Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will present the 20th Anniversary Mickey Mantle Community Service Award to director and actor Spike Lee at an annual sports and entertainment fantasy auction benefiting Camp Brooklyn on December 9th.

Camp Brooklyn was founded by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to give children from low-income homes an opportunity to attend a sleep-away camp no cost to the camper. The Camp Brooklyn Fund gives these children a chance to leave their urban environment and learn about teamwork, loyalty, wholesome health habits, responsibility, personal respect and appreciation for nature, all of which are a part of a child¹s education at summer camp.

Since 2002 Camp Brooklyn sent more than 1500 Brooklyn children to summer camp. To help raise funds – - and send over 400 children to camp in 2010 – - Camp Brooklyn will auction off a number of unique and exclusive items at the event, including:

  • A walk-on role In Spike Lee¹s next movie
  • A Bruce Springsteen signed acoustic guitar
  • A week-long stay along the Amalfi Coast in Italy with breakfast and gourmet dinners in a sea view room at the 4-star rated Hotel Bonadies
  • 4 or 5 day Carnival Cruise, sailing from the Port of New York
  • An Alex Rodriguez #13 autographed New York Yankees pinstripe jersey

In addition to the above, a vacation package with Carnival Cruise Lines, VIP seats to the Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, getaways to Orlando, Salt Lake and Las Vegas and over 50 other items will also be auctioned.

The week leading up to the event, Camp Brooklyn will also host several items on-line at www.charitybuzz.com. This on-line auction will begin on Tuesday, December 1st and close at noon on December 9th. All on-line items will then be available for bidding at the event.

Tickets are $200 and available to the general public. All proceeds will benefit Camp Brooklyn. Tickets include a full buffet dinner, open bar, the award ceremony hosted by Jamie and Marty Markowitz and silent and live auctions with Q104¹s Ken Dashow as the auctioneer.

To purchase tickets or donate to the Camp Brooklyn Fund, click here.

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