In an effort to increase fundraising for the Bama Rising tornado relief fund, “BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery,” presented by Verizon, will launch an online auction featuring several celebrity experiences, event tickets and exclusive items. VIP packages are still available through Ticketmaster for the June 14th benefit being held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).
Beginning June 7, bid on meet-and-greets with top artists such as Martina McBride and Alan Jackson as well as tickets to the 2012 Super Bowl and much more. The online auction, available at leading charity auction site charitybuzz, will launch at 11 a.m. CST Tuesday, June 7 and run through 11 a.m. CST Thursday, June 16.
In addition, BAMA RISING encourages fans to donate $10 to the Bama Rising Fund by texting “BAMA” to 501501. Text messaging rates will apply, and the $10 donation will be added to the donor’s cell phone bill.