March 7, 2017

The Garden of Dreams Foundation Announces Exclusive Garden of Laughs Auction Items

Auction Items Include Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences With "Saturday Night Live," John Oliver, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Burrell And Tickets To Various NY Sporting Events

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AUCTION BEGINS TODAY, MARCH 7, 2017 AT CHARITYBUZZ.COM

NEW YORK, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Garden of Dreams Foundation announced today an exclusive online auction in support of Garden of Laughs, presented by Delta Air Lines, to benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. While tickets for Garden of Laughs are sold out, you can still support the Foundation's efforts to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles by visiting Charitybuzz and bidding on unforgettable packages, including meet-and-greet experiences and tickets to sporting events. The auction begins today, March 7, and runs through April 4, 2017.

Garden of Laughs is a bi-annual comedy benefit that will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. It is Garden of Dreams' largest fundraiser, and all net proceeds go directly to the Foundation. The all-star lineup at this year's event, which is hosted by Steve Schirripa, includes Leslie Jones, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tracy Morgan, John Oliver, Chris Rock and Bob Saget.

Bidders can visit global charity auction site Charitybuzz (www.charitybuzz.com/gardenoflaughs) to bid on incomparable experiences including:

  • "Saturday Night Live" package which includes two tickets to the live show, plus a one-night hotel stay and brunch at the exclusive Rainbow Room
  • Four tickets to a taping of HBO's hit "Last Week Tonight" and a meet-and-greet with host John Oliver
  • Two tickets to Broadway's "Sunday in the Park with George" followed by a meet-and-greet with star Jake Gyllenhaal
  • The ultimate New York Rangers fan experience including two tickets to a 2017-18 game, a broadcast booth visit with Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti, and a post-game visit to the Rangers locker room
  • At-home cooking experience with chef Anne Burrell
  • Dinner for four at the world-famous Rao's on Wednesday, May 31
  • Four courtside seats to Session Two - Opening Night - at the US Open Tennis Championships

For information on additional auction items, please visit charitybuzz.com.  

This year's event is proud to have Delta Air Lines as its Presenting Sponsor as well as Tissot and the Children's Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the 28 GDF partner organizations that make dreams come true for children and families in the tri-state area, as two key supporting partners of Garden of Laughs.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks Inc. to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles. Since the Foundation began in 2006, this collaboration has brightened the lives of more than 325,000 children and their families.

Garden of Dreams works with 28 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. The Foundation takes pride in its commitment to truly change lives, hosting more than 500 events and programs each year such as its annual Talent Show and Prom.

In addition, through its Giving program, the Foundation helps its partner organizations through the direct support of scholarships and long-lasting community projects such as the refurbishment of pediatric areas at local hospitals, basketball courts and community centers - with plans for many more vital civic enhancements in the years to come.

Tickets to Garden of Laughs are sold out. For more information on Garden of Laughs, the Garden of Dreams Foundation and the Charitybuzz auction items, please visit www.gardenoflaughs.com.

About The Garden of Dreams Foundation
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks Inc. to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles. Since the Foundation began in 2006, this collaboration has brightened the lives of more than 325,000 children and their families. Garden of Dreams works with 28 partner organizations throughout the tri-state area, including hospitals, wish organizations and community-based organizations, to reach children who are facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. The Foundation takes pride in its commitment to truly change lives, hosting more than 500 events and programs each year such as its annual Talent Show and Prom. In addition, through its Giving program, the Foundation helps its partner organizations through the direct support of scholarships and long-lasting community projects such as the refurbishment of pediatric areas at local hospitals, basketball courts and community centers - with plans for many more vital civic enhancements in the years to come. For more information on the Garden of Dreams Foundation, please visit www.GardenofDreamsFoundation.org

About Charitybuzz
Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through online auctions with the world's most recognizable celebrities and brands. Featuring access to acclaimed actors and musicians, business and political leaders, sports stars, luxury travel, couture fashion, rare memorabilia and more, Charitybuzz brings its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference. Since launching, Charitybuzz has raised more than $200 million for charity. Its roster of celebrity supporters includes President Clinton, Sir Paul McCartney, Tim Cook, Mick Jagger, Warren Buffet, Robert Downey Jr., Taylor Swift, Ralph Lauren, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Barbra Streisand, Howard Stern, Chevy Chase, Billy Joel, HBO, Victoria's Secret, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, John Varvatos, David Yurman, Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, and Beyonce. Charitybuzz is a member of the Charity Network. It serves as sister company to Chideo, a charity video network and Prizeo, a charity online sweepstakes platform. To learn more visit: www.charitybuzz.com.

About Delta Air Lines
Delta is New York's largest carrier and has invested billions in New York City's airports during the past six years, leading the way in improving the traveler experience for a growing number of New York passengers - more than 27 million in 2015. The airline offers more than 500 peak-day departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide from its hubs at New York's LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. And Delta is deeply embedded in the New York community, acting as the official airline of the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea Piers, Food Bank For New York City, The Public Theater and the Whitney Museum of American Art, with partnerships with more than 50 community organizations.

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Mikyl Cordova / 212-631-4337

mikyl.cordova@msg.com

Rachel Sachs / 212-465-6360

rachel.sachs@msg.com

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