Las Vegas based boxing promoter Top Rank has pledged $1.00 from every ticket sold until the end of 2010 to the Haiti relief fund. This includes tickets from the upcoming March 13 fight between superstar Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey. The significance of Top Ranks’ decision is huge, because the donations will still come in long after the news coverage has passed on the earthquake.
Celebrity columnist and Luxe Life Examiner Robin Leach reported, “Bette Midler really proved she is the Divine Miss M over the weekend when she began collecting donations from her Caesars Palace audience at The Colosseum and promised to match it 100 percent.”
Over the weekend Ms. Midler raised over $38,000 for Doctors Without Borders for the Haiti relief fund, and she will continue to collect and match donations until the final performance of her show, The Showgirl Must Go On, at Ceasers Palace on January 31st.
Another star contributing to the Haiti relief effort is comedian Carrot Top, who will donate all merchandise sales from his website and his show at the Luxor Hotel until the end of the month to the American Red Cross earthquake fund.