AUCTION IS OVER
Congrats to Bill Goldberg (@therealgoldberg) and to all who participated in raising US $3,901.99 for charity, the money will go towards raising a school for orphaned children in Haiti. Also, a hearty congrats to all of the celebs who took part in this auction for such a good cause, many of whom also put some extras into the prize list to entice as much generosity as possible.
These tweets are from Bill Goldberg:
**********THANK YOU ALL*********
Please read all of this, even if you don’t know who Bill Goldberg is. It’s for charity and it’s important. Thank you.
If you are in the slighest bit involved in Twitter, you’ve probably heard about the TwitChange charity going on right now. If not, it is a twitter based charity from a LOT of celebrities, where you bid on eBay to have your favourite celebrity follow you on Twitter, mention you, retweet you, etc.
Some celebrities are matching the winning bids to double the money sent to those in Haiti, some are offering a few extras… and then, there’s Bill Goldberg.
The reason for this post is that even though I am aware that you may not know who he is (most of my readers are hard working moms), I am most certain that someone in your family does…. husband, father, son…. women who love good action??
Bill Goldberg was the first and only man to go undefeated for 173 matches in WCW wrestling, even beating Hulk Hogan during his run. He went on to star in television shows and movies, like Universal Soldier: The Return and The Longest Yard.
The reason I’m writing this today, instead of my usual advice or experiences on Autism is that I believe that this is a great charity, goes to a great cause and I’m inspired by all that Bill Goldberg is willing to do above and beyond what is asked of him to raise money.
In addition to following the winner, or other twitter stuff… he’s willing to phone the winner for a personal call, do a webcam chat, give the winner his name plaque from Pros vs Joes, some memorabilia from his movie The Longest Yard and even have the winner visit him in San Diego. In fact, he’ll pick up the winner at the airport personally in the muscle car of your choice (well, from what he has in his garage).
On top of this, he’ll continue to add on to the pile of winnings for each day that the charity runs, which still has 5 days remaining as of the time of this writing.
Even if you do not know who he is, even if the things he’s done does not interest you, someone in your family likely does. Ask around, find out, get this as a gift if you can. If you can’t afford these bids, ask those people anyway because maybe they can, or can find a way and would like to win this great package.
Bill Goldberg is doing a wonderful thing far beyond what is asked of him and I’m saddened to see that the support just isn’t there. The bids aren’t that high. However, that is good news for you as you could get all these winnings for someone in your family at a relatively low bid.
I have vowed to support him as best I can because I, like many who read my blog, do not have much to offer but we still support each other, especially when what we support is a wonderful cause. And this is one.
Other celebrities are getting tons of bids simply based on who they are. That’s great, they do not require my support nor warrant it quite as much because they are simply coasting on their fame and not offering any more than what is asked of them. I still wish them the best, of course.
But if I can help Bill Goldberg get even one more bid than what he had previously, then I have to try. It’s worth it.
You can bid for Bill Goldberg here: http://cgi.ebay.com/TWITCHANGE-Bill-Goldberg-Twitter-Pkg-therealgoldberg-/300468032373?pt=Tickets_Experiences&hash=item45f54a5375
Updated Listing, You get:
Bill Goldberg (@therealgoldberg):
- follow you on twitter
- retweet you
- mention you
- he’ll phone you
- do a uStream webcam chat with you
- you get his autobiography – signed
- his name plaque from Pro’s vs Joe’s
- swag from his movie The Longest Yard
- he’ll pick you up in San Diego personally in the muscle car of your choice
- VIP concert at @BellyUpMusic
- Alice Cooper signed guitar
- @TheFatBoys CD set
- @TheFatBoys will follow you on twitter as well
- $100 gift card from AutoZone
- gift card for Dominos
- @HeadBlade shaving kit
And he’s not done adding more!