Michael Godard Custom Chopper Charity Auction Presented By World Poker Tour®

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Number one selling artist in the world Michael Godard and world renowned bike builder Count’s Kustoms team up to build one-of-a-kind custom chopper for charity in support of the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai. Presented By World Poker Tour®.

It is not every day, that we get to be part of such an innovative initiative. It’s a wonderful example how we artists can support our community in a unique way, because it’s all about what you give to this world, not what you take

The number one selling artist in the world, Michael Godard together with world famous bike building phenomenon Count’s Kustoms have embarked on a one-of-a-kind bike build to be auctioned on eBay (http://www.ebay.com) to benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. This unique auction runs on eBay from June 13th to June 20th, with the bike being unveiled for the first time to the public at eBay Live! in Las Vegas, June 13th, 2006 (http://www.godardchopper.com).

With its 18” ape hanger handle bars, hand tooled leather saddle, titanium wheels and engine accents, with original artwork by Michael Godard, this unique Count’s Kustoms hand-made chopper is an old school bike with a new school twist. “We built an extremely cool chopper for this auction,” says Danny Koker, world-renowned bike builder. “This custom chopper exceeds expectations delivering creativity, innovation and die-hard quality, not to mention incredible handling and ride-ability. This chopper’s got a unique flavor to it, enhanced by Godard’s ability to evoke drama and emotion with every paint stroke. Whoever walks away with this bike is going to be thrilled, because it’s a rock star machine, but more importantly, because they’re helping somebody else,” concludes Danny.

World Poker Tour® Enterprises, the title sponsor of this unique charity auction has for the first time ever, put up for auction a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid and buy a $25 thousand seat at the WPT® Celebrity Invitational - the hottest, most exclusive poker event of the year. This auction is the only way into this invite-only event and one lucky bidder will face off against the top pros and coolest Hollywood celebrities for a chance at the lion-share of $200 thousand and chance to become the next WPT® Champion.

In addition to this all-star auction line up, the Gibson Foundation, principal sponsor of the auction have also included a Epiphone Zakk Wylde signature Buzzsaw Les Paul Custom guitar, which features a hard maple unfinished neck, EMG HZ pickups and custom Buzzsaw graphics and a SG '61 Reissue guitar to receive surprise special treatments by celebrity attendees. Both guitars will be auctioned on eBay with proceeds to benefit the Sharon Osbourne Program at Cedars-Sinai.

About Michael Godard: Godard is widely recognized as one of the most creative, best selling and versatile artists of our time. Godard was the first California artist to do ‘Cows on Parade’ that was featured on Oprah. Godard's work can be found in numerous art galleries, homes and businesses throughout the world. Celebrities including Vince Neil and Arnold Schwarzenegger are regular collectors. “It is not every day, that we get to be part of such an innovative initiative. It’s a wonderful example how we artists can support our community in a unique way, because it’s all about what you give to this world, not what you take” says Michael Godard.

About the bike builder: Count’s Kustoms led by well known owner/builder Danny Koker aka “The Count” is widely respected as one of the top custom build builders in the world with a history of building custom choppers with a distinct character of their own.

Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program, which is part of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai. “We need to help people who cannot help themselves,” says Sharon Osbourne. “By giving, you’ll receive something good back.”

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors: World Poker Tour and Gibson Guitar Corporation and the Gibson Foundation for their support.

About Auctionwire. Auctionwire is the leading online auction agency for top brand companies and non-profit organizations on e-Bay. Auctionwire provides fully managed end-to-end cause marketing solutions for corporations and charity organizations to find new donors, raise funds and improve brand awareness. Auctionwire runs offices out of Toronto, and New York.

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