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By Alex Martin | February 26 2019
The seventh annual philanthropic event “One Night for One Drop” will see a selection of exclusive items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences auctioned in the name of a very good cause.
Originally conceived by Cirque du Soleil founder, Guy Laliberté, the exclusive event will be held at the “O” Theater at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on March 8, with all proceeds going to One Drop. As the name suggestions, the nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing access to safe water around the globe.
The six live auction items range from $25,000 to $300,000 each, but many are expected to be sold for over their value as those in attendance dig deep into their pockets for the good of the charity.
A McLaren 570S Spider is the jewel in the crown. Worth an estimated $300,000, the supercar is an exceptionally rare edition painted in a gorgeous Muriwai white. It is one of only six created for the ‘Racing Through the Ages’ collection and has kindly been donated by McLaren Beverly Hills.
Another item likely to prove popular is the Audemars Piguet Limited Edition Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph watch. This 950-platinum timepiece was officially launched in February 2019 and the lucky winner will be the first to own a unique version created especially for the event.
There are also ultra-luxury getaways to be won with a private jet ready to whisk the highest bidder away to Turks and Caicos, where they will stay at the exclusive island of Parrot Cay for five nights.
For the adventurous, a safari experience in world-famous Serengeti National Park to see the great migration is also up for offer. The excursion also comes with an extraordinary bronze cheetah sculpture keepsake.
Finally, a week-long getaway in a luxury Saint-Tropez Chateau for 12 people and a luxury cruise on ‘The World’, the largest private residential yacht on the planet.
As well as the auction, the 1,800 audience members will also be treated to an exclusive performance that will showcase the creativity of directors André Kasten and Leah Moyer featuring a very special guest star this year; Academy Award-winner and world-renowned score composer Hans Zimmer.
The show also includes an act from the Blue Man Group and special collaborations of internationally sought-after choreographers; Andrew Winghart, Alexander Ekman and Keone and Mari.
McLaren 570S Spider by MSO | $300,000
Audemars Piguet Limited Edition Royal Oak | $112,000
Private Jet to Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos | $120,000
Serengeti Safari Experience | $150,000
Chateau Saint-Tropez Getaway | $75,0000
Journey Aboard The World | $24,000
All-access tickets, $3,000. Individual VIP tickets, $1,500. Show-only tickets starting at $125. Sponsorship packages and tickets are available at onedrop.org/onenight or by calling 1-844-33-WATER.