Monday, March 06, 2006

Internet Casino Buys Head of Grateful Dead's Head

From PRNewswire: Buys Four of Jerry Garcia's Toilets

Internet has touched a nation of hippies and Deadheads, as well as aworthy charity, with their latest eBay purchase of four toilets formerly ownedby the legendary Jerry Garcia.

The casino paid just over $5000 to buy the toilets from Henry Koltys, whobought Garcia's 7500-sq-ft house at auction in 1997. He decided that he wouldsell the items in the house, with the money going to charity. Proceeds fromthe auction will go to The Sophia Foundation, and Kids-First Custody andParenting Software.

"We appreciate this donation by to help the SophiaFoundation create a free version of KidsFirst! parenting software to helpprotect children during separation or divorce," said Koltys. "We look forwardto further collaboration with to obtain additionalcontributions and are glad to know the toilets are in good hands. With over 1million divorces in the US and Canada each year, over half with children,there is a real need to help parents avoid conflict and focus on thechildren."

"We are happy to be able to help such a worthy cause and wish The SophiaFoundation all the best in their efforts," said spokespersonDrew Black. "We plan to include Mr. Garcia's toilets in our traveling museum,along with our other eccentric items. Expect the museum's long strange tripto be coming to a town near you sometime this year." wants fans to have some fun with this acquisition,allowing them to take a load off while sitting on the Deadhead King's throne,and maybe even take a picture of their moving experience. Setting the standard in marketing creativity, has devisedsome of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past fewyears. Recently, items such as William Shatner's Kidney Stone, Britney SpearsPregnancy Test, and the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich have garneredextensive worldwide media attention for the casino. has alsoused several of their advertising campaigns to generate over one milliondollars for various charities worldwide.

More information:

Charities: The Sophia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is tobenefit children and families during separation or divorce. Sophia plans todonate a free version of KidsFirst! custody agreement and parenting plansoftware to parents in need. Sophia is located in California and was foundedin 1995.

Kids-First helps separated or divorced parents protect their child fromthe fallout of the split-up. Families in financial need may use the freeversion of Kids-First! to help ensure their children are protected from parentproblems caused during separation or divorce.

This release was issued on behalf of the above organization bySend2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R).


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