Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher Go on the Auction Block
Carrie Underwood and hubby Mike Fisher will auction themselves off for a couple of children's charities close to their hearts. The starting bid is $7,500 and the highest bidder, along with seven guests, will win a private dinner with the newlywed couple.
The $150-a-ticket, sold-out auction will be held at the Kanata location of Fratelli Restaurant in Ottawa, Canada on Tuesday night, November 23. Proceeds will go two charities supported by Mike's hockey team, the Ottawa Senators -- Roger's House pediatric palliative care facility and the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs.
"Anytime I do something (charitable), I call (Mike) and he's quick to say yes," Fratelli co-owner, Richard Valente, tells the Ottawa Citizen newspaper. "This time he said, for the first time ever, 'Throw in a dinner with me and Carrie.'"
Mike, who is an honorary chairman of Roger's House pediatric palliative care facility, is expected to attend Tuesday night's event. It is not known whether Carrie will be able to attend. The annual fundraiser, now in its seventh year, has raised nearly $200,000 for children's charities.
Besides dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, a trip for two to Italy, along with a bon voyage dinner with the Senator's center, Jason Spezza and his wife, will be auctioned off. Also up for bid will be a street hockey game with Senators players Chris Campoli and Jesse Winchester, and a private plane jaunt to golf and dine with the team's defense man, Chris Phillips and his wife.
Carrie will be performing at the 84th Annual Macy's Parade on Thanksgiving day, airing on CBS from 9:00 AM to noon EST, November 25.