Abused and Neglected Children to Benefit from Charity Auction
of Jerry Garcia Curiosities
December 18, 2005
SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) Famed rocker
Jerry Garcia's curiosities and fixtures will be auctioned on eBay
beginning December 18 as a 100% charity benefit for abused and
Included are curiosities that once belonged to Garcia
ranging from his two-person Jacuzzi, Sub Zero fridge/freezer,
stereo and AV cabinets, toilets, bidet -- even his kitchen sink.
On August 9, 1995, music and social icon Jerry Garcia
passed away in a Woodacre treatment center, eight minutes from
his Northern California home in Nicasio.
Software executive Henry Koltys purchased Jerry's
home from the Garcia Estate on May 14, 1997, removed fixtures
and cabinets from the house, and placed them in storage until
Koltys said, "I love his music and while I did not know Jerry
personally, those who did say he was all about collaboration --
which is what this auction is all about."
Koltys is Chairman of The Sophia Foundation, a 501(c)(3)
non-profit, whose mission is to benefit children and families
during separation or divorce. Koltys is a volunteer for CASA (Court
Appointed Special Advocate), a charity that helps millions of
abused and neglected children each year.
Koltys' KidsFirst! custody agreement and parenting
plan software will be customized and donated to CASA to help protect
these children. www.nationalcasa.org
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe provides pro bono legal representation
as a commitment to the community. www.orrick.com
Over fifty interesting fixtures and cabinets removed
from Garcia's last home will be auctioned on e-Bay after Thanksgiving
to raise much-needed funds intended to benefit millions of children
each year. No administration costs will be deducted as 100% of
auction proceeds will go to these charitable purposes.
Since Sophia is a non-profit, the amount paid in
excess of the value estimated by the foundation may be tax deductible
depending on the successful bidder's personal tax situation.
This auction is not affiliated with nor endorsed
by either the Jerry Garcia Estate or the Grateful Dead.