After all of the terrible stuff that has been said about me, and the questions on my intentions, I decided to come clean now... rather than later.
It's a shame that everyone is raking me over hot coals... perhaps everyone should stop assuming things until they know the facts.
"a portion of the proceeds" are going to breast cancer
yes. this statement is vague but true.
EVERYTHING is going to breast cancer EXCEPT the costs associated with listing in through Ebay. Both people are responsible for paying for their own dinners, so that cost is not calculated into the equation. Had I said it was all going to charity, I would have been lying... but by being vague it stirred the pot a little more and got everyone talking... Everyone just assumed based on the statement that I had an intention to keep money. Yes, I suppose the article kind of hinted that I was doing this to raise money directly from THIS auction, but that is such small scale thinking.
The actual point of the auction was not to raise money for myself off of THIS auction but rather to make a point and to create a media buzz. We need to shake things up once in a while and stray from the norm. There are so many amazing and talented athletes who are so gifted but so broke and it's just such a shame that there isn't more money to support all of us. The press behind all of this has been amazing... and who knows, maybe someone or some company will be inspired to support a lesser known sport or athlete in a lesser known sport that they otherwise may have ignored.
So, anyway, thank you to everyone who has supported me. I know, you know who I am and what I stand for and I am very grateful.
I look forward to sitting down to dinner with whomever the winner is this evening and to sharing some insight with them. They can rest easy knowing that I'm NOT pocketing a cent from this auction and every penny (aside from ebay fees) will be going straight to help fight breast cancer.