Musician Neko Case will give away her beloved classic 1967 Mercury Cougar, featured on her Grammy-nominated album Middle Cyclone, to one lucky winner in a raffle to benefit 826 National. The Grand Prize winner will be selected on March 18, 2011, and tickets can be purchased at NekoCase.com/auction today or by calling directly, (415) 730-7526.
I wrote about this back in August last year and now finally, an incredible collaboration and fundraiser comes to life. We love Neko Case and are excited to support one of our favorite non-profit organizations, 826 National. 826 National provides free tutoring and literacy programs to more than 24,000 students in eight cities nationwide.
We are honored that Neko asked us to be part of this fundraiser. As if her car was not enough to get people excited, she wanted to invite her favorite peeps to fill it with goodies. So, Neko designed a Poketo tee shirt special for the event! The proceeds of raffle tickets for the car and the tees are will go directly to fund 826 Nationals programs and chapters across the country. Support 826 now by purchasing the Poketo x Mercury Cougar-Rama Muscle Car-’splosion tee shirt designed by Neko Case for this special fundraiser! Yes, Neko Case hand drew these two designs for 826 and Poketo!
Learn more about the auction and check out more pics of this famed 67′ Mercury at nekocase.com/auction. The video pretty much explains it all… and, did you spot it? Neko is wearing a Poketo tee!!