Take A Chance On A Better Chance

US Open tickets.  A penthouse at Steamboat.  A chauffeured limo ride to, and backstage tour of, Z-100’s “Morning Show.”

Admit it.  You’ve always wanted at least one of those things.

No?  How about 4 house seats to Blue Man Group — anywhere in the US.  A sunset cocktail cruise on a 50-foot boat on Long Island Sound.  A 3-course meal, cooked personally at your house by chef Pascal Fuchs.

Come on.  You know you want it.

Now you can get it (or them) — perhaps without leaving home.

They’re just some of the dozens of items offered at the ABC House online auction.  It’s a major fundraiser for A Better Chance — one of Westport’s major organizations — and it’s a major way to do good while having a good time.

A party with a live band, plus hors d’oeuvres for 50.  Publishing professionals to read your work and offer editorial comments (no more than 500 pages).  VIP tickets to live TV shows like “Regis and Kelly” and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”

Online bidding is now underway; it ends at 11:59 p.m. on March 25.  The next night, all high bids become the starting bid at ABC’s “Dream Event” annual gala.  To bid, click here.

Shadow chef Matt Storch for a day in his Match restaurant kitchen.  Be coached by jazz/gospel singer Chris Coogan — and record a demo in his studio.  Artwork.  Three 1-hour sessions with college consultant Amy Schafrann.

And the big one:  Hire the Staples boys soccer team for a birthday party, group or individual lessons, or anything else you want.

2 responses to “Take A Chance On A Better Chance

  1. The Dude Abides

    This is a pretty cool event. My lady ended up with a hockey shirt signed by all the 1980 Olympic team on a bid one year. Seriously rad. For those who don’t know, ABC house recruits minority kids from various parts of the country to come here to live and attend Staples. Good kids and great idea with some spectacular results. This is their major fundraiser for the year as well. Dig deep folks. Tough times but this is special.

  2. I have been a part of A Better Chance for the last 4 years, and found this to be a tremendous experience. Just as they benefit from Staples and Westport, our community benefits from the presence of these dynamic, highly motivated young men. If you would like to find out more about A Better Chance of Westport, and ways to volunteer or contribute, please visit our website at http://www.abetterchanceofwestport.org. It’s a fun way to be involved in our community, and make a difference in their lives. Contact us if you would like to attend our annual Dream Event next Saturday, 3/26 for our silent and live auction with cocktails and dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet the scholars, our resident directors and find out first hand what ABC is all about.