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Gene Hackman

Harlan J. Werner of Sports Placement Service Inc and Nick Cordasco of Authentic Signings Inc. are proud to announce they have reached an agreement with Academy Award winning actor Gene Hackman for his first ever organized private signing. Fans and collectors from around the globe will have the opportunity to send in items from their personal collection to get signed by Mr. Hackman. In addition there will be a variety images and products made available from this historic signing.” We are honored that Mr. Hackman chose us, to market and provide his fans throughout the world the chance to be part of this once in a lifetime signing” said Werner. It is truly incredible to be able to offer fans authentic autographs of Mr. Hackman at a time when so many celebrity autographs are being forged and sold to fans as the real thing.

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CLAYTON KERSHAW ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

Win the ULTIMATE baseball fan experience! Get a one-on-one pitching lesson from The Los Angeles Dodgers ACE and 3 time Cy Young Award Winner, Clayton Kershaw, in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. The winning bidder will receive 2 round-trip, first class tickets on American Airlines to Dallas for a private pitching lesson from Clayton, a two night stay at a luxury hotel, two autographed items for each guest and one autographed Wilson authentic game model glove.

100% of auction proceeds will go to Kershaw’s Challenge. Kershaw’s Challenge was founded by Clayton and Ellen Kershaw in 2011 and has since given over six million dollars to support at-risk children and families around the globe. The foundation continues to grow and today supports six beneficiaries in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. For more information about Kershaw’s Challenge, visit www.kershawschallenge.com

Bidding for this once in a lifetime experience will begin on August 21st and run through September 2nd. Please submit bids with your name and contact information as well as any questions to Harlan Werner at harlan@sportsplacement.com.

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“I couldn’t be more thankful to you fans for the love & support you’ve given to me over the years. I hope that my official clothing brand, gives you as much inspiration as you’ve given to me. Keep punching.” -Sly Stallone
 
Movie worn replica props, accessories, and more are available and can be purchased by visiting www.SlyStalloneShop.com
 
 

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GENE HACKMAN

genehackmanauthorphoto (1)Harlan J. Werner of Sports Placement Service Inc  and Nick Cordasco of Authentic Signings Inc. are proud to announce they have reached an agreement with Academy Award winning actor Gene Hackman for his first ever organized private signing. Fans and collectors from around the globe will have the opportunity to send in items from their personal collection to get signed by Mr. Hackman. In addition there will be a variety images and products made available from this historic signing.
” We are honored that Mr. Hackman chose us, to market and provide his fans throughout the world the chance to be part of this once in a lifetime signing” said Werner. It is truly incredible to be able to offer fans authentic autographs of Mr. Hackman at a time when so many celebrity autographs are being forged and sold to fans as the real thing.

CLAYTON KERSHAW’S 4TH ANNUAL PING PONG 4 PURPOSE CELEBRITY TOURNAMENT TO HONOR DENNIS GILBERT

CLAYTON KERSHAW’S 4TH ANNUAL PING PONG 4 PURPOSE CELEBRITY TOURNAMENT

TO HONOR DENNIS GILBERT;

EVENING AT DODGER STADIUM TO BENEFIT KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE

Clayton and Ellen Kershaw with daughter Cali
(Courtesy Kershaw family)

LOS ANGELES, CA (AUGUST 1, 2016) – Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw hosts the Fourth Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose celebrity ping pong tournament, Thursday, August 11 at Dodger Stadium.  The event benefits Kershaw’s Challenge, launched by Clayton and his wife Ellen in 2011 to challenge and encourage people to utilize their individual passions and talents for the betterment of others.  They currently partner with a host of local, national and international philanthropic organizations.  The evening will honor Dennis Gilbert with the 2016 KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE IMPACT AWARD. Dennis is   founder of The Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, former super-agent, sole benefactor of the Dennis Gilbert baseball field in South Central, LA, current Chicago White Sox executive and a nationally recognized life insurance agent.

