National Basketball Association center Yao Ming is raising money for
victims of the May 12 earthquake in his native China, by holding a
raffle for a trip to the Beijing Olympics next month.
for the raffle cost $2 (US) and can be purchased with a credit card on
a special Internet site
winner will be announced July 21, and will receive round-trip airfare
from a U.S. city to Beijing, a seven-day hotel stay in Beijing, two
tickets to the China-USA basketball game, $1500 dollars in cash, and a
guided tour of the Great Wall of China.
Yao created a personal
foundation in late June, saying its first projects would help children
left homeless by the earthquake in Sichuan province.
Some information for this report was provided by AP.