Friday, October 8, 2010

Ronald McDonald House to auction off Kate's scooter Saturday


The Ronald McDonald House in Hershey on Saturday will celebrate a recent expansion with a silent auction featuring a guitar from the Jonas Brothers, and Kate's regift of the scooter the boys of Orange County Choppers gave her. Tour the newly expanded House, meet characters "Hershey Bar" and "Reese", and enjoy hot dogs and soda.
Bidding for Kate's scooter starts at $5,000.

22 sediments (sic) from readers:

ewww, gross said...

$5000? They won't sell that scooter, charity or no. First of all, no one likes Kate. Second of all, she straddled that scooter in a short skirt. No one wants germs from Kate's giblets and unwashed hands, thank you. Sorry Ronald. The Jonas guitar should fetch good money, at least.

Marie said...

Yeah, good luck with that price, in the economy even if it is for charity and a really good cause, what with Kate's "celebrity status, popularity," whatever you want to call reality TV one-timers I don't think, like the first sell this will be any better. If it is just shoot me! But I sincerely doubt it will sell for that price if at all! HA!

mama san said...

Who, of Kate's fans,unless funded by TLC, could afford to pay that much?

Hippie Chick said...

Again, it's a great charity, but I don't think they'll get that kind of money for Kate's anything. I hope they do, I really do. But why now, Kate? Are there motives behind this? If there are, that is just wrong.

KateSteveandTLCSuck said...

$5,000? Good luck with that.

Kelly said...

Who the HELL wants a pink scooter with paint droppings all over it. I wouldn't care if it was autographed by Christ. I still wouldn't buy the damned thing.

Denise said...

Tour the newly expanded Ronald McDonald House - Oct. 9
Location: Ronald McDonald House, Hershey
Date: October 9, 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Stop by the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, for the Give for Kids event. It will feature a live radio remote by Channel 106.7 FM and tours of the newly expanded Ronald McDonald House.

You can listen on the radio.

DLCF said...

Yeah, the Jonas guitar should do very, very well. I'm surprised more tween stars aren't throwing in--they could really pull in a lot of money for the cause.

Lady in red shirt with name tag looks like she's in the middle of saying "Ohhh... it's so... pink!"
Or some equally patronizing pseudo-compliment.

Man, that scooter is odd-looking with the paint splatters--It's like the OCC guys were told at the absolute last minute that they had to come up with something for Krate so they took the closest thing they could find, painted it with Pepto-Bismol, and Jackson Pollacked the hell out of it.

Just curious said...

Hippie Chick said...

Again, it's a great charity, but I don't think they'll get that kind of money for Kate's anything. I hope they do, I really do. But why now, Kate? Are there motives behind this? If there are, that is just wrong.


I was under the impression that Kate donated the scooter to the Ronald McDonald house. What has the timing got to do with it as it relates to Kate? It no longer belongs to her. Or am I missing something?

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

I hope someone rich buys it, so that the Ronald McDonald House will benefit from it. TLC comes to mind... Come on TLC, do something right for once!

It's just a shame that it is so damn ugly, splattered with paint, kiddie handprints, and Kate's autograph. Ugh! Who the hell wants to be seen riding around on that- totally embarrassing!

On a more positive note, it can be refinished to look like a proper scooter, so there is hope for it.

Barbara said...

Didn't they already try to auction off this atrocity or even sell it once before? TLC just never stops in their attempt to promote this fame whore.

She answers to stumpy said...

Barbara said...

Didn't they already try to auction off this atrocity or even sell it once before? TLC just never stops in their attempt to promote this fame whore.


What has TLC got to do with it? Kate donated her scooter to The Ronald McDonald house. They're auctioning it off, not TLC.

Vanessa said...