Will Ferrell co-hosts the jam-packed night highlighting a single elimination tournament featuring celebrity and VIP ping pong enthusiasts, including Honorary Chair, Susan Sarandon.  Food, drink, live music by Half the Animal, a DJ, giveaways and a silent auction are also featured.

“Kershaw’s Challenge has always been about being a part of something bigger than yourself,” said Clayton Kershaw,  “That’s why we love the opportunity to host an event like PingPong4Purpose–it invites people to join in the important work of making life better for children worldwide, specifically in LA and the Dominican Republic. Our work wouldn’t be possible without the enthusiasm and support of others. And it’s a great excuse to play ping pong for a great cause!” he continued.   “This year we are proud to present the Kershaw’s Challenge Impact Award to Dennis Gilbert for his extraordinary commitment to helping vulnerable communities through sport and the game of baseball. This award is in celebration of the noteworthy efforts of Dennis, who shares our dream of improving the lives of those in need. August 11th is shaping up to be an incredible night. We could not be more excited to share this opportunity with others.”

An online auction, produced by Harlan Werner and Sports Placement Service and Art of the Game, benefitting Kershaw’s Challenge was launched July 28 at mlb.com/auctions.  Among the one-of-a-kind items featured are: a vintage 1960’s microphone, signed by Vin Scully and framed in a shadow box; Mike Trout signed, game-used jersey; Corey Seager signed, game-used home jersey and a third base used during the 7th through 9th innings of Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter, signed and dated June 18, 2014.

The organization has also partnered with Crowdrise, offering fans a chance to win a spot in the tournament.  Through August 6, every $10 donated also affords donors a chance to win the grand prize which includes a VIP Dodger dugout tour during the season. Go to www.crowdrise.com/kershawschallenge to enter.

Proceeds from all events will fund two of Kershaw’s Challenge’s marquee partners, Dream Center LA and CURE International.  Working with Dream Center LA, Kershaw’s Challenge supports the Transitional Housing Program that brings homeless families off the streets and allows them to rebuild. The organization also supports the annual Back to School bash, donating back packs and school supplies to children of Dream Center LA.  In the Dominican Republic, Kershaw’s Challenge works with CURE International to support a child focused hospital, providing surgeries for the underprivileged as well as contributing to capital improvements and new programs.

Southern California ACURA Dealers will serve as the presenting sponsor with additional sponsors and partners including Milky Agency; Find Your Grind; Spin and Stiga.  Additional Sponsors and Partners include: Los Angeles Dodgers, Goldman Sachs, Security Benefits, Under Armour, Knowledge Society, Budweiser, Surfair, Los Angeles Magazine Time Warner Cable Sports, Papa John’s Pizza, Diageo, Classic Party Rentals, Art Of The Game, Excel Sports Management, Summer Steinfeld Jewelry, Lindsay Meyer Art, Sprinkles, Montage Beverly Hills, Unity Jets, SJM Industrial Radio, Sweet E’s, Hawaiian Springs and Time Machine.

ABOUT KERSHAW’S CHALLENGE

Ellen and Clayton Kershaw founded Kershaw’s Challenge in 2011 to challenge and encourage people to use whatever passion, purpose or talent they have been given to make an impact on the lives of others in need. The charity partners with organizations both locally and abroad who are on the front lines of change in the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children. In the United States, Kershaw’s Challenge seeks to foster strong connections in the Los Angeles and Dallas communities, working with beneficiaries who do transforming work in foster care, community development and family outreach and welfare. The work of the charity also reaches across seas to have impact abroad. Specifically, Kershaw’s Challenge works closely with an organization in Zambia supporting two children’s homes and community schools. In the Dominican Republic, the work of the charity covers pediatric surgeries and supports capital improvement campaigns in a local, non-profit hospital.  www.kershawschallenge.com

Ticket packages begin at $5000; individual adult tickets, $3000; children 12 and under, $1000.  To purchase and for further information, contact Regina Miller at Regina@kershawschallenge.com.

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