Pat McGee Band and Friends Raise $15,000 at Benefit Concert

Pat McGee Band and Friends Raise $15,000 at Benefit Concert

 

 
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December 2000

 

Pat McGee Band Benefit Concert!

 

 

Pat McGee Band and Friends Raise $15,000 at Benefit Concert

The Pat McGee Band, Howie Day and Virginia Coalition rocked the Paradise Club in Boston at the concert to benefit The Progeria Research Foundation on December 28th, 2000.

Everyone had a great time at the 4 1/2 hour long event. The Pat McGee Band played for over 3 hours, dedicating selected songs to children with Progeria and reminding the audience why they were there.

 

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Prior to the concert, a VIP reception was held for a group of fans who paid extra to meet the band, get a free limited edition poster, eat wonderful food and get a chance to win prizes if they could answer some Pat McGee Band trivia!

A surprise fund-raiser was a guitar raffle: The band raffled off guitars signed by the entire band at several of their recent shows, with all the proceeds given to PRF.

 

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Collection jars placed by the merchandise tables were stuffed to the top with bills by the end of the night. One person put a check for $100 in a jar! THANK YOU, FANS!

The VIP reception, regular ticket sales, guitar raffle and collection jars resulted in a total of over $15,000 being raised! All the bands donated their time, with all the proceeds, minus expenses, going to PRF. THANK YOU, PAT MCGEE BAND, VIRGINIA COALITION AND HOWIE DAY!!!

Thanks also to Steve DiMarco of T's Pub for hosting a delicious steak dinner for the bands before the show, and to Executive Chef Rob Bono of lingo bar and restaurant and EF Center Boston for providing wonderful hors d'ouvres for the VIP reception. Thanks also to the Paradise for hosting the event, and to WBOS and the River for the terrific advertising they did to promote the concert.
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