Guitar Auctions At Dead & Co’s Wrigley Field Tour Closer Set To Bring In Big Bucks For Charity

first_imgThis Saturday, July 1st, during Dead & Company‘s tour closer at Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field, a pair of special one-of-a-kind D’Angelico guitars will be auctioned off to benefit a variety of charitable foundations hand-selected by members of the band. The auctions are part of the “Participation Row” social action “village” the band brings to each tour stop, co-organized by music-oriented voter registration non-profit HeadCount and environmental group REVERB. Both guitars are Premier Weir SS models, which Bob Weir and D’Angelico designed and developed together, and each one is signed by all six members of Dead & Company (Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti). They are expected to net tens of thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) of dollars for charity.Dead & Co Surprises Fans With Free Webcast Of Beautiful Blossom Show [Full Show Pro-Shot]The first guitar being auctioned off may look familiar to those who have caught the band live this summer: it has been displayed (and available to bid on) at Participation Row at each stop throughout the 2017 summer tour, and already has received bids of nearly $50K. The second guitar will feature a special design to specifically commemorate the Wrigley Field run. Bids will be accepted at “Participation Row” at Wrigley Field throughout Friday night’s show and through the first set of Saturday’s tour finale. The winners will be determined at set break on Saturday night. You can see pictures of both the Summer Tour 2017 D’Angelico Premier Weir SS and its Wriglet Field counterpart in all their glory below:On this summer’s Dead & Company tour, three D’Angelico guitar auctions (of Fenway Park, Shoreline Amphitheatre, and Folsom Field variations of the special edition design) have already generated $70,000 for the band’s various charities, which include HeadCount and REVERB as well as The Rex Foundation, The Jerry Garcia Foundation, The National Parks Conservation Association, Positive Legacy, the Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action and the Veterans Health and Integration Program. Nightly signed poster auctions this tour have also generated an additional $25,000 toward the various charities involved in the “Participation Row” efforts. By the time the band takes the stage for the last time this summer, the total charitable contribution could easily surpass $250,000.HeadCount Co-Founders Marc Brownstein & Andy Bernstein Discuss Effecting Change, One Show At A TimeHeadCount has ran several similar charitable guitar auctions for various events over the past few years. At 2015’s Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago, a D’Angelico guitar signed by members of the Grateful Dead was auctioned off for an eye-popping $526,000. Similar efforts on last summer’s Dead & Co tour netted over $160,000 in contributions. HeadCount also helped produce an event last month where Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar was sold for $1.6 million, generating a total of $3.2 million for the Southern Poverty Law Center after an anonymous donor match.Jerry Garcia Wolf Guitar Raises $3.2M For Charity While Joe Russo’s “Friends With Benefits” Rock Out On It [Photos/Videos]“Dead & Company and their fans are incredibly generous,” said HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein. “They’ve helped turn Participation Row into an active and loving home for all the various causes tied to this community.” Dead & Company concert attendees have also taken nearly 20,000 socially-conscious actions on “Participation Row” throughout the tour, including writing postcards to Congress, registering to vote, and taking quizzes about environmental impact. Any fan who takes three actions is rewarded with a limited edition Dead & Company pin from Participation Row sponsor Clean Energy Advisors. Fans also get a chance to win one more D’Angelico guitar signed by the band in a free drawing.last_img read more

Napoli sack Manager Ancelotti

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Napoli have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti just hours after he helped the Serie A side seal qualification for the Champions League knockout phase. “SSC Napoli has taken the decision to part ways with first-team coach Carlo Ancelotti,” a club statement read. “The friendship and mutual respect between the club, President Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remains intact.” Ancelotti was in charge on Tuesday as his side defeated Genk 4-0, sealing a second-place spot in Group E behind Liverpool. It was the first time that the Partenopei have reached that stage of the competition since 2016-17, but it was not enough to save Ancelotti’s job with his side slumping in recent weeks. Prior to Tuesday’s game Napoli had gone nine games without a win in all competitions, a run that had seen them drop down to seventh in the Serie A table, 17 points behind table-topping Inter. Ancelotti acknowledged that the victory over Genk may not have been enough to save his job after the game, saying that he was due to meet with De Laurentiis to discuss his future.Tags: Carlo AncelottiNapoliUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Lamar Soccer’s Turnaround the Story of the Season

first_imgWith the drastic improvements and a tournament spot clinched nearly two weeks ago, Lamar has not rested on its laurels. Lamar has nearly tripled their scoring since 2016, where the team only netted 13 goals. The Cardinals have racked up 38 this season against all opponents. The defensive end has also improved over two-fold, improving from 40 total goals allowed to just 18 so far in 2017. “This team has really bought into what we are trying to accomplish here at Lamar,” second-year head coach Steve Holeman said. “The returning players are now well-versed on our system, style of play, and training mentality. The new players have made an immediate impact, specifically with our scoring production. Our starting three at the front are all newcomers and have changed our attacking dynamics.” Since then, the Cardinals have carved their way to the top with eight consecutive victories. “No one on this team has ever been to the conference tournament so our sights were definitely set on achieving that,” Holeman added. “Once we clinched a spot, our team knew there was more work to be done. They just continued to take it one game at a time and bring their best effort each time out.” “We know we will have to be organized defensively and efficient in our attack to get a result,” said Holeman. The Cardinals will have their work cut out for them against McNeese, which brings the league’s stingiest defense and most potent offensive weapon, Savannah LaRicci, to Beaumont. The Cowgirls have allowed just six goals in 10 conference games, three of which came in last weekend’s loss at HBU. Make plans to be at the @LamarWSoccer match this Friday at 7pm! LU is playing for their 1st @SouthlandSports Title! #PeckEm pic.twitter.com/F6sOoHCL5d— Lamar Cardinals (@LamarAthletics) October 25, 2017 Lamar started the season with a 5-2-1 nonconference record, including three-straight shutout road wins against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UTRGV and Texas Southern. LU’s two wins to open 2017 already equaled their win total from the 2016 season. The Cardinals opened Southland play with a 3-1 win against Nicholls before dropping a 4-1 decision to defending regular season champion Central Arkansas on Sept. 22. FRISCO, Texas – Just one year after finishing the season with a 1-7-3 Southland Conference record, the Lamar Cardinals claimed at least a share of the regular season championship last Friday. With last weekend’s results, LU will claim sole possession of the title with a win or tie in its last regular season matchup against McNeese tomorrow. If McNeese wins, the two will be named co-champions. Behind LaRicci’s nine goals and five assists (23 points), McNeese is tied with Lamar atop the league rankings with 22 total goals against Southland opponents. A jump from last place in conference standings to first place in one season has never happened in Southland soccer history and is just the fifth time it has occurred in any league sport – most recently Stephen F. Austin football from 2008-09. After spending three consecutive weeks tied atop the league standings with the Cowgirls, the Cardinals separated last Sunday with a win at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a McNeese loss at Houston Baptist. ?? | See what @lamarwsoccer head coach Steve Holeman had to say about their 3-2 win over ACU // #brsn #peckem #luvideo // @lamarathletics pic.twitter.com/r2dlJfRExS— The LAMAR VIDEO ???? (@LAMARVIDEO) October 15, 2017 “We have a lot of respect for McNeese and what they have accomplished. You have two teams playing for a championship in the final game of the season. It doesn’t get any better than that.”last_img read more