One-of-a-Kind, Authentic Items From Music Legend Carlos Santana's Personal Collection Available Online for the First Time!
Dreamer Auctions' Listing of Santana Collectibles Featured on eBay;
Proceeds Benefit Carlos & Deborah Santana's Milagro Foundation
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary musician and Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah have made available an incredible stash of one-of-a-kind collectibles for an online auction to benefit The Milagro Foundation, a non-profit organization established by the Santanas to serve the needs of at-risk and disadvantaged youth through a broad spectrum of educational, arts and health programs. Each of the unique and rare personal pieces will come complete with a certificate of authenticity signed by Deborah Santana. The sale of these remarkable items is being handled exclusively by San Francisco-based Dreamer Auctions, in conjunction with The Milagro Foundation. Carlos Santana commented that, "The ongoing work of The Milagro Foundation helps young people in need all over the world. It's a blessing that I'm able to further contribute to their efforts by donating many of the interesting things accumulated throughout my career, and it's a beautiful way for the fans to become part of the circle of giving as well." Dreamer Auctions' significant treasure trove of genuine Santana memorabilia features items including: an autographed Fender guitar; an ornately decorated denim vest; the official box from one of Santana's Latin GRAMMY(R) Awards; a custom-made silk suit; a hand-written set list; and a commemorative poster from shows at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium. The listing of these incredible collectibles has been hosted exclusively by Internet giant eBay since June 4, and will continue at the site through June 27. Dreamer Auctions is a for-profit business dedicated to raising funds for non-profit organizations. It is part of MGR Entertainment, Inc., an innovative company working with music artists to manage their brand franchises and create and develop intellectual property-based, revenue-generating opportunities outside of the recorded music arena. MGR has worked with major talents including Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, and LeAnn Rimes. Of their current auction-driven partnership with Santana, MGR Founder, Dean Gelfand says, "It's exciting to have the chance to offer these amazing items to the public. I think this purposeful melding together of rock 'n roll and philanthropy is a great way to generate revenue for a truly worthy cause, and have a lot of fun at the same time." Carlos and Deborah Santana established The Milagro Foundation in 1998. It supports grass roots, community-based, tax-exempt organizations throughout the United States, and in the many countries worldwide touched by the music of Santana. In under three years, The Milagro Foundation has bestowed grants to over one hundred groups working on behalf of young people -- for more information, visit www.milagrofoundation.org. Carlos and Deborah Santana's philanthropic work has also supported many other charitable, including Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Blues for El Salvador, Tijuana Orphans, and San Francisco Earthquake Relief. Carlos Santana is currently at work on the follow-up to his wildly successful RIAA Diamond-status album Supernatural, which has been certified fourteen-times platinum in the United States, with international sales upwards of ten million -- it is the #7 best-selling album of the entire Soundscan era. Supernatural was honored with a record-breaking nine GRAMMYs at the 2000 ceremonies, and swept three major categories at the first annual Latin GRAMMYs. Since its 1999 release, Supernatural has received dozens of other important awards both domestically and internationally, and its vibrant music and joyful spirit continue to reach people around the world. While musical artistry will always be the driving force for international phenomenon Carlos Santana, his humanitarian work via The Milagro Foundation and other causes is equally dear to his heart. Dreamer Auctions' once-in-a-lifetime offering of authentic Santana collectibles is a unique way to take part in the spirit of giving that is so essential to Carlos and Deborah Santana. To see what's available, log onto: http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/dreamer-auctions For further information, please contact: Michael Jensen, 626-585-9575, or Susan Stewart, 530-823-5962, both for Carlos Santana. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X35838988
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