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Charitybuzz "12-12-12" Auction, Presented by State Farm, Offers Exclusively Signed Memorabilia From Historic Concert

"12-12-12"

"12-12-12" Artists, Celebrities and Athletes Included Whoopi Goldberg, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Seth Meyers, Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Bruce Springsteen, Amar'e Stoudemire, Ben Stiller, Eddie Vedder, and Many More

AUCTION LIVE NOW



NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charitybuzz announced today an exclusive online auction, "12-12-12: Auction For Sandy Relief," presented by State Farm, featuring signed concert memorabilia, instruments, posters, and celebrity experiences, from legendary performing artists and celebrity participants at last night's historic "12-12-12" benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. The auction is currently live now through December 20.

Bidders can visit global charity auction site Charitybuzz at www.Charitybuzz.com/121212Concert to purchase incomparable merchandise including limited edition guitars signed by "12-12-12" artists such as Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters and Paul McCartney. Kanye West signed and donated the sweatshirt he wore for the concert, while Bruce Springsteen literally took the shirt off his back after his performance to sign it for the auction block.

Celebrity presenters and phone bank volunteers, including the cast of The Sopranos, Chelsea Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Karlie Kloss, Chris Martin, Seth Meyers, Ben Stiller, Amar'e Stoudemire and many more, also signed exclusive, limited-edition metallic gold and silver 12-12-12 concert posters for the auction.

Estimated values on auction packages range from $5,000 to $121,000. Bidding is open to supporters around the globe over 18 years of age with a valid credit card. All net proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

The "12-12-12" historic benefit concert, presented by Chase, became the most widely broadcasted concert in history reaching nearly two billion people worldwide and featuring an unprecedented line-up of some of the world's most acclaimed artists and specials guest including Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

Thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin Hood's board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to organizations serving the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The Robin Hood Relief Fund provides money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.

ABOUT CHARITYBUZZ

Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through online charity auctions with the world's most recognizable celebrities and brands. Featuring acclaimed actors and musicians, titans of industry and politics, major sports stars, VIP entertainment experiences, luxury travel, couture fashion, rare memorabilia and more, Charitybuzz brings its online community of socially conscious bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference. Since launching, Charitybuzz has raised more than $65 million for charity. To learn more, visit www.charitybuzz.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Charitybuzz or follow us on Twitter at @Charitybuzz.

CONTACT: Charitybuzz Glenda Luft Felden / gluft@charitybuzz.com 646-998-6177 Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Angel Aristone / AngelAristone@clearchannel.com 212-377-7802 The Madison Square Garden Company Mikyl Cordova / mikyl.cordova@msg.com 212-631-4337 The Weinstein Company Dani Weinstein / dani.weinstein@weinsteinco.com 212-845-8639 Robin Hood Foundation Patty Smith / psmith@robinhood.org 212-844-3562

Source:The Madison Square Garden Company