Murray's Charity Auction To Benefit Children
ATP World Tour star Andy Murray will auction off tennis memorabilia, tickets to sporting events and other collectibles in an effort to raise money for children's charity groups.
The online auction will be held ahead of the second annual Andy Murray Live fundraising drive in Glasgow. Items up for bid include a signed tennis racquet used by Murray's coach and tennis legend Ivan Lendl, tickets for the 2018 Ryder Cup, a boxing glove signed by British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and other memorabilia.
In celebration of the auction, a competition will also run which will see the winner pick up a signed, framed racquet used by Murray during this year’s Wimbledon Championships. All proceeds from the event will go to children's rights organisation Unicef and Glasgow community charity Sunny-sid3up.
Additionally, a framed set of racquets from Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (all with authentication certificates) will be auctioned at a charity dinner on 6 November. Fans not attending the dinner can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered into the live auction on the night.
"By taking part in the auction you will be supporting this year’s two charities – children’s charity Unicef and Glasgow-based Sunny-sid3up. I really appreciate your support,” Murray said.
Last year's inaugural Andy Murray Live event was a success, but the Scottish player is hoping this year's fundraising drive will be even more better.
“Last year’s Andy Murray Live raised £305,000 ($400,806) for charity and our plans for this year are even more ambitious," Murray said.
The online auction is running now until November 6. To view and bid for auction items and to enter the competition, visit www.amlauction2017.com.