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Charity Auction Series Wraps Up with BIG Items

  • Charity Auction Series Wraps Up with BIG Items

    CHARITY AUCTION SERIES TO BENEFIT
    CAMP GOOD DAYS & SPECIAL TIMES

    Charity Auction Series Wraps Up with BIG Items

    Syracuse, NY - Since August 2007, the progressive rock band Dream Theater has been donating items for a charity auction to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. Camp Good Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. For 29 years, Camp Good Days has been providing free residential camping programs at their Recreational Facility in Branchport, New York as well as year-round support activities. Such an accomplishment would never be possible without friends like Dream Theater and events like this charity auction.

    The Dream Theater Charity Auction Series was intended to coincide with the band's "Chaos in Motion" tour schedule; as the tour has just ended, the auction will be ending as well. There are smaller auction items that will be added to the Ebay site daily over the next two weeks (band autographed t-shirts, cd's, dvd's and posters) and two significant items at the auction's end. The first, a "Music Man" John Petrucci-model guitar, which Ernie Ball has generously built and donated for this cause, will be added to the auction on Wednesday, July 2nd and will be available for 7 days. The second item is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind shirt. Dream Theater offers a concert t-shirt with their likeness in cartoon animation. We have available one of these shirts, signed by all members of the band. However, with that will also be a child's size version of the shirt, signed by each of the band member's children (ranging in age from 2 to 12)! Both shirts will be put up for auction on July 9th and will be available for 7 days. The child-autographed shirt is the result of the band member's children wanting to do their part to help raise money for Camp Good Days and so seemed like the perfect way to end the Charity Auction Series.

    About Camp Good Days and Dream Theater:
    The Charity Auction Series is the brainchild of siblings Mike Portnoy, drummer for Dream Theater and Samantha Cattaneo, Syracuse Office Coordinator for Camp Good Days. Samantha is a pediatric cancer survivor herself, and so the mission of Camp Good Days has been one that both Mike and she appreciated. Her disease has obviously helped steer her career toward Camp Good Days. Her brother's success with Dream Theater seemed a fortuitous way to gain support for such a worthy organization.

    Posted by Dream Theater Jun 25, 11.
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on June 25, 2011 - 9:07pm

CHARITY AUCTION SERIES TO BENEFIT
CAMP GOOD DAYS & SPECIAL TIMES

Charity Auction Series Wraps Up with BIG Items

Syracuse, NY - Since August 2007, the progressive rock band Dream Theater has been donating items for a charity auction to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. Camp Good Days is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. For 29 years, Camp Good Days has been providing free residential camping programs at their Recreational Facility in Branchport, New York as well as year-round support activities. Such an accomplishment would never be possible without friends like Dream Theater and events like this charity auction.

The Dream Theater Charity Auction Series was intended to coincide with the band's "Chaos in Motion" tour schedule; as the tour has just ended, the auction will be ending as well. There are smaller auction items that will be added to the Ebay site daily over the next two weeks (band autographed t-shirts, cd's, dvd's and posters) and two significant items at the auction's end. The first, a "Music Man" John Petrucci-model guitar, which Ernie Ball has generously built and donated for this cause, will be added to the auction on Wednesday, July 2nd and will be available for 7 days. The second item is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind shirt. Dream Theater offers a concert t-shirt with their likeness in cartoon animation. We have available one of these shirts, signed by all members of the band. However, with that will also be a child's size version of the shirt, signed by each of the band member's children (ranging in age from 2 to 12)! Both shirts will be put up for auction on July 9th and will be available for 7 days. The child-autographed shirt is the result of the band member's children wanting to do their part to help raise money for Camp Good Days and so seemed like the perfect way to end the Charity Auction Series.

About Camp Good Days and Dream Theater:
The Charity Auction Series is the brainchild of siblings Mike Portnoy, drummer for Dream Theater and Samantha Cattaneo, Syracuse Office Coordinator for Camp Good Days. Samantha is a pediatric cancer survivor herself, and so the mission of Camp Good Days has been one that both Mike and she appreciated. Her disease has obviously helped steer her career toward Camp Good Days. Her brother's success with Dream Theater seemed a fortuitous way to gain support for such a worthy organization.