4:09pm PT by Chris Gardner
CAA's Young Winter Bazaar Auction Features TV Show Tickets, Sports Memorabilia
CAA has partnered with Charitybuzz to launch its first-ever Young Winter Bazaar auction.
The initiative — a replacement of the annual Young Parties events due to the COVID-19 pandemic — features items and experiences that will help raise funds for the agency’s nonprofit partner organizations including Communities in Schools of Los Angeles, Communities in Schools of Tennessee, PS 15 The Roberto Clemente School in New York, Sported UK and Nordoff Robbins in London.
Items include a signed guitar from Keith Urban, a virtual meeting with Daisy Ridley, tickets to a future taping of Trevor Noah's The Daily Show and James Corden’s The Late Late Show, a signed copy of Jimmy Fallon’s 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas, a balcony cabin for two on the Kesha Cruise in November, a Game of Thrones ultimate fan memorabilia package, and sports-themed pieces from Dwyane Wade, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, José Mourinho and Devin Booker, among other items.
The Young Winter Bazaar is planned and hosted by members of the CAA Task Force, a group of young leaders who work closely with the CAA Foundation. The Task Force was founded in 2002 as a way to give staffers an opportunity to make a difference in their communities. Each year, the group volunteers their time and energy and organizes benefits in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and London. The Young Parties have raised more than $4.8 million.
Sophie Wiener, CAA Task Force leader and digital media assistant, tells THR, "Nearly a year ago, schools took an unprecedented step to send students home without a return in sight. We have watched as our teachers have heroically continued to serve their students — moving classes to digital platforms and learning how to keep students engaged over a camera. Our partner organizations have also had to adapt, scrambling to find the resources and solutions to support their community. CAA remains dedicated to helping students in our community adapt to and excel in their new learning environments."
The auction is currently live and continues through Jan. 20.