To help raise money for Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, Andy Roddick auctioned off an hour long private lesson with him. An hour-long tennis lesson.
At Elton John’s 16th annual Advanta World Team Tennis Smash Hits event this past weekend, recently engaged tennis hottie Andy Roddick put himself on the auction block to help raise money for people in the South who are living with and battling the AIDS virus. Andy originally was just auctioning off an hour-long private tennis lesson taught by him.
During the auction, he decided to up the ante just a bit, and stated he would take his shirt off during the lesson. That got the bids up to $11,000. Wanting to raise as much money as possible, Andy then stated he would teach the private lesson completely sans clothing. The winning bid came from a lucky lady who ponied up $15,000 for the chance to see Andy in all his glory. I, personally, think an hour of Andy Roddick raw is worth more than $15,000, but that’s just me. It goes without saying that I am completely jealous of this lady.
At the event, held at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Sir Elton said “Forty six percent of AIDS cases are now being reported in the South. We are distinctly aware of the problems here and the South will continue to be a priority for the foundation. All of the money raised here today will stay here in the Atlanta market and in Georgia.”
The annual tennis event is part of the work Sir Elton does with the Elton John AIDS Foundation.