Red Bull New York have provided a stunning list of unique lots for a Sporting Chance Foundation auction to raise money for Haiti’s earthquake survivors.
Sporting Chance was founded in 2007 by defensive midfielder Seth Stammler after he travelled to Haiti with Red Bull New York team-mates Jozy Altidore and Jerrod Laventure. The charity’s principal aims are to provide much-needed access to safe drinking water, and to help more poor Haitians into education through academic scholarships.
Before Christmas, Stammler went with current team-mate Jeremy Hall to the island of Hispaniola to see how the Foundation was helping improve lives for young Haitians and also their island neighbours in the Dominican Republic. Just weeks later, a huge earthquake struck Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince and its environs, causing widespread devastation.
While the story may have fallen off the front pages of the world’s newspapers and the top of TV news bulletins, the situation remains dire, and the clear-up, rescue and rebuilding in the shattered country will take years – and Stammler, the Sporting Chance Foundation and Red Bull New York are doing what they can to help with a charity auction to raise crucial funding.
Between now and March 15, you have the chance to bid on a wide range of lots, from autographed soccer balls and shirts to unique experiences such as meet-and-greets with the Red Bulls’ MLS stars, VIP packages for the gala opening match against Brazilian club Santos at the brand-new Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, and tickets to the team’s first ever MLS game in their new home against Chicago Fire. You won’t find these anywhere else!
To view everything going under the hammer, head to the special Red Bull New York auction page at mlsnet.com until March 15 and place a bid for your chance to bag yourself a real one-off item – and help improve the lives of thousands of displaced people in Haiti at the same time.
For more on Stammler’s groundbreaking organisation, go to www.sportingchancefoundation.org