June 06, 2008 11:30 ET

StubHub Partners With NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy to Offer Fans Unforgettable NBA Finals Experience

Exclusive Ticket Package Auctions Begin Today With Proceeds Benefiting Boys and Girls Club of America

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, today announced a partnership with NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy and Worthy Partners for a fundraising campaign to benefit Boys and Girls Club of America. Starting today, StubHub will host auctions for a once-in-a-lifetime ticket package for games three and four of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Each package will include two premium seats, a pre-game dinner for two with James Worthy, access to the exclusive VIP Lounge at STAPLES Center, two autographed #42 James Worthy Lakers jerseys and generous one-on-one time with Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worthy at the game. The net proceeds of each auction will be donated to the Gaston Boys and Girls Club located in Gastonia, North Carolina, Worthy's hometown, to promote a more positive environment for kids.

Fans can help support the Boys and Girls Club by bidding on these incredible experiences at Both auctions will begin Friday morning, June 6 and end at 12 p.m., Monday, June 9 (Game 3 package) and 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 11 (Game 4 package). The bidding will start at $7500 per package. The winner of each package will be notified immediately by a StubHub representative and provided details on delivery. Auction winners must be present at STAPLES Center on each game day to claim their NBA Finals Experience.

"By partnering with the StubHub, we are able to offer fans an unforgettable NBA Finals experience, while also supporting the Boys and Girls Club," remarked James Worthy. "With the support of NBA fans, children in my hometown will greatly benefit from the positive recreational and developmental programs offered by the Boys and Girls Club just as I did many years ago."

"This year's NBA Finals will renew one of the most storied championship rivalries in sports, and fans looking for an unforgettable experience have an opportunity to share it with an all-time great whom was part of the building that legacy," said StubHub spokesperson, Sean Pate. "Partnering with James Worthy and Worthy Partners gives StubHub the opportunity to help support today's youth through the programs developed by the Boys and Girls Club."

For more information on the James Worthy NBA Finals Charity Packages, visit

About James Worthy and Worthy Partners

James Worthy earned three national NBA championships during his 14 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Mr. Worthy was inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 and he is listed as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Mr. Worthy led North Carolina to a National Championship and received the MVP Award during 1988 NBA Finals.

Currently, Mr. Worthy, is an NBA Analyst for CBS 2 "Sports Central" and Co-Host of LTV the Los Angeles Lakers pregame and postgame show. James Worthy is also the CEO of James Worthy Enterprises and subsidiaries Worthy Partners, Worthy Development, and The James Worthy Foundation. Through Worthy Partners, Mr. Worthy works with leading corporations to achieve exceptional results in the areas of sales growth, consumer marketing, corporate teamwork, charitable fundraising and public relations. The focus of Worthy Development is to develop and support community redevelopment programs to stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life in urban and inner-city communities. The James Worthy Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports organizations and programs that benefit the health, education and quality of life for families at risk.

About StubHub

StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company's FanProtect Guarantee. Company partners include the New York Yankees, Chicago Bears and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA complemented with music artists like Madonna and companies such as ESPN and American Express.

StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit

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