Bid on Items to Raise Money For Susan G. Komen For The Cure In Support Of Breast Cancer Awareness

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The Florida State Fair is raising money in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and has listed five (5) items on Ebay.com for bidding that will close on or before February 15, 2010.

2009 World Champion Yankees Autographed Pink Bat

The Florida State Fair is raising money in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and has listed five (5) items on Ebay.com for bidding that will close on or before February 15, 2010. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these auction items will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. To view all auctions go online to the following address: http://shop.ebay.com/floridastatefair/m.html

ITEM 1 -- 2009 World Champion Yankees Autographed Pink Bat. Link to Ebay Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320483651628
This special edition pink bat has been autographed by all the members of the 2009 World Champion New York Yankees Baseball Team. This bat was donated for this auction by the Steinbrenner Foundation with all proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity. Starting Bid at $1.00.

ITEM 2 -- Autographed Pink Guitar. Link to Ebay Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320483862412
With the help of our partners at Live Nation, this guitar was autographed by STYX, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney. Comes with a soft sided pink case. All proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity. Starting bid at $300.

ITEM 3 -- “The Animal” Batista Autographed Wrestling Chair. Link to Ebay Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320483860439
This collectable Armageddon Wrestling Chair was autographed by “The Animal” Batista and donated by Florida Championship Wrestling. All proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity. Starting Bid at $100.

ITEM 4 -- Saline Implant Breast Augmentation Surgery. Link to Ebay Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320483864899
A gift certificate for a Saline Implant Breast Augmentation Surgical Procedure was donated by William W. Adams, M.D. of St. Petersburg, FL with all proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen for the cure. *Bidder/Recipient is responsible for $900 Operating Room and Anesthesia fees. Starting bid at $2,000. Valued at $5,200 for the augmentation procedure. For physician information visit http://www.dradams.net

ITEM 5 -- Upper or Lower Bilateral Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgical Procedure. Link to Ebay Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320484919589
A gift certificate for an Upper or Lower Bilateral Blepharoplasty Surgical Procedure was donated by William W. Adams, M.D. of St. Petersburg, FL with all proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen for the cure. *Bidder/Recipient is responsible for $900 Operating Room and Anesthesia fees. Starting bid at $1,500. Valued at $2,900 for the upper procedure and $3,400 for the lower procedure. For physician information visit http://www.dradams.net

In addition to these items, the Florida State Fair will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of its new signature food item, Fair Squares, sold at the 2010 Florida State Fair in Tampa, to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Fair Squares are a beignet style pastry topped with pink powdered sugar. People can only buy and eat Fair Squares at the 2010 Florida State Fair.

The 106th annual Florida State Fair takes place for twelve days starting on February 4 and ending on February 15, 2010. The Florida State Fair – always in Tampa and always in February – is organized by the Florida State Fair Authority under the leadership of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson leads the Fair Authority, which oversees the Florida State Fairgrounds and the annual Florida State Fair. For more information about the Florida State Fair or the Fairgrounds, visit online http://www.floridastatefair.com/, call toll-free (800) 345-FAIR or (813) 621-7821.

The Florida State Fair Authority is a non-profit organization which operates primarily from revenues generated from the annual State Fair and other ongoing operations during the year. Presently, the FSFA does not receive any state tax appropriations from Hillsborough County, City of Tampa, nor the State of Florida. The FSFA operates the Florida State Fairgrounds year-round in association with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson leads the Fair Authority Board, which oversees the Florida State Fairgrounds and the annual Florida State Fair.

For press relations inquiries, please contact a Fair Authority staff member as identified below:

(1) Denise Shreaves – Manager of Marketing & Public Relations for the Florida State Fair Authority
Office #: (813) 627-4314 / Cell #: (813) 732-0141
(2) Rip Stalvey – Interim Director of Marketing for the Florida State Fair Authority
Office #: (813) 627-4222

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