The Apprentice Season 5 Press Release Featured on Season 5 of NBC’s Hit Show “The Apprentice” Premiering Monday, February 27th at 9/8c on NBC

Charlotte-based company to auction furnishings from the show with all proceeds donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Charlotte, NC, February 23, 2006 -, a leading online retailer of high-quality, handcrafted, North Carolina-manufactured furniture and accessories, announced today that its furnishings will be featured on the upcoming season of The Apprentice, which premieres February 27, at 9/8c on NBC. Clubfurniture provided 14 twin-size Mercer micro-suede headboards with metal bed rails, and two twin-size Mercer micro-suede beds for the contestants’ Trump Tower Suite. “We wanted The Apprentice suite to reflect the Trump lifestyle, so we were looking for refined, upscale furnishings from fresh, unique designers,” said Kelly Van Patter, production designer for The Apprentice “ offers exactly what we wanted, plus they were able to meet our unique needs regarding quantity and a pressing deadline. Since Clubfurniture is an online retailer, I was able to easily and efficiently review their products, and when the furniture arrived it exceeded my expectations.” In season five of The Apprentice, 18 international candidates, with backgrounds ranging from Ivy League graduates to self-made entrepreneurs, endure the scrutiny of Donald Trump and his associates George Ross and Carolyn. The last candidate standing wins the title of The Apprentice and will be given a high-level job within The Trump Organization, with a starting salary exceeding six-figures. “We are excited to be involved with The Apprentice, which has become such a significant part of American culture and with Donald Trump, whose name is synonymous with excellence,” said, Darrin M. King, president of “We want this opportunity to be about more than just our furnishings and accessories, so we will be auctioning the furniture used on the show with proceeds donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.” The auctions will begin on February 27 and will be hosted on eBay. 12 Mercer micro-suede twin headboards and two complete twin-size Mercer beds will be available in auctions (for more information go to: 100% of all proceeds from the auctions will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “We are truly dedicated to curing breast cancer within our lifetime, and we appreciate Clubfurniture contributing to our effort through this auctions,” said, Robbie Finke director of Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “We hope that this will not only aid our efforts through the donation from the auction, but will further enhance the recognition for a need for prevention and a cure for a health issue that effects millions of Americans.” The mission of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. About Founded by brothers Darrin and Jeff King in 1998, is a leading retailer of Internet and catalogue home furnishings. offers leather, fabric and slipcover upholstered furniture and accessories that are handcrafted by skilled artisans, who have hundreds of years of combined experience in creating truly exceptional pieces. Each piece is built to order and shipped directly from our North-Carolina manufacturers. and its products have been featured by numerous leading media, including NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Fine Living Network’s “Catalogue This,” Inc., Entrepreneur, New York Spaces and For more information go to About The Apprentice Donald Trump and his associates George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher are back to test a brand new crop of candidates on their business skills. This season 18 candidates will endure the scrutiny of George, Carolyn, and of course Mr. Trump, as they embark on the job interview of a lifetime. These candidates come from varying backgrounds, ranging from Ivy League graduates, to self-made entrepreneurs with no more than a high school education. Each week two corporations made up of candidates face off against each other in a series of various business oriented tasks. These tasks challenge the candidates to use innovative thinking, superior people skills, and good old-fashioned hard work to be successful. The corporation that wins enjoys a spectacular reward, but the losers go to the boardroom where Mr. Trump grills them on their mistakes. With input from George, Carolyn, and other surprise boardroom guests, Mr. Trump determines who did the worst job and utters those two infamous words "You're fired!" The last candidate standing wins the title of "The Apprentice" and will be given a high-level job within The Trump Organization, with a starting salary exceeding six-figures. About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and genetic research. The Foundation supports scientists at leading medical centers worldwide whose research is focused on achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. A minimum of 85 cents of each dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness programs. In October 2005, $22 million was awarded to 110 researchers across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Israel. Money magazine named BCRF one of America's eight top charities. The Foundation has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, four stars, for four consecutive years, which means BCRF has outperformed most other charities in America in efficiently managing its finances. For more information, visit or call 1.866.FIND.A.CURE.

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