INDIANAPOLIS (March 13, 2013) – Klipsch, the world’s leading global speaker manufacturer, in collaboration with Klipsch Music Center, a Live Nation Entertainment venue, and Auctions America, announces today the upcoming auction of the brand’s custom-made Orange County Chopper motorcycle featuring signatures from the world’s most famous recording artists. Debuting at Auction America’s Auburn Spring event, May 9-11, the motorcycle will be sold to the highest bidder with all funds benefitting Make-A-Wish® to help grant wishes to Indiana-native children.
“While no stranger to charity, this endeavor is by far the most exciting and rewarding experience we have ever conceived as a company” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “With the help of our valued partners at Live Nation and Auctions America, we are honored and humbled to impact the lives of deserving Indiana children, while also sharing our passion for live music with the custom collector community.”
“Klipsch is a great partner and we are thrilled to be involved in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to help raise money and awareness for an amazing organization,” said Kelly Ford, Senior Director of Sponsorship Sales for Live Nation – Midwest Music.
Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America added, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Klipsch and Live Nation for this exciting fundraising initiative, and are proud to lend our auction services to support Make-A-Wish and help grant wishes to children battling life-threatening medical conditions in Indiana. Not only does the auction provide a wonderful opportunity for enthusiasts to acquire a one-of-a-kind collector’s item, but to also support a great organization to deliver hope, strength and joy to local children when they need it most.”
“We are truly grateful for the generosity of Klipsch and their dedication to our mission,” said Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Corporate Campaigns Manager Amy Nelson. “Funds raised from the auction of the Orange County Chopper motorcycle will help bring the magic of a wish come true to local children battling life-threatening medical conditions.”
Auctions America’s Auburn Spring event returns to the historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Ind. on May 9-11. A spring tradition for global collectors and enthusiasts, the annual event combines a multi-day auction, swap meet and car corral to make for a wonderful celebration of all things automotive. The custom-made motorcycle will be available for preview at the Auburn Auction Park from Wednesday, May 8 through Friday, May 10 ahead of its sale on Saturday, May 11.
Upon becoming the name-in-title sponsor of Indiana’s Klipsch Music Center, Klipsch unveiled plans to extend its fundraising efforts with Make-A-Wish. After housing the branded Orange County Chopper—equipped with Klipsch speakers—onsite at the amphitheater over the course of the 2012 concert season, the motorcycle now features more than 50 signatures from artists including Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, KISS, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Bush, Jimmy Buffett, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley to name a few. Over the years, Klipsch has worked closely with Make-A-Wish in Indiana to grant wishes to children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
For more information on Klipsch and its products, please visit http://www.klipsch.com.
For more information on Klipsch Music Center, please visit http://www.klipschmusiccenter.com.
For more information on Live Nation Entertainment, please visit http://www.livenation.com.
For more information on Auctions America, please visit http://auctionsamerica.com.
For more information on Make-A-Wish, please visit www.makeawishindiana.org.
About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial speakers, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
About Auctions America
Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and collectible motorcycles. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time vehicle specialists, who offer over 140 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @auctionsamerica.
About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is the largest of the 63 Make-A-Wish® chapters in the country in terms of territory, wishes granted, children waiting for their wish to come true and potential Wish Children. Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana fulfilled 865 wishes last program year – more wishes than any Make-A-Wish® chapter in the country in the history of the nationwide organization. Currently, there are more than 200 children in Indiana waiting for their wish to come true. You can help share the power of a wish® by volunteering, contributing financially, donating frequent flier miles, or remembering Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana in your planned giving by calling (877) 206-9474. Currently, Make-A-Wish is in need of volunteers in Northern and Southern Indiana. For more information, visit our websites at makeawishindiana.org, wishwalkers.org and BIGwishgala.org.
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