Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel Take "Time to Give"
Top US golfer Cristie Kerr shared a few swing secrets with rap superstar (and golf fan) Jay-Z earlier this week, at "Time to Give", a benefit put on by Audemars Piguet and the Tony Awards to fight AIDS. Fellow LPGA star Morgan Pressel, fresh from her Salonpas Cup win in Japan was also at the glittery event which featured a live auction at New York's Four Seasons Hotel. The auction featured unique Audemars Piguet watches inscribed with the signatures of Broadway stars.
Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, and Hugh Jackman and Catherine Zeta-Jones to name a few... were among the stars who signed personalized watches for charity. ~ As brand ambassadors for Audemars Piaget, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel represented the Swiss watchmaker's commitment to golf and giving.
Vanessa Williams, a golf enthusiast herself, chatted with the LPGA ladies about some of the charity golf tournaments she's been a part of over the past couple of years and Kelsey Grammers a 2010 Tony nominee for La Cage Aux Folles spoke about his own Toys for Tots Tournament.
The highest bid of the evening went to the auction package of Jay-Z. His autographed Royal Oak Offshore Las Vegas Strip and signed poster from Fela sold for $220,000; the evening's highest price. "Time to Give" raised $816,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
15 of the watches from this collection are still available and can be viewed and bid on by the public through May 24 at charitybuzz