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Online Charity Auction Features Rare Cigars

Andrew Nagy
Posted: August 12, 2008

Two prominent cigar families are holding an online auction of exclusive cigars to raise money for Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, a group that aids poverty-stricken children of the Dominican Republic.

The Fuente and Newman families helped create the charity in 2001 and expect to raise more than $50,000 through the online auction.

The auction, which began on August 5, is being held at CigarFamily.com and will end on Sunday. Some of the rare items bidders will see include:

— The very last original release box of AF 13 cigars.

— 1 box of 50 Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 Sungrown cigars, hand-selected by Carlos Fuente Jr., and personalized, dated and signed by both Carlos Sr. and Carlos Jr.

— 1 box of 50 Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 cigars with Carlos Sr.'s Don Carlos "My Way" blend, hand-selected by Carlos Sr.

— 1 box of 25 Arturo Fuente 8-5-8 cigars from 1984.

Cigar Family Charitable Foundation's major project is a 23-acre community complex located in the Bonao tobacco-growing region of the Dominican Republic. Nearly 500 students enjoy the complex's amenities, which include a school, medical and dental clinic, sports and recreation facilities, and an organic farm and fishery.

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