Celebrity-Driven Auction Site ClubCharity.com Partners with Toronto Blue Jays
Star Vernon Wells and Vernon Wells' Perfect 10 Foundation for Canadian Launch

NEW YORK CITY AND TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - ClubCharity.com (www.clubcharity.com), an online auction site for celebrity and corporate charitable giving founded by CharityBids.org and visionary entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson, today announced its launch in Canada through a partnership with Toronto Blue Jays centerfielder Vernon Wells. To kick off the partnership, ClubCharity.com is auctioning a Toronto Blue Jays helmet signed by Wells and covered in Swarovski crystals. Proceeds will benefit Vernon Wells' Perfect 10 Foundation (www.vernonwellsfoundation.org), supporting single mothers and children in need.

Leveraging the Charity Bids platform, ClubCharity.com is a multi-faceted auction site featuring items from celebrities, athletes, artists, and corporations to support numerous charitable causes. Built by a team of longtime volunteer fundraisers, Charity Bids offers a secure, user-friendly, customizable solution to run fully branded auctions online, making it simple to find, bid on, and buy one-of-a-kind, unique auction items. Auctions can be displayed on multiple web properties simultaneously, allowing charities, corporations, and their affiliates to promote the same auction across multiple sites in a seamless, branded way - creating infinite fundraising opportunities, and maximizing exposure via the web.

"ClubCharity.com takes charitable giving to a new level, making it easier than ever for anyone, anywhere to find incredibly unique and exciting auction items online, while generously donating to so many important causes," said Vernon Wells. "We're extremely excited to partner with ClubCharity.com and bring even greater attention to the mission of Vernon Wells' Perfect 10 Foundation in Canada, the U.S., and worldwide."

"We specifically selected Charity Bids as the ClubCharity.com platform because of the unprecedented opportunities for exposure it provides our auctions and the causes they support," said Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET). "Our partnership with Vernon Wells is part of our continued effort to extend that exposure to a wide range of global markets, allowing organizations like Vernon Wells' Perfect 10 Foundation and many others to take awareness-building and fund-raising to new heights."

ClubCharity.com features auctions for every interest and hobby, from artwork and fashion to luxury vacations, VIP sporting experiences, celebrity and sports memorabilia, and more. In addition to Vernon Wells' crystal-encrusted, autographed helmet, current auctions include:

  • Hockey Hall of Fame VIP Weekend, benefiting Shoot for the Cure
  • Private lounge with balcony seats & catering for 20 at the 2010 US Open, benefiting the Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA)
  • Hand-painted hockey mask signed by Hall of Fame player Steve Yzerman, benefiting Shoot for the Cure
  • Holly Robinson Peete's custom-made wedding dress, benefiting the HollyRod Foundation
  • Vacation for 8 at Bob Johnson's Covecastle Villa, Anguilla, West Indies, benefiting the Media Access Project
  • Painting featured in an Alicia Keys video, benefiting The Lincoln Rising
  • Golf round with actor John Schneider including 2 benefit concert tickets, benefiting the Michael Bolton Charities
  • Original lithograph created and signed by actor Pierce Brosnan, benefiting Variety Children's Charity
  • Brokeback Mountain movie poster signed by Heath Ledger and Michele Williams, benefiting the SAG Foundation

Visit www.clubcharity.com to view these and other auctions now. Contact Christina Halper (609-279-0050 x103, christina@resoundmarketing.com) for more information or interviews with Robert L. Johnson, Vernon Wells, or the founders of CharityBids.org.

About ClubCharity.com
ClubCharity.com is an online auction site for celebrity and corporate charitable giving, making it easy to find, bid, and buy one-of-a-kind, unique auction items supporting a wide range of causes. ClubCharity.com was founded through a collaboration between visionary entrepreneur Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), and CharityBids.org, which offers a secure, user-friendly, completely customizable online auction platform, tailor-made for charities and non-profits to run fully branded auctions online. ClubCharity.com features a wide range of live auctions featuring items donated by major celebrities and corporations, including Holly Robinson Peete, Morgan Freeman, Vernon Wells, and many others, now available at www.clubcharity.com.


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609-279-0050 x103

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