Really? Kate donated the scooter? Did she PURCHASE the scooter in order to aution it off? Did she donate anything that COST her something? NOOO, she got paid for that episode, she got the free scooter and she's GIVING IT AWAY. Did she pour any of HER sweat into the fabrication? Other than signing it, what exactly did she donate? Goes back to the consignment crap. Why doesn't she donate alllll those free children's clothes to a woman's shelter? Why didn't she donate the old kitchen to Habitat for Humanity? Why did she charge Jody and Kevin for the FREE beef she got at no cost to her???? TLC has EVERYTHING to do with it because she wouldn't have the scooter in her possession to "donate" without TLC.

Taxes 101? said...

It was a gift to her--except not really. She paid taxes as if it were given to her in cash and she bought it. So it really wasn't a gift but was part of her pay. So now it is more than re-gifting. It actually is a donation which she can take credit for.
I am not in any way trying to say she did something magnanimous--she just cleaned out her garage and found a way to get publicity out of it--but you have to give her at least as much credit as the IRS will.

Moose Mania said...

"What has TLC got to do with it? Kate donated her scooter to The Ronald McDonald house. They're auctioning it off, not TLC."

The scooter was received indirectly through TLC funding and production of the show.

She answers to stumpy said...

Vanessa said...

Really? Kate donated the scooter? Did she PURCHASE the scooter in order to aution it off? Did she donate anything that COST her something? NOOO, she got paid for that episode, she got the free scooter and she's GIVING IT AWAY.


Golly Vanessa, I didn't mean to rattle your cage.

The word "donate" means to "give to a charitable cause. One doesn't have to purchase something before they can donate it. Kate gave/donated the scooter to The Ronald McDonald House. They (Ronald McDonald House) chose to try and auction it off. They tried it once and no one bought it. They're trying again. I don't see how this translates to: "TLC just never stops in their attempt to promote this fame whore," that was posted by someone else, which is what I was referring to when I made my first comment. As in I don't think TLC made the decision that Ronald McDonald House made the decision to try and auction off the scooter today because TLC told them to in an attempt to promote Kate.

Anonymous said...

TLC filmed Kate giving the same scooter to Ronald McDonald House last year. Why is that same bike being donated again? I would be surprised if anyone came up with $5,000 unless it was someone associated with TLC or her publicist. Someone could be trying to clean up her image to make her appear charitable. Maybe TLC made a deal with Donald Trump to take the bike and hire Kate. He'll fire her on the first show and the bike will go home with her in the limo.

Anonymous2 said...

Anonymous said...

TLC filmed Kate giving the same scooter to Ronald McDonald House last year. Why is that same bike being donated again?


Kate isn't donating it again. Ronald McDonald House is trying to sell it in auction again. The pic with this article is from last year.

Darcy said...

Does anyone know if it sold?

Cry Me a River said...

The scooter is so over the top, who would want it? That episode in particular to me is one of the worst. That was about the time I stopped watching. I never could figure out the reason behind it - those guys do nothing but yell and scream at each other and plot against one another. Oh wait that sounds like JK.

Barbra said...

wish people would have their facts straight when they post stuff. Kate donated the scooter last year and it was returned because there was NO interest in it. So being the generous person she is(n't), she redonated it because a year later there should be so much more interest in it seeing as how people are so interested in her (NOT)!

Anonymous said...

She wants the tax write off more than likely. Kate could care less about things that don't make her look good in her mind. She is obsessed with trying to look young and beautiful. Not happening, she is aging very fast. She makes me sick to think she has 8 kids and sells their life so she can have money and try and find fame. She seems more like a prison warden than a mom and more like a it's all about me person so she divorced Jon so she could do as she wanted selfishly thinking Jon would not stop her from leaving the children to go find herself-LOL Jon looks 10000% better than Kate. Cougar and trashy looking Kate. She thinks she is doing something special when in reality everything she does she does for herself, including making her children work to be able to stay in that prison home look alike she has them in. Some of the kids seem to act like her now, done with them too! Kate is as good a done as far as I and many more are concerned. I just post to let her know what a stupid, selfish and miserable human being she is, lame and down right lazy! Boring too!