Neko Case Raffling Off Middle Cyclone Cover Car

01/14/2011
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Anti- had this bit of news: Neko Case will give away her beloved classic 1967 Mercury Cougar to one lucky drawing winner to benefit 826 National.

The burgundy-colored Cougar is featured on Case's Grammy-nominated album cover Middle Cyclone.

Commencing on Monday, February 14 and closing to the lucky drawing winner on Friday, February 18, 2011 the Mercury Cougar-Rama Muscle Car-'Splosion will feature the muscle car filled with road trip goodies—Rand McNally guides, gift certificates to Chipotle, a year's supply of Tazo Tea and much, much more.

Beginning on Monday the 14th, 826 National will draw a prize a day for five other lucky winners including: the ANTI- catalog of records, a 60-disc Matador Records sampler, Poketo's Road Trip prize pack, a drum head signed by The New Pornographers, Neko's limited-edition 1966 Gretsch Silver Duke guitar, a Gibson guitar signed by members of the Speaking Clock Revue including Elton John, Elvis Costello, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Leoon Russell, and T Bone Burnett, an Adidas prize pack, Dinner for 10 from Chipotle, a Carr Amplifier and much more. The winner of the car will be drawn on Friday, February 18th.

Limited edition, custom Poketo T-shirts designed by Case are being sold in conjunction with the online event in 826 chapter storefronts across the country and online at www.826national.org/store.

This drawing seeks to raise both money and awareness for the 826 National writing centers, co-founded by award-winning educator Nνnive 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 served over 24,000 students and produced 800 student-authored publications, with all programs free of charge for students, classes, and schools.

Tickets for the drawing are:
1 @ $45
2 @ $75
3 @ $100
4 @ $120
5 @ $135
10 @ $250

and can be purchased at www.nekocase.com/auction.

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