“If I don’t go for 1,000 pesos, I’m going to be upset,” says Matthew Hebert (at left in below photo), Director of Special Events at E. Lund Entertainment and one of the bachelors at the Tigerlily Foundation’s benefit date auction Thursday night at Josephine Lounge.
Hebert was one of about a dozen men and women who put themselves on the auction block to benefit the cause of breast cancer. After a bidding war, his date was out $105 and he was planning a night on the town.
Then there was Larrion Dalton, a world traveler who kisses on the first date, and Dr. Alex Naini, a dentist who could whiten your sweet tooth after a romantic rendezvous to one of her favorite spots, Georgetown Cupcake.
Former D.C. United player Domenic Mediate (right in photo at right), “just wanted someone to bid on [him]” although he claimed that this was his last date auction because “some of [his] previous experiences have been pretty scary.” He planned to take her to Fogo de Chao.
One of the surprises of the night was the opportunity to bid on Tigerlily founder, Maimah Karmo, who ended up fetching more than the $200 she thought she was worth. “I’m hoping we’ll get to have sushi on our date,” she said.
And if you stuck around long enough and were wearing your ‘Save Second Base’ pin, you could join in on the bidding for Brian Mitchell (pictured above). The former Redskin and NFL record holder drew a pretty penny, eventually securing the grand prize of $260 for the night from Robinette S., an extreme football fan.