SOURCE: Charity Bids LLC

Charity Bids LLC

June 28, 2011 12:00 ET

Join Award-Winning Actor Morgan Freeman and BET Founder Bob Johnson for a Round of Golf in Support of Charity

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Legendary award-winning actor Morgan Freeman has joined forces with Robert L. Johnson, Founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television) and Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, to auction off a round of golf in support of Plan!t Now, Morgan Freeman's charity which promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness programs for people living in hurricane and severe storm-affected areas.

This unique and high-profile experience was organized by Charity Bids in conjunction with as a way to activate the business and philanthropic communities in support of charity. "The idea of making otherwise unattainable and very sought-after experiences available to benefit charity is not a new one," said Israel Schachter, Co-Founder and CEO of Charity Bids. "We have seen lunch with high profile individuals such as Warren Buffet auctioned off to business leaders for millions."

Golf courses have become commonplace for business meetings and networking opportunities. It allows for conversation and ideas to flow in a natural and relaxed setting. Millions of fans dream to get a glimpse of Morgan Freeman in person and hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs could only wish for five minutes of time with Bob Johnson. Never before have these two individuals allowed for people to spend half a day with them together.

Bidding is now open on and will close on July 11, 2011 at 8pm EST.

About Charity Bids: Charity Bids is a turn-key web and social media auction platform created exclusively for non-profit fundraising. Charity Bids creates and promotes branded standalone and/or seamlessly embedded multi-channel online & Facebook auction programs that enable non-profits to raise funds through the auction of in kind items and experiences either leading up to an event or on a standalone basis. For more information about Charity Bids, please contact

About The RLJ Companies: The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson is a diverse portfolio of companies in the financial services and asset management; sports and entertainment; real estate; automotive; and gaming industries. For more information, visit:

For interviews with Morgan Freeman or Bob Johnson or for general media inquiries, contact Traci Otey Blunt at

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