Note sent out by Hartford Food System, which is auctioning some tickets to Springsteeen's concert in Hartford next month:
Bruce Springsteen is coming to Hartford on April 24, 2009 for what promises to be another amazing concert. "The Boss" has a long history of concern with social justice issues, and has over his 30+ years of superstardom had a special emphasis on issues related to hunger and food. Bruce has regularly supported the Hartford Food System (http://www.hartfordfood.org/) on his swings through Hartford, and 2009 is no exception.
The Hartford Food System has been given four excellent seats to the April 24 XL Center show to auction off to the highest bidder. But the really big deal is that if the bidding for a pair of tickets goes over $10,000, Bruce will do a "meet and greet" with the winners after the show! He has also generously agreed to match the winning bidder’s donation up to $50,000. Time
is short, so we are putting together this auction quickly.
The auction itself will be held Friday, April 17, 2009 from 5 pm to 6 pm at the offices of Murtha Cullina, LLP, CityPlace I, 185 Asylum Street, Hartford, Connecticut, directly across from the XL Center. People who cannot make it in person can participate by phone or by sending a bid in advance. Refreshments will be served and Jerry Jones, Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, will say a few words about the many projects of the Food System before the bidding begins. So that we have an accurate estimate of the number of people
who will attend, please let us know if you will attend by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for those fans who want to guarantee attendance at the "meet and greet," the Food System will give a pair of tickets (with the meet & greet) to the first bidder to e-mail email@example.com a bid of $10,500 or more prior to Noon on April 14 (winner to be determined by the time the e-mail is received). The second set of tickets will be reserved for the live auction.
In these economic times, the mission of the Hartford Food System is more important than ever. Please combine a once in a lifetime chance to meet Springsteen with the opportunity to help those in your community by doing your part to make this auction a success. Please let as many people as possible know about this auction so that we can get as much money into the programs for sustainable and healthy food systems as possible.
Hugh F. Murray, III
Murtha Cullina LLP
CityPlace I, 185 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3469
Direct Fax: 860-240-5877
If anybody wants to donate $50,000 or so and give me the tickets, I'd be fine with that. It's a good cause, after all. ;)
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