About this nonprofit:
The Ironman Foundation was created to give back to nonprofit organizations within communities who have welcomed the Ironman Triathlon
|Type:||Ironman Triathlon||Number of Tickets:||1|
|Venue State/Province:||HI||Event Date:||10/13/2012|
|Venue City:||Kailua-Kona||Event Time:||7:00 AM|
|Venue Name:||Ali'i Drive|
This auction is good for Six of six slots to the:
FINAL SLOT - SIX OF SIX
2012 IRONMAN® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
October 13, 2012 – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
For a tenth consecutive year, The Ironman Foundation, will conduct its annual Ironman Foundation auction with eBay Giving Works, designed to benefit a variety of charitable organizations worldwide. Since its inception in 2003, The Ironman Foundation has given more than $11 million in grants and donations to non-profit organizations across the world. The Ironman eBay auction provides six lucky athletes with the ultimate Ironman experience and the chance to support a variety of global charitable organizations. The auction, which opened this year on Sunday, May 20, is split into six phases, with one slot auctioned per week.
More than 80,000 athletes vie for slots to the IRONMAN World Championship each year, while only approximately 1,900 make it to the starting line on race day. This year’s auction gives athletes the opportunity to bid on one of six coveted slots to the 2012 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place on Oct. 13 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. The auction incorporates six phases with one slot available per week. Each slot begins with a minimum bid of $10,000 and 100 percent of the money from the final winning bids of the first five slots will go to support the efforts of The IRONMAN Foundation. This year, a special sixth IRONMAN World Championship slot is being added to the eBay auction. Proceeds from the sixth slot will benefit a U.S. chapter of Variety – The Children’s Charity, an international organization with 43 chapters in 13 countries. Variety is dedicated to improving the lives of critically ill, at-risk, disadvantaged and special-needs children.
Each year, The Ironman Foundation selects groups within its various event markets for donations including organizations located in the two World Championship host cities – Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i and Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev. The Ironman Foundation also recognizes a multitude of groups on a national and international level. Some of last year’s grants and donations were received by the following: The American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Club and The United Way.
To date, more than $2 million has been raised through the annual Ironman Foundation eBay auction. Through the success of the auction specifically, The Ironman Foundation has donated to organizations like Team Blazeman, Hospice of Kona, C Different, Daniel Robert Sayre Memorial Foundation – with funds benefitting the Hawai`i Fire Department on the Big Island of Hawai`i, The Pediatric Cancer Foundation, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawai`i (PATH) and the County of Hawai`i Parks & Recreation Department.
In addition to the opportunity to compete at the 2012 Ford Ironman World Championship, eBay auction winners will receive private athlete registration in Kona and four VIP packages, including race-day passes and invitations to race-week functions.
Kona Accommodations for eBay Auction Winners
Funding for the eBay auction does not have to be generated through one source, as fundraising efforts are acceptable, however, all funds are due within ten (10) days of the auctions' end. All funds are tax-deductible to United States residents. International bidders will need to locally verify tax deductability. All proceeds go to The Ironman Foundation, which will in turn make donations to non-profit organizations of their choosing.