Update: The auction is over the the prize went for $85,000. The winner, pending background check, goes by the handle "buckeye1."
Original Post: Want to have dinner with Glenn Beck and his wife Tanya at their Connecticut mansion? That, and a helicopter ride with Beck, could be yours for just $75,000.
Bidding ends Monday afternoon in an auction for a helicopter ride with Beck and a home-cooked dinner with Beck and his wife. The auction for the "unforgettable night" is currently going for $70,000, with the next bid set for $75,000.
What, exactly, does $75,000 get you? The auction site describes the prize as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Beck invite you to join them for one unforgettable night! You and a guest will share a luxurious helicopter ride courtesy of HeliFlite from New York City to Westchester County Airport with Glenn Beck, who will point out historical buildings and sights as you soar high above the Big Apple. Upon arriving in Westchester County, a chauffeur will take you to the Beck home where Glenn and Tania Beck will join you for a home cooked meal. Following the dinner, the chauffeur will return you to the airport and you will get a second chance to take in New York City's gorgeous skyline from the air.
Proceeds wil benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which "provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families."
The winner of the auction will have to pass an "extensive background check" in order to be granted access to the Beck home:
Because the winner of this auction will be provided private, exclusive access to Mr. Beck and his home, the winner and their guest will undergo an extensive background check and a phone interview with Mr. Beck's security prior to the night of the event. No cameras or camera phones will be permitted while in the Beck home.
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