Faith Hill, Tim McGraw auction off Jeep on eBay
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
– Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, along with "Soul2Soul Tour 2007" sponsor Jeep, will auction a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 in a charity auction on eBay. The Jeep was donated by Faith and Tim's Neighbor's Keeper Foundation and the Jeep brand.
Bidding will begin at eBay on Wednesday, July 4th. To bid, users are invited to go to eBay.com/JeepSoul2Soul. Bids will only be accepted until midnight on Saturday, July 14th when the charity auction will close. The winner will be recognized by McGraw and Hill at the Aug. 4 show in Las Vegas.
The winning bidder will also receive a trip for two to Las Vegas that will include round trip airfare, hotel and ground transportation, two tickets to the "Soul2Soul Tour 2007" concert and the opportunity to meet the singers backstage prior to their performance. The winner will receive a guided tour of the backstage area, dinner backstage with members of the "Soul2Soul Tour 2007" crew and autographed tour merchandise.
McGraw and Hill's Neighbor's Keeper Foundation was founded in 2005 to provide funding for qualified community charities selected to impact those in need. Thus far, the organization has raised more than $1 million to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
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