Who auction tickets for charity
brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Wed May 12 13:11:21 CDT 2004
>From a press release at:
The Who Partners With Ticketmaster for Premium Ticket
Auction Benefiting City of Hope
Wednesday May 12, 7:02 am ET
Fans to Bid on Premium Tickets Within the First 12
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans
of legendary rock group the Who will be given a shot
at premium seats for a Saturday, May 22nd performance,
during an exclusive online auction with Ticketmaster.
A portion of the ticket sales will benefit cancer
research, treatment and education at the
world-renowned City of Hope.
The live online auction began Friday, May 7th at 1:00
p.m. Eastern and will run through Monday, May 17th at
7:00 p.m. Eastern. Fans can log on to:
participate and get more details.
According to the Who band members Roger Daltrey and
Pete Townshend and manager Bill Curbishly, they've
enjoyed tremendous support and dedication from their
fans over the years and this auction allows them to
share their loyalty and kindness with a very worthy
charity. They fully expect the Madison Square Garden
show to be an unforgettable performance.
Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's
best cancer facilities, City of Hope collaborates with
New York medical centers and academic institutions
such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the
NYU School of Medicine, Columbia University, Joan &
Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
and Cornell University.
"The innovative research of City of Hope is made
possible by the continuous support and dedication of
our friends in the music industry like the Who's Roger
Daltrey and Pete Townshend who share our vision of a
world free from cancer, HIV/AIDS and life-threatening
diseases," said Scott Goldman, senior vice president
of Development for City of Hope. "Not only is this a
fantastic musical event, but the money raised will
help City of Hope's groundbreaking research, treatment
and education programs."
Ticketmaster has powered ticket auctions for a variety
of top artists including Sting, Aretha Franklin and
the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ticketmaster's auctions
provide a fan-friendly, sanctioned alternative to the
secondary market, fully integrated with Ticketmaster's
state-of-the-art ticketing technology. Ticketmaster is
not a charitable solicitor. For terms and conditions
of the auction, please visit Ticketmaster.com.
"A band whose music has remained air play staples for
four decades, this is a great opportunity to see
legendary performers in a legendary venue," said David
Goldberg, executive vice president of strategy and
business development, Ticketmaster. "These exclusive
premium tickets are being offered on auction to give
as many fans as possible equal access to this
unprecedented event and to support this great cause."
About City of Hope
City of Hope is one of the world's leading research
and treatment centers for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS
and other life-threatening diseases. Named by U.S.
News & World Report as one of America's best medical
centers for cancer treatment, City of Hope is a
pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation
and genetics. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a
Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest designation
bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a
founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer
City of Hope's scientific knowledge is shared with
medical centers locally and globally, helping patients
battling life-threatening diseases around the corner
and around the world. For more information, visit
www.cityofhope.org. City of Hope, Where the Power of
Knowledge Saves Lives(SM).
Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company,
sold 100 million tickets valued at $4.9 billion in
2003, through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest
e-commerce sites on the Internet, more than 3,300
retail Ticket Center outlets and 19 worldwide
telephone call centers. Ticketmaster serves more than
8,000 clients worldwide and acts as the exclusive
ticketing service for hundreds of leading arenas,
stadiums, performing arts venues, and theaters and is
the official ticketing provider and supporter of the
Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Ticketmaster is
headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an
operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq:
IACI - News).
-Brian in Atlanta
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