During my time working in Hollywood, I amassed a tremendous collection of television, radio and movie memorabilia. It really is more than one man can enjoy in his home. So, I have decided to start (selectively) piecing out the collection and donating certain items to the Moving Families Foundation™ for, what we all hope will be, a regular fund-raising eBay auction.
The first Moving Families Foundation eBay auction (starting Friday 7/8 @ 12 noon eastern) will run for ten days and feature three, one-of-a-kind items straight from the set of The Price Is Right.
Bob Barker's Price Is Right Studio Sweater
Rod Roddy's Sparkly Jacket, Tie and Silk Shirt
Bob Barker Autographed Price Is Right Board Game
During my time at The Price Is Right I was forever asking Mr. Barker to autograph something for me. In this case it's a brand new copy of the New 2nd Edition Price Is Right Board Game.
Not only will you see Mr. Barker's beautifully flowing autograph (in black Sharpie) on the front of the box, but inside the game-box is a Check Game check that is ALSO autographed by Bob (in black Sharpie). When I took the check out of the box to have Mr. Barker sign it, Bob quipped, "Wow! Great idea! My signature should have been on these checks from the beginning."
The winning bidder is really getting two Bob Barker autographs with this one small item (keep one autographed item, gift the other to someone else). It's a collector's dream!
So when, where and how can you bid on these museum-quality Price Is Right items? Well, the Moving Families Foundation's first eBay fund-raising auction will start on Friday (7/8/20) at 12 noon eastern and will last ten days. Starting bids on all items will be $1 and there are no reserved bids. Everything will be sold, regardless of the final bid. But please be generous... this IS for charity. :)
Go to Ebay.com and search for the Moving Families Foundation's Ebay site, or just click the button below to be redirected there now.
I thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing YOUR name as one of the bidders on these three TPIR related items.
- Rich Fields
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About The Author:
Rich Fields is a nationally known television and radio personality, who (among other things) was the announcer on America's favorite family game show, The Price is Right. Rich is the only announcer in TPIR history to have worked on-camera with both Bob Barker and Drew Carey. Rich Fields is also an Emmy Award winning television news veteran who spent six and a half years alone at CBS News, Los Angeles. Rich is also a veteran at moving, having been uprooted and relocated 19 times in his lifetime.
I have had a blessed life with a long and successful broadcasting career. And I had often thought my tenure of working with both Bob Barker and Drew Carey on The Price Is Right was going to be the highlight of that career. Heck, I've even won an Emmy Award for my work in television news. What more could anyone want?
Well, after meeting and listening to the folks at the Moving Families Initiative® and the Moving Families Foundation®, I found out that by working through them, I could actually have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of millions of families who are in the middle of a transition or change in their lives. And... I could especially have a tremendous impact on the lives of young children.
Positively impacting the lives of our youth is something that I am very passionate about. And the good that will come from this new endeavor of mine with MFI and MFF will far out-weigh anything that I could have ever done during my career in Hollywood. That's why I've gotten involved with the Moving Families Initiative.
I know a lot about moving too. I have moved many more times than the average person on the planet. For instance, I had moved four times by the age of sixteen and ten times by the age of twenty-five. In total, I have moved nineteen times in my lifetime. I know what it's like to be uprooted and saddled with the task of changing towns, schools, jobs, and friends. It's not easy!
So, when I learned that the Moving Families Initiative and the Moving Families Foundation had a special love for children ages nineteen and younger who are struggling with moving, I knew that I had to get involved.
MovingFamiliesInitiative.com is a connectivity platform designed to assist anyone and everyone who is going through a move. A major part of MFI's focus is placed on assisting children ages 19 and younger in dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of changing neighborhoods, schools and friends when they are caught up in a move.
The Moving Families Initiative's aim is to provide families access to the following when they have to move or relocate:
MovingFamiliesInitiative.com is also the gateway to help from the Moving Families Foundation. The foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that focusses on assisting children ages nineteen and younger who are struggling through a move. A move could come about due to a parental split. Maybe Mom or Dad got a new job in another city. Maybe you are forced to move due to economic circumstances. It doesn't matter. Anyone going through a move can apply for assistance.
One of the core principals that the Moving Families Foundation believes in is getting young children back into the extracurricular activity of their choice, once they've relocated to their new home. Getting a youngster back into their preferred activity helps them to meet new friends their age, who have the same interests. So, the Moving Families Foundation offers extracurricular activities scholarships to help pay for those extracurricular fees or dues. There are also college scholarships available for any teenager going through a move during their high school years.
There are a number of ways that the Moving Families Initiative and the Moving Families Foundation can help a family that is on the move. So, if you or someone you know has to move or relocate, direct them to MovingFamiliesInitiative.com. Once there, click the "contact me" button in the navigation bar at the top of that page. You can also click the Get Started Here button below.
- Rich Fields
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About the Author
Rich Fields is a nationally known television and radio personality, who (among other things) was the announcer on America's favorite family game show, The Price is Right. Rich is the only announcer in TPIR history to have worked on-camera with both of the show's hosts, Bob Barker and Drew Carey. Rich Fields is also an Emmy Award winning television news veteran who spent six and a half years alone at CBS News, Los Angeles. Rich is also a veteran at moving, having been uprooted and relocated 19 times in his lifetime.