Dwight Howard’s All-Star Weekend Raffle


Here is the official word:

"DWIGHT HOWARD AND ADRIAN PETERSON TEAM UP FOR AN ALL-STAR WEEKEND RAFFLE,Two Sports Superstars Look to Give One Lucky Fan the Experience of a Lifetime Orlando, Florida (February 16th, 2012) – Today, Dwight Howard announced details of “Dwight’s All-Star weekend raffle.  The raffle winner and a guest will have the chance to attend NBA All-Star Weekend, beginning February 24th, 2012 in Orlando Florida.  The package includes VIP tickets to the each of the weekend’s events, as well as Howard’s private post-game party, which will feature a performance by rapping sensation Drake.  Proceeds from the raffle will be split amongst the Dwight D. Howard foundation, and NFL superstar Adrian Peterson’s All Day Foundation.  Both foundations are committed to helping children find their way, and work towards that goal by raising awareness for, and supporting organizations that provide the skills necessary for children to reach their potential.  The duo has teamed up with NetRaffle.org by Celebrities for Charity to conduct a raffle using the foundation’s patented technology.  Tickets can be purchased at http://www.celebritiesforcharity.org/raffle/dwight-howards-all-star-weekend-raffle. The winner of the grand prize package will receive:Winner and a guest will receive 2 VIP tickets to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Friday, February 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM at the Amway Center in Orlando, FloridaWinner and a guest will receive 2 VIP tickets to the NBA All-Star Saturday Night (which includes the Shooting Stars Competition, Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest) Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM at the Amway Center in Orlando FloridaWinner and a guest will receive 2 VIP tickets to the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Amway Center in Orlando FloridaWinner and a guest will attend Dwight Howard’s Private Post-Game Party with a performance by Drake, Sunday, February 26, 2012Winner will receive a travel allowance of $2,000 to put towards airfare and lodgingWinner will receive an autographed jersey from Adrian Peterson, as well as an autographed basketball from Dwight HowardWinner will receive a case of Texas TeaWinner will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of $907.50 to mitigate the Winner’s tax liability that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS ($750.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($157.50). The actual amount awarded may be adjusted proportionally based on the value of the actual prizes received.“Dwight Howard and I are happy to come together to raffle this once-in-a-lifetime experience at the NBA All-Star weekend for our foundations. We’re fortunate to be in a position to help others. We hope the fans will join us, and win an incredible prize!” said Adrian Peterson, founder of the All Day Foundation.  “We hope that this raffle will generate a tremendous amount of money for both the All Day Foundation as well as Dwight’s foundation, enabling programs that directly help kids to do what they do best.” “All-Star weekend is always a great experience.  We are excited to be able to share the experience with a fan, while helping both mine and Adrian’s foundations.” said Dwight Howard, NBA All-Star and founder of the Dwight D. Howard foundation.  “It’s a win-win.”"

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