FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Crystal Cattano, Owner
AARIUS Studios / Old Bridge, NJ
Monday, August 01, 2011
“MUSIC TO BENEFIT ANIMALS” FUNDRAISER
How many ways can we say “thank you” to everyone? What a great and successful fundraiser! The fundraising activities began on June 11th, during our studio’s annual Open House featuring Core Device and our AARIUS Institute of Music (AIM) instructors. It continued on Saturday, July 16th, at Seven Days in Union Beach, NJ, with the AARIUS All-Stars (4420), Last Red Ember, Zodiac Mary, and Headbanger. Over the past two months we were able to successfully raise $1,700 for the Associated Humane Societies (AHS)!
AARIUS Studios would like to extend our appreciation to all the bands that participated in this fundraiser benefit. As much as we are “all about the music,” everyone came together to make this “all about the animals.” It is with sincere gratitude that we say thank you to each and every one of you.
We would also like to give a big shout-out to our friend, John “JD” DeServio (Black Label Society / Cycle of Pain) for donating his valuable time, making himself available to us, and presiding over the selection of all the winning sweepstakes tickets on Friday, July 29th, at AARIUS Studios. JD was also kind enough to donate one of the prize giveaways. Thank you, JD!
In addition, we are extending our sincerest appreciation to everyone that supported and attended these fundraiser events for AHS, especially the volunteers and fellow event sponsors. They include:
- Aarius Girlz
- Aquarian Weekly
- GoLightly Photography™
- Guitar Center
- JZ Guitars™
- Zenergy Entertainment Group
Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to our studio crew for their tremendous effort in assisting us achieve the success we did for this important cause. Thanks again, Pat Linfante, Ed Fenton, and Shottie Shotwell. We are also pleased to introduce our new friends, the very handsome “Wilson” along with Amy and Scott Crawford from the Associated Humane Societies (AHS).
WINNER’S AND PRIZES FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES DONATIONS
- Uni V. Sol = 2 Hour Music Rehearsal Session from AARIUS Studios
- Charlie Hevlitt = Web Splash Page and Bus. Cards (or 250 Club Cards) from WWP
- Tony Gabriele = Photo Session with Sandi Murphy of GoLightly Photography
- Bruce Sanchez = $100 Guitar Center Gift Certificate
- Scott Crawford = $50 Gift Certificate for TOMMYPOPART.COM
- Cynthia Hixon-Martin = ¼ page ad in The Aquarian Weekly
- Cheryl Rovendro = BLS (Order of the Black – European Release) and Cycle of Pain CDs.
- Winner of the custom Mac10 guitar, hand-crafted from Honduras mahogany, detailed with a zebrawood top, and finished in a transparent orange gloss by JZ Guitars™ is:
The generosity displayed for this fundraiser has made such a difference in assisting AHS with providing the highest quality of care to all animals, rescues, housing, veterinary care and placements. In closing, please accept our heartfelt thanks for all the quality prize donations. This fundraiser was a huge success, in part due to everyone’s help, contributions and donations.
Crystal and Joe Cattano
Owners / AARIUS Studios
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