HOLLYWOOD -The public will soon have the opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood history when a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban LT 2500 takes center stage on ebay’s online auction block. This Suburban comes “fully loaded” with star power. The highest bidder will drive away in the SUV autographed by 24 celebrities including Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mack, Benjamin Bratt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, Elliot Gould, Haley Joel Osment, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Cusack, Shaobo, Don Cheadle, Jerry Weintraub, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck, Frances O’ Conner, Steven Soderbergh, Carl Reiner, Garry Marshall, Andy Garcia and Barbara Walters. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kids Wish Network, a non-profit charity that makes dreams come true for children with life threatening illnesses. “We feel incredibly honored to be a part of something so special that will help to bring joy to children when they need it the most,” said Shelley Breiner Kids Wish Network’s Executive Director.
The vehicle is owned by Brumby Broussard, personal assistant to actress Julia Roberts. Broussard has worked in the entertainment industry for 6 years, starting out his career as a production assistant, soon thereafter driving celebrities on film locations where he later met Roberts. Working for Roberts is also how Broussard experienced the magic of Kids Wish Network firsthand. “When I was on the set of America’s Sweethearts I received a call about a sick child that would be coming to meet Julia for her special wish,” said Broussard. “Seeing this brave little girl’s face light up when she was with Julia made me feel so fortunate to even be a small part of it.”
The extraordinary SUV is white with a gray leather interior and has chauffeured celebrities including Julia Roberts while on location for America’s Sweethearts and Ocean’s 11, Harry Connick Jr. during filming for Life Without Dick and Haley Joel Osment and Frances O’Conner while shooting AI.
The immaculately maintained one-of-a-kind Suburban LT 2500 will be auctioned online at www.ebay.com March 11 through March 21.
Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to grant wishes to children who have life-threatening illnesses. If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of their wish granting services, please call (813)891-9374 or toll free at (888)918-9004. You can also visit its web site at www.kidswishnetwork.org.