McBride auction brings in $102K for YWCA
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McBride auction brings in $102K for YWCA

Friday, June 15, 2001 – The YWCA Celebrity Auction with Martina McBride brought in more than $102,000 on Sunday, a 29-percent increase over last year. McBride, who has hosted the charity auction since 1995, had the highest bid of the day, pulling in $11,000 each for 2 identical handwritten, autographed and framed lyrics for She's a Butterfly, written by Big Kenny who was there with her to auction the pieces - bringing in a total of $22,000.

"It is Martina's genuine support and the devotion of her fans that help make the auction so successful each year," noted Pat Shea, CEO of the YWCA. "It is so amazing to me that Martina has helped us raise over $100,000 in a few hours.

"Those dollars will help the YWCA help women and children who need counseling, medical care, support and emergency shelter as they flee violent homes. We are very grateful to Martina," Shea said.

Other big ticket items in the auction included a Brad Paisley guitar with a meet and greet for $6,000, a framed Keith Urban meet and greet and autographed "Living Right Now" concert dvd for $3,800 and a McBride autographed and framed Grand Old Opry poster (announcing her induction to the Opry) for $4,600.


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