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    Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:26:00

    Neko Case is Giving Away Her 1967 Mercury Cougar in Three Weeks - You can bid on it so she is "sorta" giving it away

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    Grammy-nominated musician Neko Case is giving away her beloved 1967 Mercury Cougar, featured on the cover of her Grammy-nominated album Middle Cyclone and filled with prizes from Poketo, Adidas, Chipotle, Rand McNally, Tazo, and Anti-, in a raffle to benefit 826 National, which provides free tutoring and literacy programs to more than 24,000 students in eight cities nationwide. A car? Filled with lots of cool stuff? I want, I want, I want.

    With less than three weeks to enter, tickets can be purchased now by going here. The Grand Prize winner will be selected on March 18, 2011, so you still have three weeks to enter.

    In addition to the Grand Prize, 826 National will draw a prize per day beginning Monday, March 14th, 2011. Prizes will include:

    • Neko's limited-edition 1966 Gretsch Silver Duke guitar
    • A Gibson acoustic guitar signed by members of the Speaking Clock Revue including Elton John, Elvis Costello, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Leon Russell, and T Bone Burnett
    • A Carr Amplifier
    • Music from Matador Records, SubPop Records, Secretly Canadian, and Astralwerks

    Proceeds of this raffle support of 826 National writing centers, co-founded by award-winning educator Nínive Calegari and award-winning author Dave Eggers. 826 National centers are located in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Ann Arbor, Boston, and Washington, DC. Last year, 826 chapters produced 800 student-authored publications, with all programs free of charge for students, classes, and schools.

    Limited edition, custom Poketo T-shirts are being sold in conjunction with the online event in 826 chapter storefronts across the country and online by going here.

    This contest was previously announced and had been delayed. Ticket sales are now re-opened and the drawings will proceed March 14th and conclude with the Grand Prize drawing on March 18th.

    One ticket costs $45, two tickets costs $75, and all extra tickets after two cost $25 each (there is no individual limit on ticket sales!). For more information, go here.

    Are you going to bid on Case's car?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.25.11




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