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For the upcoming season of the reality show “Celebrity Apprentice,” the characters are all notable and controversial in their own right.  Among those are New York Mets great Darryl Strawberry and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich.  Strawberry has yet to announce which charity he will be supporting: http://www.silive.com/mets/index.ssf/2010/01/former_mets_star_strawberry_to.html

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Dabo Swinney, the head football coach for Clemson University, are among the high-profile commitments of the 10th annual BMW golf pro-am for South Carolina Charities. Also involved are Kurt Russell, Oliver Hudson, Patrick Warburton among others:  http://news.sc/2009/12/09/bmw-announces-celebrities-for-pro-am-tournament-benefiting-sc-charities/

Chris Martin and Coldplay have decided to perform a charity concert for Mencap, which is an organization that aides those with learning disabilities and seeks to end discrimination within the workplace. The concert will be held on December 19th, with tickets going for 50 pounds.

http://www.spinner.com/2009/12/04/hometown-charity-fundraiser-announced-by-coldplay/

 

Bill Cosby took part in a great charity initiative by a Los Angeles hot dog restaurant.  The restaurant, Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs, has a creative charitable fundraiser that for seven days at 7pm, seventy hot dogs will be sold at 70 cents with all proceeds going to charity: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-cosbypinks-14-2009nov14,0,3646032.story

Chad Ochocinco nee Johnson  of the Cincinnati Bengals has inquired to Ultimate Fighting Champion Dana White that if White could arrange a fight between Ochocinco and an UFC fighter, Ochocinco would agree to fight it in with all proceeds going to charity: http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/11/11/chad-ochocinco-asks-for-a-ufc-fight/

Actor Rainn Wilson, better known as Dwight Schrute, Assistant (to the) Regional Manager on NBC’s “The Office,” was recently in Seattle helping to raise money for impoverished women and children worldwide: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Star-of-The-Office-helps-Kirkland-based-charity-69485337.html

 

Television and Movie star and all-around funny man Chevy Chase has started his annual GREEN auction today to help benefit the GREEN community schools. The items up for bid include playing with Chevy Chase and Bill Murray (aka Ty Webb and Carl Spackler) as well as VIP tickets to the Oprah Winfrey show: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/3370-chevy-chase-launches-annual-green-auction


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