On StubHub.com, the cheapest tickets available for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game are $500 apiece.
This is a bit spendy for the Average Joe, and that’s not including the price of air fare to Orlando.
Admittedly, not many fans consider attending the All-Star game a viable possibility, but it’s one of those things we all dream about.
Well, two professional athletes want to make that dream a reality for a very lucky fan.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Orlando Magic Dwight Howard are teaming up to offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an All-Star weekend package that includes the following:
- 2 VIP tickets to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Friday, February 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
- 2 VIP tickets to the NBA All-Star Saturday Night (which includes the Shooting Stars Competition, Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest) Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM at the Amway Center in Orlando Florida
- 2 VIP tickets to the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Amway Center in Orlando Florida
- Winner and a guest will attend Dwight Howard‘s Private Post-Game Party with a performance by Drake, Sunday, February 26, 2012
- Travel allowance of $2,000 to put towards airfare and lodging
- Autographed Adrian Peterson jersey
- Autographed Dwight Howard basketball
- Case of Texas Tea
The winner will also awarded a cash prize in the amount of $907.50 to mitigate the Winner’s tax liability that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS ($750.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($157.50). The actual amount awarded may be adjusted proportionally based on the value of the actual prizes received.
Want to enter? It’s easy!
Just visit Celebrities for Charity Foundation, Inc. and purchase raffle tickets for only $2.00 each (note: minimum five-ticket purchase required).The proceeds will benefit the athletes’ respective charities.
Peterson’s All Day Foundation was established in 2008 and aims to raise awareness and funds for programs around the country that inspire hope and build a better future for at-risk-children.
Every year, Peterson and his family give back to hundreds of families-in-need in their hometown of Palestine, Texas, by donating boxes food of during the holidays. Peterson also participates each year in Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program to secure meals for hungry children and raise awareness about the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program.
The Dwight D. Howard Foundation looks to provide children with the opportunity to reach their spiritual, academic and athletic potential. Howard began his program in 2004, and basketball camps will be held this summer in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lindsey Young is a graduate of Northwestern College and an avid Minnesota sports fan[atic]. It’s been argued females don’t know much about sports, but she begs to differ. Currently working full time at her alma mater, she continues to edit and write for BleacherReport.com and on her blog Making the Call in pursuit of a career in sports journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @lilshortie2712.