Bids are now being accepted on eBay for the one-of-a-kind ”World Series Sports Bra” created by Gurnee businessman Mark Le Vine of Bubblefast, LLC. For the third year in a row Le Vine has created a sports-themed bra and offered it for sale as part of the “Bling My Bra” Breast Cancer charity auction campaign being held through the month of October on eBay.
The Bling My Bra campaign was created on eBay in 2009 by eBay seller Beth Cherkowsky of Langhorne, PA. Her idea was to solicit donations of handcrafted themed art bras to auction off on eBay, through eBay’s Giving Works, charity division. One hundred percent of the funds raised through the Bling My Bra campaign are donated to the National Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization (http://www.komen.org/) Susan G. Komen spends 84 cents of every dollar donated directly on education and research. The campaign, which this year is being spearheaded by eBay seller and e-commerce podcaster Kat Simpson and her committee, has grown each year and has raised thousands of dollars and harnessed the creative energies of hundreds of eBay’s sellers.
Gurnee residents Mark and Robin Le Vine own and operate Bubblefast, a Gurnee company offering shipping supplies to the eBay community since 1999. Bubblefast joined the fun in 2009 when Mark was solicited by friends to create his first art bra. Le Vine, who doesn’t know a lot about bras or art, but does know a bit about sports, created a sartorial tribute to the Cubs/Sox rivalry. The bra sold and “blinging sports bras” became an annual Bubblefast tradition. In 2010 Le Vine turned to football with the creation of a Bears/Packers bra. This year Le Vine returned to the baseball theme with his Texas Rangers/Saint Louis Cardinals World Series Bra. Here is a link to a picture gallery of all three Bubblefast Bling My Bras
“I didn’t have a lot of time to create this year’s bra,” said Le Vine. “I had to wait until the League championships were decided, then gather materials and whip up my new creation in a hurry.” This year several eBay sellers of sports memorabilia helped by donating and quickly shipping contributions to the effort. Bubblefast would like to thank KoozeeKingdom, Major League Pins, and Patch Collection for their generous donations to this year’s Bling My Bra campaign.
“ I’d like to challenge Rangers fans and Cardinals fans to join the bidding to own this unique memory of the 2011 World Series. Whether you root for the National League or the American League, we can all root together to fight Breast Cancer.”
Blinged Bras of all varieties are being offered all month on eBay. To see and/or bid on any of the unique donations visit the Bling My Bra eBay store or follow the campaign at www.Facebook.com/blingmybra.