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Ludacris Partners With Harley Davidson For Charity Auction

Posted By on May 20, 2007

Motorbike giant Harley Davidson has donated a 2007 Fat Boy motorcycle for auction on eBay to raise awareness for the efforts of Ludacris' charity, The Ludacris Foundation.

The bike, which is autographed by the Atlanta rapper, also features signatures from Kanye West, John Legend, Diddy, Common, will.i.am, Bow Wow, Cee-Lo, Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal, actress Meagan Good and Andy Samberg of "Saturday Night Live" fame.

The auction for the bike will kick off on Saturday (June 2) with the starting bid set at $10,000. It will close on June 12 with all of the proceeds going to The Ludacris Foundation.

On the auction page, bidders can view the bike and also watch a clip of Ludacris' "Saturday Night Live" sketch with Samberg, titled "Blizzard Man," which aired last year.

Since its inception in 2001, The Ludacris Foundation has donated more than one million dollars to improve lives of at-risk youth, families and communities in his native Atlanta.

"Our TLF programs and support initiatives have directly impacted thousands upon thousands of lives," said Ludacris via a statement. "And what I am more proud of is the fact that we have thousands of hours invested in hands-on service. I mention these things not to brag, or pat myself — or my foundation — on the back, but to underscore the responsibility we all have to turn back, reach back and give back. That's why we do what we do, and that's why we are so happy to work with Harley-Davidson and others that share our desire to help."

Luda is set to raise awareness about runaways by starring in the National Runaway Switchboard's latest series of public service announcements. The rapper will be featured in two 30-second and two 60-second video PSAs which will be distributed to more than 1,300 broadcast television stations and cable outlets throughout the country this week.