Chippendale dancer wins eBay Charity Auction to stay at “A Christmas Story” House

WHO: Chippendale’s dancer Billy Jeffrey is this year’s winner of a VIP Overnight Experience at the house where the Christmas classic “A Christmas Story” was filmed. Jeffrey, who has loved the movie since it first debuted in 1983, actually bid on the opportunity last year, but lost. This time around he was able to beat out 53 other bidders to win this one of a kind stay at A Christmas Story House & Museum located in Cleveland, Ohio.

“This is by-far my favorite Christmas movie,” says Jeffrey. “I have the leg lamp and I get tons of compliments on it each year when I put it out!” Jeffrey, who will bring along his younger sister and her husband, is excited to re-live all of the classic scenes from his favorite movie in the actual house. In addition, they plan on making this visit their Christmas celebration because work schedules have them apart over the holiday.

All of the proceeds from this ten-day eBay auction, which started at $1.00 and ended with a winning bid of $4,200, are going to the Cleveland Scholarship Programs (CSP). The CSP helps families, children and adults in the Northeast Ohio region return to college by providing access to postsecondary education through scholarships and academic advising. During the 2008-2009 school year the CSP assisted 19,763 students through their advisory services.

WHAT: The winning bidder received:

· 1 Day, 1 Night stay for four (4) in a suite at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

· 2 Day, 2 Night accommodations for four (4) at A Christmas Story House

· Chinese Turkey dinner for four (4)

· Dinner for four (4) at John Q’s Steakhouse

· Guest Appearance on the Lanigan and Malone Show

· Admission for four (4) to “Holly”wood Christmas Movieland

· Admission for four (4) to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

· Admission for four (4) to The Cleveland Bontanical Garden

· $200 shopping spree in A Christmas Story House Gift Shop

WHEN: Please contact Jodi O’Neill or Jill Wallenstein to schedule media interviews. Billy Jeffrey will be in   town from Sunday, December 21st – Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009.

WHERE: Interviews to take place at A Christmas Story House & Museum 3159 W 11th Street Cleveland, OH 44109

CONTACT: Jodi O’Neill

Landau Public Relations


Jill Wallenstein

Landau Public Relations


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