Partnering with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the producers of NBC's The Apprentice will auction props, memorabilia and an "Apprentice experience" on online auction site eBay (www.ebay.com) April 15-27.
"Both Donald Trump and I strongly believe that investing in charitable causes is just good business," said Mark Burnett, executive producer of the show and a foundation board member. "Each time someone bids on Apprentice items, they are ensuring a healthier future for children worldwide.
To date, the partnership has raised more than $150,000 for the foundation." Bidding starts as soon as the show's season finale airs April 15 on NBC.
Among the "experiences" up for bid: 15 minutes with Trump henchmen George and Carolyn in the boardroom; two, 15-minute pitch meetings with Burnett and a one-week internship at his Santa Monica, Calif.,-based company; hanging with designer Nicole Miller as intern for a day; working in the kitchen with The Restaurant's Rocco DiSpirito; and a drive in style for three days at the Hummer Driving Academy in South Bend, Ind.
Also to be auctioned off are signed photos of Trump; original dossiers from each week's task; Kwame's signed basketballs; and an Apprentice poster signed by all 16 contestants.