Friday, April 27, 2012

George Clooney Puts The "Fun" In Fundraising, Says First Lady Michelle Obama

Tons o' fun for $3! "Don't miss out," First Lady says...
First Lady Michelle Obama
is well acquainted with George Clooney's many charms as a dinner companion, since the hunky movie star was seated beside her at the State Dinner for the United Kingdom (above). On Friday, Mrs. Obama sent her first e-mail about the 'Obama, Clooney & You' sweepstakes, urging supporters to enter--and advising that Clooney is all about "fun."

"We know you're working hard for this campaign, but we also want you to have some fun--and that's where George Clooney comes in," Mrs. Obama wrote.

Her e-mail follows a string of e-mails from President Obama and his aides, as well as a constant promo for the contest on @BarackObama's Twitter account.

"If you chip in between now and Monday, you'll be automatically entered for the chance to join Barack at George Clooney's house on May 10th," Mrs. Obama wrote. "Don't miss out--make a donation of $3 or whatever you can."

Non-winners will be paying $40,000 to have some fun with Clooney. The dinner event is co-hosted by DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and will be at Clooney's Craftsman-style Los Angeles manse, located at the top of a secluded canyon just to the east of Beverly Hills.

Two winners will be chosen, and each can bring a guest. The Campaign is paying hotel and coach-class airfare, a detail they're also promoting. The prize is taxable to the winners at the assigned retail value of $1,600. The deadline to enter is April 30th. Click here for the Official Rules.

The President and First Lady will have a chance for some more fun with Clooney on Saturday, when all will attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton.  


The subject line of Mrs. Obama's email was "Where George Clooney comes in." (Above: The logo for the sweepstakes)

The text:

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We're up against a critical fundraising deadline this coming Monday, and we need your help.

We know you're working hard for this campaign, but we also want you to have some fun -- and that's where George Clooney comes in.

If you chip in between now and Monday, you'll be automatically entered for the chance to join Barack at George Clooney's house on May 10th.

Don't miss out -- make a donation of $3 or whatever you can:

https://donate.barackobama.com/Barack-and-George

Thanks, and good luck,

Michelle

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*Photo by Getty/pool