way for poker to assist in raising funds for a very deserving cause.
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