How does a stay at Elton's Venice apartment or house in Nice sound?
On Wednesday night, he decided to include this as part of the auction at EJAF's An Enduring Vision, reported USA Today.
Another impromptu gesture was made by Billie Jean King, who offered a personal coaching session. She also auctioned off a lesson with John McEnroe and tickets to Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
Elton expressed his gratitude to all who contributed, yet acknowledged that less well-heeled people ''have donated small gobs of money, and can help so much just by spreading the word.''