The Straits Times
Published on Nov 27, 2012

Post-Sandy auction offers dates with stars


NEW YORK (AFP) - Now you can help ease the misery for victims of superstorm Sandy and live it up with tennis great Roger Federer, fashionista Victoria Beckham, or New York's billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg.

An auction running to Dec 5 on dangles opportunities to taste New York's glitzy side in exchange for helping out the tens of thousands of people whose homes and belongings were ruined in the huge storm a month ago.

Pay a minimum of US$5,250 (S$6,411), at the latest bid on Monday, and you could meet former Spice Girl Beckham at New York Fashion Week next February.

A round of golf with Big Apple mayor Bloomberg will cost you US$8,500 at current bidding, although the auction site estimates the real value for the honour of playing with him at US$50,000.