Five Things We Learned About KC's Sexiest Singles... Auction.
The Kansas City Star
Friday night at Harrah’s VooDoo Lounge, KC Magazine will host the 7th Annual Sexiest Singles Auction with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. Here is our list of five things you need to know about the event.
I. The auction features 25 KC celebrities, famed local chefs, executives, entrepreneurs and athletes. Those chosen get their family, friends and local businesses to donate awesome prize- and vacation packages for once-in-a lifetime “dates” that will sell to the highest bidder. There is, however, no actual auctioning of human beings. That is, winners get the prize packages, not the singles along with them. Because that would be very weird, and also illegal in every state but Nevada.
II. The event is this Friday, December 7 at Harrah’s VooDoo Lounge, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and the auction starting 8:00. Tickets are $30 in advance, and they include coupons for your first two drinks. VIP tickets for $100 will get you into a meet-and-greet pre-party with the singles that includes an open bar and hors d’oeuvre –- the latter, we all learn too late in life, being French for “eat dinner first.”
III. More than 500 guests attended last year’s auction, raising a record $54,000. That total should be smashed this time around with vacation packages up for grabs including a South African hunting trip for two, a four-night stay in Tuscany, and an all-expenses paid trip to the NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii. One of the 25 hottest singles, Deanna DiSalvo, is so wildly charming she became besties with actor Eric Stonestreet on a plane ride to LA, and wrangled the KC-native into donating a visit to the set of “Modern Family,” his hugely popular, Emmy-winning sitcom.
IV. Big Brothers and Big Sisters is a unique charity. First “Bigs” give of their time, not just their money and so they reap greater, deeper rewards for giving.
Secondly, and more importantly, BBBS isn’t just about affluent people helping “the poor,” but about making matches between those from all different backgrounds.
One of the year’s singles, for instance, is Daniel Barickman. He was raised in Johnson County, but had a “Big” while growing up and counts it among the most positive experiences of his life. Now, by participating in this year’s auction, Daniel is helping to ensure that BBBS can keep matching adults with kids in every part of the city.
V. Finally, to clear up any confusion, the auction will indeed be held this Friday night at the VooDoo Lounge. Patrons are asked to show up at 7:00, ready to drink and bid on cool prizes. Please, however, do leave any and all scary dolls, stick pins and/or magical potions at home, as there will be no actual voodoo practiced or tolerated at the event.