WQLZ (Real Rock 97.7)/Springfield, IL, Rock Against Sexual Assault Auction To Raise Funds For Local Rape Crisis Center
June 2, 2016 at 12:48 PM (PT)
MIDWEST FAMILY BROADCASTING Rock WQLZ (REAL ROCK 97.7)/SPRINGFIELD, IL, has launched an online auction to put the power of rock 'n' roll -- as well as some of today's top bands -- to work to raise critical funds for the local PRAIRIE CENTER AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT.
The online auction will give local listeners the chance to bid on autographed guitars, drumheads, CDs, photos and other swag from top artists, including MOTLEY CRUE, SLIPKNOW, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ASKING ALEXENDRIA and BREAKING BENJAMIN, among others.
All money raised will go to support PCASA, which has not received state funding in nearly a year, forcing layoffs and service cutbacks at the rape crisis center, and leaves PCASA at risk of being forced to close its doors.
WQLZ PD/Ops Mgr. WES STYLES explained: “The ROCK AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT auction may be the difference between these vital services being available for CENTRAL ILLINOIS victims of sexual assault, and those victims not being able to get the help they need. With studies showing that one in four girls and one in five boys will be victims of sexual assault by age 18, we cannot afford to let these essential services be further cut back – or watch them disappear entirely.”
Auction items were donated by the bands, record labels, and friends of WQLZ. The items can be viewed and bids can be entered through links that can be found at wqlz.com. Participants can bid as often as they’d like until the auction closes on JUNE 11th. The ROCK AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT auction is also supported by MEDICS FIRST in SPRINGFIELD, IL.