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'Snowboarding With Shaun White' auction open on EBay; proceeds go to charity

November 12, 2009 | 10:06 am

Shaun White is up for auction on EBay -- well, the opportunity to snowboard with the Olympic gold medalist is.

Bidding is open through Friday for the chance to win a snowboarding session with Shaun and one-day VIP passes to the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships on March 16-21 at Stratton Mountain in Vermont.

The auction winner will also enjoy lunch with Shaun; a complete set-up from "The White Collection" by Burton including board, boots, bindings and outerwear; and one night's accommodation at a four-star hotel on March 20. Plus, the auction winner can bring a friend (but all travel to and from Stratton Mountain is the responsibility of the winning bidder and his or her guest).

Bidding closes at 7 p.m. PST Friday and is restricted to preapproved buyers only, which means those interested must e-mail the seller to be placed on the preapproved list.

All auction proceeds will benefit Right to Play, an organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health and develop life skills for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world.

The video above shows Shaun teaching children how to skateboard at Right to Play programs in Rwanda. Their smiles and cheers speak volumes about the value of Shaun's involvement with the charity.

-- Kelly Burgess

Video credit: auctioncause via YouTube

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