Insomniac 'EDC Week Charity Auction' Raises $70k For Culture Shock Las Vegas
May 19, 2015 at 12:07 PM (PT)
INSOMNIAC’s first-ever "EDC Week Charity Auction" came to a close on FRIDAY, MAY 15th, raising almost $70,000 for CULTURE SHOCK LAS VEGAS (CSLV). The 10-day online auction was the first of its kind surrounding any music festival, attracting more than 2,000 fans to eBAY GIVING WORKS to bid on unique, ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL-inspired experiences.
INSOMNIAC brought more than 50 EDC Week auction items to life, partnering with more than one dozen local businesses including TAO GROUP, MAVERICK HELICOPTERS, MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL, HAKKASAN GROUP, LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, SLS LAS VEGAS, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL, BLUE MAN GROUP, THE LINQ and INTERSCOPE RECORDS, among others.
“INSOMNIAC and our 'EDC Week Charity Auction' partners are so excited that we were able to raise approximately $70,000 for CULTURE SHOCK LAS VEGAS,” said INSOMNIAC Founder/CEO PASQUALE ROTELLA. “I am so happy and grateful that our very first charity auction captured the excitement of so many people in LAS VEGAS and the dance music community. CULTURE SHOCK is such an amazing non-profit and the work they do truly embodies the spirit of EDC – rejecting hatred and inspiring positivity for kids and teens.”
All of the proceeds raised by the online auction are being donated directly to the non-profit organization CULTURE SHOCK LAS VEGAS, a group dedicated to providing a safe and fun after-school environment for local youth. With the money raised, CULTURE SHOCK will be able to offer even more kids and teens a brighter future through dance and the creation life-long friendships.
“It’s a beautiful thing to see the community come together to participate in such an exciting event while making a great impact in so many children’s lives,” said CULTURE SHOCK LAS VEGAS Executive Director VANGIE BISQUERA. “With this money, we will be able to change the future of this organization by renting stable studio space for our dancers and allowing more students to join our program.”
During EDC Week, INSOMNIAC will take over the LAS VEGAS STRIP, JUNE 16th-22nd, which will also bring the return of the dance music industry's premiere gathering, the EDMBIZ CONVERENCE AND EXPO, from JUNE 16th to 18th at the COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS for three days of panels and networking.
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