As you might have heard, the British super band Coldplay generously offered to help The Sutherland Bipolar Center raise money to help treat individuals with bipolar disorder. As we come closer to the final drawing, we’re taking the Grand Prize, a Fender guitar signed by the band, on tour to several local businesses. We’ll show off the guitar, play a few riffs and answer questions about our incredible once-in-a-lifetime contest.
Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:00pm: Upslope Brewery, Open Mic Night, 1501 Lee Hill Road N20, Boulder 80304
Friday, June 9th, 2017, 6:00pm: The Barrel, 29th St Mall, 1710 29th St #1048, Boulder CO 80301
Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 6:30pm: Liquid Mechanics, 297 US-287 #100, Lafayette, CO 80026
Monday, June 26th, 2017, 11:15am: Boulder Guitars, 2150 Pearl St, Unit B, Boulder CO 80302
Thursday, July 6th, 2017, 5:30pm: Larry’s Guitar Shop, 508 5th Ave, Longmont CO 80501
FINAL DRAWING, Friday, July 7th, 2017, 7:00pm: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304
The Sutherland Bipolar Center, supported by the Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation, has been in existence for nearly 16 years and has helped over 1,500 individuals impacted by bipolar disorder at little to no cost.
Currently, the Center is able to accommodate 30 patients at a time, of adolescent and adult age, and also works with their families. Since their research- and evidence- based treatment center has a reputation in such high regard and there is a great need for its low-cost services, there is a waiting list.
Sutherland Bipolar Center’s patients would not otherwise be able to afford treatment, therefore the Center depends heavily upon grants and donations to stay up and running.
That is why Sutherland Bipolar Center is partnering with the British band Coldplay, who has generously offered to help them to hold a contest with all entry fees going to the Center. The drawing begins now in May, Mental Health Month, and ends on July 7 when the drawing takes place.
Donations that count for an entry have to be at least $25, and the more money donated equals more chances to be entered into the contest. The grand prize? A trip for four including round-trip airfare to Washington D.C. plus hotel accommodations and a rental car to see Coldplay perform live at FedEx Field on August 6.
Plus, the winner receives hospitality passes to meet the band and will even walk away with the signed Fender guitar! Pretty cool.
This is not Coldplay’s first move to help those in need. The band has always considered philanthropy to be important, but it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to benefit a great cause.
“You can make people aware of issues,” Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman said. “…if it can help people, then we want to do it.”
To make a donation and to enter the contest, click below. Remember to get your entries in before July 7 when the campaign will end.
Excerpts of this post were originally published at BoulderSource.com