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Entertainment and Sports Memorabilia to be Auctioned at ESPN STAR Sports Charity Dinner

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Time is running out to buy tickets for the ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) Charity dinner, taking place at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket on Saturday 26 July 2008. Apart from the chance to rub shoulders with ESS presenters and pundits, such as John Dykes, Andrew Leci, Andy Penders, Drinie Aguilar and Jamie Yeo, guests at the dinner will also meet English football legend Peter Withe, former coach of the Thai national football team, who is the guest speaker for the evening.

Guests will also have the chance to bid for many fantastic items in both a live auction and a silent auction at the dinner. Among the items to be auctioned off are:

  • tickets to the Football Association Community Shield Match between Manchester United and Portsmouth at Wembly Stadium on 10 August 2008
  • A Manchester United jersey signed by the 2007/2008 team
  • A Tiger Woods signed and framed US Masters Flag
  • A Rolling Stones signed Fender electric guitar.

Also available will be tickets to Asia’s premier music festival SingFest on 2-3 August 2008, including return flights and two nights at the Mandarin Oriental. This year’s SingFest will feature Simple Plan, Travis, Lostprophets, Crowned King, New Found Glory, Melanie Subono and Melee. The winning bidder will also get to meet with the star of their choice on both days.

The list of impressive auction items continues with a signed jersey from 2006 World Cup winning squad Italy, as well as a signed jersey from David Beckham and a signed boot from Chelsea superstar John Terry. Star athletes from other sports are also well represented, with signed and framed memorabilia from superstars such as Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Muhammad Ali, Rafael Nadal, Freddie Flintoff, Padraig Harrington, and Lance Armstrong.

Proceeds from the golf tournament, dinner and auctions will go towards upgrading and improving the heath and safety standards at Ban Klongsai School in Phang-nga province, which is in desperate need of renovation. This project has been identified and researched by the Laguna Phuket Social Committee, who manage the company’s CSR activities.

Dinner tickets can be purchased at the Laguna Phuket Golf Club Pro Shop, which can be contacted at 076-324374. The THB 2500 dinner ticket price includes cocktails, a three-course dinner, soft-drinks, wine and beer, plus a lucky draw prize.

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