May 12, 2020
#PumpChallenge Charitybuzz Auction for Cancer Awareness and Treatment Harnesses Star Power for Good
The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala transforms to a digital fundraising event, auctioning experiences with Klay Thompson, Shaquille O’Neal, Mike Tyson, Steve Ballmer, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, James Harden, Mark Cuban, Jerry West, Jared Goff, and many more
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Brothers Dana and David Pump once again tapped the most notable luminaries in sports and entertainment to raise funds for their Harold & Carole Pump Foundation dedicated to cancer treatment and awareness — this time through a Charitybuzz auction:


Partnering with Confirmed360, the Pump brothers launched the #PumpChallenge, asking stars to offer up their time to help raise new, unrestricted funds for a vital cause. The #PumpChallenge seeks to raise $1,000,000 for the awareness, treatment and cure of cancer, in honor of Dana and David Pump’s parents, Harold and Carole. 


Fundraising for the #PumpChallenge is taking place at, with an incredible first round of experiences for auction, including: 

  • Dinner and courtside tickets to a Dallas Mavericks game with Mark Cuban
  • Have lunch and train with Mike Tyson
  • Meet Denzel Washington with tickets to his next premiere in LA
  • Meet Steve Ballmer and Doc Rivers plus two courtside tickets to a Clippers game
  • Dinner with Magic Johnson and courtside tickets to a Lakers game
  • Attend one of Jamie Foxx’s famous celebrity house parties
  • Meet Shaq with tickets to the 2021 All-Star Game
  • Round of golf with Jared Goff and Cooper Kupp
  • Meet Klay Thompson with tickets to a Golden State game
  • Meet host of American Ninja Warrior Akbar Gbaja-Biamila plus VIP tour & behind-the-scenes look on set
  • 2021 F1 Monaco Grand Prix ultimate Paddock Club experience, contributed by campaign partner Confirmed360


“This is our organization’s 20th anniversary gala and, instead of sitting back due to the circumstances of the pandemic, our team, Confirmed360 and the dozens of athletes and entertainers involved have doubled-down on our fundraising mission,” said #PumpChallenge co-founder Dana Pump. “We’re not letting anything stop us from finding treatments and raising awareness for cancer. My brother and I are immensely grateful to the generous celebrity donors participating, and to the bidders helping make an important impact.” 


The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation engages the community, sports and entertainment leaders, and those touched by the disease to provide financial support to develop cancer treatments, and to support programs to obtain the most advanced medical technologies. 


As they were no longer able to host a physical gala, the Pump brothers and Confirmed360 turned to Charitybuzz, the leading auction site for cause, which brings remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and luxury items to its global community of high-net-worth bidders. In addition to the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation, Charitybuzz has helped raise more than $400 million for 4,500 non-profit organizations across issue areas — all of which are facing increased demand paired with decreased support at the moment. Although the world is dealing with COVID-19 and its effects, unfortunately, the needs for cancer research, treatment, and awareness-raising have not disappeared. The star power and early success of the #PumpChallenge demonstrate the passion behind this cause and organization, whether in a ballroom or online. 


“Charitybuzz is thrilled to be hosting the #PumpChallenge auction, and committed to bringing new, unrestricted funds to the field of cancer treatment,” said Charitybuzz President Ben Erwin. “We are in the unique position to have the infrastructure, experience and generous, engaged bidding community to maximize the Pump brothers’ A-list network, all digitally. We’re already seeing incredible results and are just getting started.”


Charitybuzz joins Confirmed360 — a global leader in the sports and entertainment experiences space — in support of the #PumpChallenge. Confirmed360 recently inked a multi-year global partnership with Formula 1 Racing and is the Official Concierge of F1.


"We're honored to support Dana and David Pump to ensure the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation can continue to prosper in light of the annual gala's cancelation this year,” said Confirmed360 CEO Matt Ampolsky. “While live events are on pause, Confirmed360 has focused on generating revenue via digital engagements with artists, athletes and celebrities, and on philanthropic opportunities like the #PumpChallenge. When Dana and David communicated their goal was to reach $1,000,000, I made it my mission to shatter that number, and it's great to see we are well on our way to do so. The Confirmed360 team is excited to execute these once-in-a-lifetime celebrity experiences, and bring our entertainment connections and expertise to a charitable cause during these hard times. When you see successful entrepreneurs like Michael [Rubin] and Scooter [Braun] step up and give back it inspires you to want to do your part."


The #PumpChallenge will continue on for the coming months, with a first round of auction lots closing May 27th. To learn more and bid now, please visit