On October 2nd, best selling author of The Notebook, as well as 14 other books, Nicholas Sparks will be appearing live at the Lied Center in Lincoln, NE. The event is in honor of 20 years of success by Lighthouse, a safe haven for teens. The event is also serving as a major fundraising opportunity for Lighthouse which relies on events such as these to fund their operation.
Fifteen baskets full of items valued from $250 to $5000 based on Nicholas Sparks' best selling books have been put together for this on-line auction. Each of them run unique to the story of the book from Message in a Bottle's beautiful home on the ocean to pet goodies for your pet in honor the dog in The Guardian.
If you are a fan of Nicholas Sparks, you will be thrilled to get one of these valuable baskets topped off with an autographed hard cover of your favorite book.
All proceeds go to Lighthouse with a mission to promote the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of adolescents. More information can be found at www.lincolnlighthouse.org.
Priceless Autograph Sports Gear is Donated to Round Out Sparks Auction
The only thing in Nebraska that can touch the love described in Nicholas Sparks' brilliantly written novels of love is our love of sports. For the sports lovers, here are some special auction items:
Authentic autographed Ndomakong Suh helmet, and autographed football
Authentic autographed Vikings helmet, autographed by Brett Favre, and Adrian Peterson
2 authentic autographed Colts helmets- Peyton Manning
2 authentic autographed Saints helmets- Drew Brees
Replica Saints helmet – autographed by Drew Brees and Reggie Bush
Autographed Connie Yori basketball
Autographed KC chiefs football by Matt Cassel
Autographed Doc Sadler Basketball
Autographed Barret Ruud Nebraska football
Autographed NY Giants jersey by Aaron Ross, w/ certificate of authenticity
Autographed Hines Ward Picture
Nicholas Sparks Signs Books for Baskets!
Yesterday, Nicholas Sparks spent the day in Lincoln helping to raise people's awareness of Lincoln Lighthouse. Sparks delighted the audience at his evening performance, sharing stories of his life and work through wit and wisdom. He explained that he only chooses to do 8 speaking requests a year (out of thousands of requests) and that he chose to support Lighthouse because it was such a great program. Helping the youth of the community is one of his passions.
Before doing his presentation, Sparks spent the morning with the Lighthouse youth telling them of the challenges of life, encouraging them to take responsibility for theirs by making good choices and chasing a dream He helped to plant a Sparks Cottonwood tree outside the Lighthouse home, and he spent time autographing the books for the basket auction. Sparks had fun guessing which basket was themed for each book as he autographed them and the books were placed in the basket. He supported the auction 100% and thought it was a clever way to raise money.
Please support this great cause today, by helping Lighthouse reach it's goal. Join Nicholas Sparks in taking time to help by bidding on these great items. Today is the day!