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Pretend City Children’s Museum Auctioning One-of-a-Kind T3 Motion Electric Vehicle Autographed by NBA Star Kobe Bryant

Pretend City Children’s Museum today announced its upcoming online auction and fundraiser featuring a one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia item, a T3 Series electric stand-up vehicle (ESV) autographed by NBA Star Kobe Bryant. Donated by Orange County, California-based T3 Motion, Inc., the three-wheeled personal mobility vehicle is one of the most unique sports collectibles ever offered, sporting Los Angeles Lakers colors and signed by Bryant during the museum’s opening ceremony. In addition to the T3 Series, fans can also bid on a pair of Kobe’s autographed game-worn shoes. The auction will begin October 15 on eBay and run for ten days. The winner will be determined on October 26. All proceeds will benefit Pretend City. Please visit and sign up to be notified when the auction goes live.

“We are thrilled to have Kobe Bryant’s participation in this exciting fundraiser,” said Bill H. Lyon, chair of Pretend City’s board of directors and president and COO of William Lyon Homes. “Pretend City’s mission is one of education, and our hope is to put all the money raised toward new exhibits that benefit families and the community at large. I think sports fans and collectors will be very excited to have the chance to own the autographed T3, as it’s truly unlike any other memorabilia item available today.”

“We are excited to partner with Pretend City and donate a T3 vehicle for such a wonderful cause,” said Ki Nam, president and CEO, T3 Motion, Inc. “The public has never had the opportunity until now to purchase a T3 Series, and this will be their one and only chance to own one. We hope fans will show their support and bid on this extraordinary collector’s item, autographed by one of the most renowned sports stars in the world. As an Orange County company, we know the addition of a children’s museum will be very beneficial to the community and are excited to support Pretend City’s environmentally-aware exhibits. The T3 is an all-electric, zero gas emissions vehicle that ties in with the environmental message of Pretend City, and we hope bidders will appreciate that as well.”

Pretend City is the first children’s museum in Orange County to represent a small, interconnected city. Designed for children ranging from infant through eight years old, Pretend City houses 15 permanent exhibits in its 28,000 square foot facility, including a grocery store, farm, doctor’s office, art studio, amphitheater, beach, marina, restaurant and more. Young children and families can meaningfully connect with and expand their world in a hands-on learning environment as they harvest crops, dress up as a police officer, deliver the mail, create art, compose music or put out a fire. Pretend City also features two birthday party rooms, an observation room to facilitate educational or product research, and private event facilities for up to 400 adults. Classrooms for teacher and parent training and school fieldtrip orientation will also be available.

About Pretend City Children’s Museum

Pretend City Children’s Museum is the first educational facility of its kind in Orange County, representing a small interconnected city. The museum builds better brains through whole-body learning experiences, educational programs and over 15 permanent exhibits that empower children to learn about, and meaningfully connect with and expand their world. It is a unique community resource where families, educators and community agencies come together to help each child reach their greatest potential. The museum is located at 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. For more information, please visit

About T3 Motion, Inc.

T3 Motion, Inc. specializes in cost-effective, clean technology vehicle solutions for professional markets including law enforcement, security, retail, government, and the military. The company is dedicated to raising the bar on vehicle environmental standards and green energy solutions. In 2006, T3 Motion revolutionized the world of personal mobility with the introduction of its flagship T3 Series electric stand-up (ESV) vehicle. The foundation of T3 Motion vehicles is the company’s proprietary power management systems that maximize range and minimize recharging time. T3 Motion is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. For information, visit or call 714-619-3600.