What do you get when you bring together Tribal casinos, famous music acts, 15 autographed guitars, and a worthy cause? A rockin’ fundraiser raising critical dollars for the Notah Begay III Foundation.
The Native Strong Comedy Slam added a new element in its sixth year, a 100% virtual, on-line guitar auction. Tribal casinos from across the country generously donated autographed guitars signed by famous musicians – Wynonna Judd, Loverboy, Styx, Foreigner, and more! After the 2020 Comedy Slam show was cancelled due to Covid, the fundraising went fully digital – music lovers from across the country bid on autographed guitars in an online auction closing July 2021.
Deana Scott, Raving CEO, shared, “what I love about this event was the collaboration between Native casinos, artists, and the industry that came together to support the NB3 Foundation during a really difficult time. Just that people contributed, even amid the uncertainty of the pandemic, was inspiring to watch.”
Music fans plus event supports, AGEM, Bold Concepts and University of Phoenix, contributed to the success of this year’s event. Through online guitar bids and donations, $10,000 was raised for the NB3 Foundation.