For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Barlak, (973) 539-4425

April 19, 2013

Betty White, Maroon 5 Items in The Seeing Eye Online Auction

Bid on autographed Maroon 5 guitar, dinner with Betty White April 22- May 1

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The Seeing Eye 5th Annual Online Auction will open at 9 a.m. on April 22 and close at 9 p.m. on May 1. All items in the auction catalog are donated by generous individuals and organizations, and all proceeds from the final sale price of each item go directly to support The Seeing Eye’s mission of enhancing the independence and dignity of people who are blind and visually impaired through the use of Seeing Eye® dogs. All items won by bidders ship for free.

Maroon 5 fans will enjoy bidding on a Fender Squier Bullet guitar signed by members of the band! For the sports fan, top items include two footballs hand signed by more than 60 AFC and NFC team members of the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, including Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, and many more. Fans of USA Network’s hit television series White Collar can win a chance to visit the set, meet stars of the show and have lunch with the production crew.

Dinner with Betty White is among several “one of a kind” experiences being offered in The Seeing Eye online auction. Betty White has been a longtime supporter of The Seeing Eye, having starred in educational videos, radio public service announcements and contributing to The Seeing Eye Online Auction each year.  

“We’re thrilled to offer some exciting new items in The Seeing Eye Online Auction, including collectibles signed by Maroon 5 and NFL stars like Peyton Manning,” said The Seeing Eye’s President & CEO Jim Kutsch. “Dinner with Betty White is always our top auction item and we’re pleased to offer the opportunity to dine with a much-loved American icon like Betty. All auction proceeds support our mission to increase independence and mobility for people who are blind and visually impaired through Seeing Eye dogs.”

Auction categories include getaways, designer items, gift baskets for dog lovers, sports tickets and memorabilia, entertainment packages and accessibility products. Pamper mom for Mother’s Day with products just for her (items will ship in time for the holiday). Some exciting auction items include getaways to New York, Orlando and the Bahamas; a tour for two at The Seeing Eye’s breeding station; naming a Seeing Eye puppy; a day with a Seeing Eye instructor that includes a blindfold walk with a Seeing Eye dog; and a Hims Voice Sense BT with Sendero GPS. Visit for more information about the auction.

Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing Eye® dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness. The Seeing Eye is a philanthropy supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts.

The Seeing Eye is a trademarked name and can only be used to describe the dogs bred and trained at the school’s facilities in Morristown, N.J. If you would like more information on The Seeing Eye, please visit the website at, call (973) 539-4425, or email