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SAG Awards auctions off bleacher seats

January 3, 2011 |  1:19 pm

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Bleacher seats at the Screen Actors Guild Awards are being auctioned off to raise money for the SAG Foundation. Between Monday and Jan. 13, 15 sets of two seats and 15 sets of four seats are up for grabs here. Currently, the highest price pledged is $250 for four seats; that's likely to climb.

According to the SAG press release: "The SAG Awards auctions benefit the SAG Foundation to help make possible the Foundation's public children's literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) and Storyline Online. The auction also supports Foundation programs providing emergency relief to SAG members in economic distress, video and audio preservation of the creative legacy of SAG members, scholarships for performers and their children, emergency funds for members with catastrophic illnesses and the Actor's Center."

Another auction will be held from Jan. 27-31 involving the nominated actors. In past years, similar auctions included autographed scripts, posters, props and wardrobe.

The SAG Awards will be held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 30, telecast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) and 5 p.m. (PT).

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: Justin Timberlake signs autographs at the  SAG Awards.