By Delinda Lombardo on
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights' 5th Annual Spring Auction is open with proceeds going to the RFK Center, founded in 1968 as a living memorial to the assassinated politician’s vision of a more just and peaceful world.
“Primarily, the auction benefits our human rights education program, which is called Speak Truth to Power,” says Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy and president of the RFK Center. “We teach kids from primary school all the way up to law school students about the theory and practice of human rights.”
The online auction, run through the Web auction house Charitybuzz.com, is open to all bidders through May 17 and offers an array of celebrity experiences for your bidding pleasure, including:
- Go falconing with Bobby Kennedy Jr. Estimated value: $4K
- Play tennis with John McEnroe on Randall’s Island. Estimated value: $20K
- Tour the Air and Space Museum with former astronaut and current Senator John Glenn. Estimated value: $21K
- Go backstage with Lenny Kravitz at his concert in Italy. Estimated value: $1K
- Play backgammon with Woody Harrelson. Estimated value: $10K
- Give your kids a private soccer clinic with Mia Hamm. Estimated value: $5K
- Have Clive Davis listen to your three-song demo. Estimated value: $10K
- Eat lunch with Steve Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson. Estimated value: $2.5K
- Meet the cast of “Mad Men” on set. Estimated value: $10K
- Joke around with Betty White at the Friars Club Roast. Estimated value: $4K
- Meet President Bill Clinton at a VIP reception following an upcoming speech
- Meet President Jimmy Carter at The Carter Center in Atlanta
- Watch President Barack Obama accept the nomination at the Democratic National Convention as a guest of the RFK Center
- Own a personalized, hand-signed baseball from President George W. Bush
The annual auction has raised $3 million for the RFK Center’s human rights work in the past. This year’s offers more unique experiences than ever before.
To place a bid, go to charitybuzz.com/rfkcenter.
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