It looks as if Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue is taking his “cue” from the company’s CEO Tim Cook, as he is now offering a lunch date and a MacBook Air in a charity auction to benefit the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation.
Cue is widely known as a huge basketball fan, and has been seen at many basketball games, including those of his favorite team from Duke University, his alma mater.
The auction, currently up for grabs on CharityBuzz, offers a one hour lunch meeting with Cue at Apple’s Cupertino HQ, and also includes a lovely parting gift, a 13-inch 1.4Ghz MacBook Air with 256 GB of storage, a $1,199 value. The meeting is valid for two people, with lunch included, at a mutually agreed upon date.
The auction page at CharityBuzz reads:
Have lunch with Apple, Inc., Senior Vice-President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue at the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California, and bring home a 13-inch MacBook Air!
Eddy Cue is Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store, the revolutionary App Store and the iBookstore, as well as Siri, Maps, iAd and Apple’s innovative iCloud services. Eddy’s team has an excellent track record of building and strengthening online services to meet and exceed the high expectations of Apple’s customers. He is a 25-year Apple veteran and leads a large organization of amazing people.
The auction ends on Wednesday, July 16th, and high bid is currently at $10,500 for the package worth an estimated $10,000. The auction has apparently been running for almost a month, but wasn’t noticed until earlier today, by the eagle-eyed folks at 9to5Mac.
Cue’s charity, The National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation, is an organization that supports the charitable and educational initiatives of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).