Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers is partnering with destination club Ultimate Escapes to raise money for Shepherd's Hope, a non-profit organization of volunteers that provides access to health care for the uninsured. Together they are offering six packages, including a VIP Golf Experience with the NBA champion coach in Orlando and a VIP Celtics package during the 09/10 season.

Doc Rivers Golfing
Doc Rivers Golfing

You can bid on these packages, via a series of eBay auctions. The first auction opened yesterday and runs through July 4 2009, it includes three offers:

  1. The Doc Rivers VIP Golf Package Includes:
    • A golf foursome (the winner and two friends, plus a celebrity) at the Doc Rivers Celebrity Golf Invitational on July 17, 2009 at Grand Cypress
    • Meet & Greet with Doc Rivers during the private celebrity pairings party July 16, 2009
    • Photo opportunity for the winner and guests with Doc and other celebrities
    • Autographed Doc Rivers memorabilia
    • Two-night stay in Ultimate Escapes Luxury Destination Clubs' $2 million Orlando home 
    • Golf Tournament Awards Luncheon for three
    • VIP Package Retail Value: $5,000

  2. London Package Five nights in a luxurious London flat, complete with a private balcony overlooking the Thames River and stunning views of the Tower Bridge

  3. Caribbean Package Five nights in a Turks & Caicos residence on the isle of Providenciales (or Provo to the locals), at The Somerset on Grace Bay

The second auction runs from July 2 - July 12, 2009 and will offer three additional packages:

  1. Celtics VIP Package
    • Two night stay in Ultimate Escapes Luxury Ultimate Collection 5 star hotel partner - The Eliot Suite in Boston
    • Four tickets to a Boston Celtics home game during the 2010 season
    • Meet & greet with Doc Rivers just after the game
    • Autographed Doc Rivers memorabilia

  2. Los Cabos Package, A five night stay in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico, where quaint colonial architecture, lively marinas and miles of pristine beaches surround your enchanting seaside hideaway.

  3. Jackson Hole Package, Five nights in Jackson Hole, either in a lavish loft just two blocks from Town Square or a fabulous residence in the Snake River Lodge Resort next to Grand Teton National Park

The full details on the auctions, together with links to the actual auctions on eBay are at

Doc Rivers has been a member of Ultimate Escapes for several years. As we reported earlier this week more and more of the destination clubs are partnering with celebrities, particularly sports related ones. The celebrities often act as Ambassadors for the clubs.