Single ladies of Brooklyn, now you too can experience the thrill of buying a local politician, as Representative Michael Grimm has put himself on the block for charity, according to a report by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
The charity auction, which is sponsored by the Bay Ridge-based Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, is holding its Second Annual Bachelor Auction on Friday, February 8, at the Dyker Golf Course catering hall, Seventh Avenue and 86th Street, at 7 p.m.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if Grimm, a noted opponent of gay marriage, gets bid on by some gay-rights activists? If they make the winning bid, perhaps they could “pin him down” on the issue once and for all. ::cough::
Also up for bidding, on the other side of the political spectrum, is Democrat Andrew Gounardes, who lost to Marty Golden in this past November’s State Senate election. I’m sure a little romance will go a long way to lift him out of his political blues.
If politicians aren’t your thing, you can also bid on a wide menagerie of firefighters, lawyers, teachers and cops. Those attending the event can expect your standard night of dinner, dancing, schmoozing and man-bidding.
Here are the relevant details:
All guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend the auction. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or by check via mail to: The Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 237, Brooklyn N.Y. 11227, Attn: Bachelor Committee.
The Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation as founded by sisters Camille Orrichio Loccisano and Lucy Bruno, in honor and memory of Camille’s teenage son, Frankie, who died of pediatric cancer in 2007 at the age of 17. The foundation offers financial support to children suffering from cancer and their families.
For more information, call 718-238-6001 or email [email protected]. The Francesco Loccisano Foundation is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501C3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible.