Insomniac’s Third Annual EDC Week Charity Auction and First Ever Surreal Sweepstakes Raises Record Breaking $162,000 for
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
The total funds raised will go towards enhancing art programs
at all 14 Boys & Girls Clubhouses in Southern Nevada
Insomniac, the production company behind North America’s largest three-day dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, partnered with eBay for Charity and Surreal to give back to the communities of Southern Nevada with the third annual EDC Week Charity Auction and first-ever EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes. Hundreds of participating fans raised over $162,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, which will fund fourteen comprehensive art programs across the region. During the EDC Week Charity Auction and Surreal Sweepstakes, thousands of bids were made for over 75 once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
“With each year of the EDC Week Charity auction, I am so grateful for the outpouring of support we receive from our fans and the community,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “We partnered with Surreal for the first time to give everyone a fair shot at winning a special experience this year, and the response was incredible. Thank you to all that participated, because of you we raised our highest total yet for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.”
During two unique phases of the EDC Week Charity Auction, fans from around the world had the opportunity to bid on unbelievable EDC experiences through eBay for Charity. Prizes included the chance to win The Golden Ticket to 10 Insomniac events throughout the year, to propose on stage at EDC Las Vegas, to take a helicopter tour over the festival and more. Headliners could also bid on creating priceless memories with some of their favorite artists, including the chance to pop champagne with Armin van Buuren, have a pizza party with Showtek, race across the track with Excision and much more.
As an extension of the EDC Week Charity Auction, Insomniac partnered with Surreal to launch the first EDC Week Charity Sweepstakes, where fans could enter to win a variety of experiences with the biggest names in dance music. During the festival, the winning fans will watch Major Lazer on stage, ride the Artist Ferris Wheel with Marshmello, catch Martin Garrix at OMNIA, take a helicopter tour of the festival with Pasquale Rotella, and more.
“When we discovered we were going to be the recipients of this year’s EDC Week Charity Auction and Surreal Sweepstakes, we never imagined such an incredible outpouring of generosity and support,” said Andy Bischel, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. “With these funds, we will be able to enhance 14 fully developed art programs, buy supplies, and foster creativity for our kids across Southern Nevada.”
Since the launch of the EDC Week Charity Auction in 2015, Insomniac, eBay For Charity, artists and premier Las Vegas businesses have raised over $355,000 for local nonprofits including Culture Shock Las Vegas, The Shade Tree, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. For additional information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and the EDC Week Charity Auction, please visit www.ebay.com/insomniac.
A limited number of tickets are still available for EDC Las Vegas 2017. To purchase your tickets and to stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding EDC Las Vegas, head to ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.
About Surreal (givesurreal.com)
Surreal is a fundraising platform that partners with celebrities and social media influencers to offer their fans unforgettable experiences and content, with proceeds going to the charity of their choice. To participate, anyone can donate as little as $5 for a chance to win the experience –providing an engaging way to create positive exposure, raise awareness, and make a difference in the world. Follow us on Instagram.
About eBay for Charity
eBay for Charity is a platform that enables members of the eBay community to donate to causes in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate anywhere between 10-100 percent of the proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $725 million dollars have been raised on eBay for Charity.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization that operates 14 facilities in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 20,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. These Clubhouses offer children ages K-12th grade a variety of daily creative, fun and educational programs. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Keep up with BGC events and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information visit www.bgcsnv.org or call 702-367-2582.
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.
Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac’s events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Australia and Brazil. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2016.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.