Bruno Mars is giving his fans a chance to win a backstage pass and help those who need a little assistance at the same time.
The acclaimed singer is presently scheduled to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City on July 14. Those who are planning to attend the concert can toss out some extra cash to win an opportunity to meet Mars behind-the-scenes. However, you're going to need quite a bit of money in your couch cushions to make that happen.
According to Look to the Stars, Bruno Mars is auctioning off a backstage pass to help benefit the teachers and students at the Stephen Gaynor School. The institution describes itself as follows:
"Our school is an independent, non-profit Lower and Middle School for bright students with learning differences. Our school comprises nearly 330 students ages three to 14 with a range of learning challenges, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and motor delays."
The lucky Bruno Mars fan who snags the backstage pass can bring along three friends to meet the performer at Madison Square Garden. The Charitybuzz website estimates the pass' worth at $5,000, though it didn't take long for that number to double in size.
As of this writing, those who want to meet up with Mars at the NYC gig will need to cough up around $10,500 for the pass. Since there are still 11 days left to place bids, there's a very strong chance that this number will continue to rise. In other words, having quite a bit of disposable income is a plus. At least the winner knows that the money is going to a good cause instead of Bruno's already sizable bank account.
The Inquisitr previously reported that the Super Bowl Halftime Show performer was one of many musicians profiled in a recent article by the folks over at Parade magazine. According to the publication, Bruno Mars earned a staggering $38 million over the course of 2013. Given his continued popularity, his paycheck will probably swell considerably during 2014.
Since the guy has quite a bit of money tucked safely under his mattress, he doesn't mind spreading it around to those who need a little help. Mars reportedly donated $100,000 to people struggling to recover from Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. In short: Bruno is just a charitable guy.
What do you think about Bruno Mars auctioning off a backstage pass for the folks at Stephen Gaynor School? Would you pay over $10,500 to meet the singer?
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