Owner of Sixers organizes auction to feed US


With the factories closed, tens of millions of people without jobs and a looming recession due to the pandemic coronavirus, athletes, teams, artists, and business leaders will donate some of his belongings in response to a challenge to feed families in need.

The owner minority of the Philadelphia 76ers Michael Rubin initiated the “All In Challenge” on Tuesday, and some of the most important names of the sport and the show responded to the call.

After 24 hours, had an impressive list of superstars that offer a prize.

Among them were quarterbacks Tom Brady, Eli and Peyton Manning; musicians Justin Bieber, Meek Mill and Robin Thicke; actors Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Hart and Matthew McConaughey; filmmaker Martin Scorsese; presenters Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest; the stars of TikTok Charli and Dixie D’amelio; the exbasquetbolista a member of the Hall of Fame Magic Johnson; the shortstop of the Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo and the baseball players retired Alex Rodriguez, as well as some NFL teams, NBA and NHL.

The list continues to grow, ” said Rubin, who came up with the idea two weeks ago.

“I had two goals from that it occurred to me,” said Rubin to the Associated Press on Wednesday. “The first was to feed the largest possible number of people, is a major cause and that is needed. The second was that I loved them together, have each athlete and actor states, the world of sport and show us. For me, that is special.”

Rubin indicated that the money that you gather will go directly to one of four organizations to feed the needy: Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry.

As a billionaire who made his fortune with a company on line sale founded in 2011, Rubin donated what would be the jackpot. The winner of a raffle digital you will receive an experience of Super Bowl for 20 people, plus tickets to the NBA finals, the Stanley Cup, The World Series, the Masters, the Final Four, U.s. Open tennis, the 500 Miles of Daytona and the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Tickets for the prize of Rubin can be purchased in quantities of 10, 25, 50 and 100 dollars. The winning ticket will be randomly selected by a computer.

Other prizes will be auctioned.

Those who responded to the challenge had to post a video about your donation and explaining why they chose the prize.

Rubin said that the donations exceeded $ 4 million on Wednesday. Its goal is to tens of millions and their dream is to reach 100 million.

Brady, who left New England to sign with Tampa Bay, offered tickets for the first game of the Buccaneers, his jersey used in games and shoes, plus a dinner with him. The package of the auction started at $ 50,000.

Peyton Manning plans to play a round of golf with the winner and two guests. Later going to dinner with the winner and 10 guests.