Recap: April Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood to Benefit LACBC with Kurt Braunohler

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Charity Auction Recap

On Saturday, April 4th we welcomed back comedian, raconteur and jet-ski marathoner Kurt Braunohler as our guest auctioneer! All proceeds from our April auction went to fund the Kids Ride and Activities at the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition River Ride happening Sunday, June 28th at the Autry Center in Griffith Park. 

Los Angeles River RideThe LA County Bicycle Coalition is an amazing organization that helps promote bike culture in Los Angeles, as well as engaging in a wide variety of policy, advocacy, education, and community building work to make the streets of Los Angeles County more bike friendly for all types of cyclists. 

This was the third charity auction our friend Kurt Braunohler has hosted for us. If you're not familiar with Kurt, check out his Comedy Central web series Roustabout which follows his epic 7-day charity mission riding a jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money to send 500 goats and 1,000 chickens to Africa (via Heifer International), and spread as much joy and absurdity as possible along the way.

His debut comedy album How Do I Land? made AV Club, Paste Magazine, Village Voice, and Time Out New York's Best Of lists. His popular podcast The K Ohle airs weekly on the Nerdist Network. And you can find Kurt every Monday night at The Virgil in LA where he co-hosts the live comedy variety show Hot Tub with his comedy partner Kristen Schaal

Here are some of the highlights of the items the folks scored on Saturday:

All together Kurt helped us raise $705, so with the Amoeba match that means $1,410.00 is going to the LACBC! We also want to mention a very gracious patron donated $100.00 to the auction proceeds in honor of Howard Colburn, which is an additional $200 for LACBC when doubled by Amoeba. Thanks to all our customers who come out regularly to support our auctions and our efforts in the community. You make it happen! A grand total of $1,610.00 is on its way to LACBC.

Kurt Braunohler hosting a charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood

Kurt Braunohler hosting a charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood

Kurt Braunohler hosting a charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood

Charity Auction items at Amoeba Hollywood

About Amoeba's ongoing Charity Auctions:

Amoeba matches all winning bids to double the money we raise for a diverse range of local and national charities. What started out as a way to raise funds for the post-Hurricane Katrina recovery has continued on to become an every-other monthly event and we've raised over $450,000 for charities ranging from Doctors Without Borders to 826LA and from the Silverlake Conservatory to Preservation Hall and The Beagle Freedom Project. More information about Amoeba charity auctions.

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