Bob Marley's 6.5 million USD guitar will go for charity
Music insider "Gary Guitar" is raising money for charities that he personally believes in worldwide via the "1LuckyFan" and "Five Hundred Million Dollar Industry For Charity Challenge". Three events, giving away guitars previously-owned by Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, and Michael Jackson.
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This international mega charity-based endeavor is to help raise monies for over 30 different charities worldwide that Gary Guitar cares and endorses about through a merit and skills based essay/letter submission. Among the beneficiaries are, The One Love Organization, The Charles Darwin Foundation, Elton John Aids Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Bullying Canada and The Rita Marley Foundation. The goal is to raise $500 million USD per year for each of the three years consecutively starting in 2018 with Bob Marley's guitar at www.bobsguitar.org, Jimi Hendrix's guitar at www.jimisguitar.org in 2019, and then Michael Jackson's guitar at www.mikesguitar.org in 2020.
"Gary Guitar" received the custom Washburn Hawk guitar from his friend Bob Marley in 1979 in Vancouver. He will also be giving away Jimi Hendrix's 1962 Fender Stratocaster "Rose" guitar preceding the Michael Jackson's 1984 Gibson MVX Victory guitar. Gary Guitar believes that “there's really got to be a much better use for the three rare guitars than selling them to some billionaire or for somebody who is a collector and keeps the guitars in their basement, and that for me is to help charities."
Fans can receive the guitars by submitting an essay (750 words or less) through mail or online by clicking "Get Registered" at www.bobsguitar.org explaining why they should receive Bob’s guitar, along with a $10 USD submission fee. Each and every essay/letter received by September 1, 2019 will be processed by an analytics program. They will be chosen by a selection committee and will receive the guitar that was owned from the King of Reggae at the end of the "1LuckyFan" event at the luxury five-star diamond famous Hard Rock Casino Molson Theater in Vancouver, Canada on September 20, 2019. All charity, media and social media representatives will also be invited to interview finalists for their category, and the event will be a live broadcast online headed by Gene Greenwood, a pioneer in his field.
"In regards to the online essay challenge, Gary Guitar states, 'This is divided into nine different categories: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Newspaper, Radio Station, Talk Show Hosts, Youtube, and Wristband.'"
Ian Tostenson, former President and CEO of the David Foster Foundation expressed, "What makes this event incredible is the industry-specific media based charity challenge competition - therefore, I encourage those who are in the specific targeted with the industry challenge between radio stations, newspapers, and talk show hosts worldwide for the "500 Million Dollar Charity Challenge" competition pertaining to corporate social responsibility will greatly benefit from this project."
Gary Guitar, who has always been very fascinated with pop culture also added a charity challenge component for the current top ten Instagram celebrities who are involved with charities. This list includes Selena Gomez @selenagomez, Cristiano Ronaldo @cristiano, Ariana Grande @arianagrande, Beyonce @beyonce, Kim Kardashian @kimkardashian, Kylie Jenner @kyliejenner, Taylor Swift @taylorswift, Dwayne Johnson @therock, Justin Bieber @justinbieber and Neymar da Silve Santos Junior @neymarjr who collectively have a fan base of over one billion people. Whichever Instagram top ten celebrity fan-based submits the most essays to bobsguitar.org in the celebrity's name wins. If that celebrity Instagram is selected, a cheque of one million dollars to the charity of the celebrity's choice will be given. One of the Instagram celebrity fan base essay/letter submissions selected by the analytics program from the winning celebrity will be one of the ten finalists.
Similarly, a challenge of a throwdown competition between North American talk show hosts from television shows, namely, The Ellen Show with Ellen Degeneres, Wendy Williams, Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, The View, Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Conan with Conan O'Brien, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Cobert, Steve with Steve Harvey, and Johnny Carson, has been included.
This charitable project is especially not a lottery, raffle or a game-of-chance. It is a fundraising event through paid essay registrations selected mainly by the merits of the submitted essays. There is no country restriction for any registrant. Registrants must only conform with the laws of where they reside and of Canada.
Registrations have just begun and are now open to the public worldwide.