Celebrity Charity Auctions

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Learn how to bat with David Ortiz, hang out with Nicolas Cage, or ride the Boss's own hog. Big-hearted celebs donate themselves and their stuff for good causes.

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Jerry Seinfeld

For auction: Meet Seinfeld and attend his stand-up comedy performance
Benefiting: Viennese Opera Ball
Estimated Value: $3,000
January 2009
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Jerry Seinfeld continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine. The Seinfeld star stopped in New York City on his tour in June 2008 for a one-night performance to benefit Stand Up for a Cure, a lung cancer research charity. The Viennese Opera Ball is a nonprofit organization that supports the business and commercial interests of the U.S.-Austrian community.

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Cast of Entourage

For auction: Attend the Entourage movie premiere VIP party
Benefiting: The Leary Firefighers Foundation
Estimated Value: $5,000
February 2009

The Denis Leary Firefighters Foundation was founded in 2000 after a fire broke out in Denis Leary's hometown of Worcester, Mass., that left six firefighters dead, including Leary's first cousin. The foundation provides fire departments with funding and resources for updated equipment and training.

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David Ortiz

For auction: Improve your swing with a batting practice with Ortiz
Benefiting: Mark Wahlberg Foundation
Estimated Value: $20,000
February 2009

Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox slugger, announced in mid-November that he thinks the Sox need more firepower in their lineup to get to the World Series next season. The Mark Wahlberg Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for inner-city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations.

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Chevy Chase

For auction: Play pool with the actor/comedian
Benefiting: Chevy Chase Green School Auction
Estimated Value: $5,000
September 2009

Chase, known for his years as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and movies like Caddyshack and Fletch, kick-started the charity's buzz after meeting its founder, Coppy Holzman. The charity provides teachers with environmental education materials and resources for their classrooms.

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Saturday Night Live Cast

For auction: Go behind the scenes at SNL
Benefiting: Chevy Chase Green School Auction
Estimated Value: $5,000
September 2009

Saturday Night Live is one of the longest-running television programs in the U.S., debuting in 1975. The program saw a surge in ratings while airing its 2008 Presidential election comedy sketches. The charity provides teachers with environmental education materials and resources for their classrooms.

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