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Thursday, October 15, 2009

I found this article that Phoenix of Linkin Park will compete in Best Buy Fantasy Football Challenge:

Football fans will go head-to-head with American rock band, Linkin Park, in week six of the Best Buy Online Fantasy

Best Buy, the nation’s leading consumer electronics retailer, has announced that American rock band, Linkin Park, will be the celebrity participant in week six of the Best Buy Weekly Fantasy Football Challenge.

Since the band’s formation in 1996, Linkin Park has sold over 50 million albums and has won two Grammy Awards. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth greatest band of the music video era and the third best of the new millennium behind Oasis and Coldplay.

The Best Buy Fantasy Football Challenge offers football fans a chance to compete against a celebrity lineup to win prizes totaling more than $100K over the 17 week football season.

For every point by which participants beat the celebrity, they are granted one entry into the weekly prize drawing. Sweepstakes prizes include a 50” Plasma TV, a laptop computer, an Xbox 360 console, a portable satellite TV and much more.

Furthermore, the team roster with the highest point total for a single week over the entire game period will receive the High Point Contest grand prize valued at over $5,000.

To compete against Linkin Park in Week 6 of the Best Buy Online Fantasy Football Challenge, visit www.BestBuyFantasy.com
Interested? Click here.

Phoenix's Stats
Favorite Team: New England Patriots
His Cause: The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture ‹ from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

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Update on Music for Relief:

Linkin Park’s Music For Relief Partners With Habitat For Humanity To Fund & Build Sustainable Homes For Local Families In Need

Linkin Park's non-profit organization Music for Relief is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) to fund and build an environmentally-friendly, energy efficient home in partnership with a deserving family in need. The interactive campaign is located at MusicforRelief.org/Habitat and kicks off with video clips recorded by Linkin Park, encouraging supporters to give $5 or more, acknowledging that no donation is too big or too small. As supporters make donations they will be able to equate how much they give to various parts of the home; illustrating that $5 is not always just $5, it can also be equivalent to a box of nails. The site also allows donors to give gifts on behalf of others, watch the house progress in real time as they donate and leave messages on the blog.

“Music for Relief has an ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, and one of our common goals is to provide safe and decent housing in an environmentally friendly way,” said Dave “Phoenix” Farrell of Linkin Park. “If everyone reading this contributes just $5 to the newest Music for Relief/HFH GLA program, you will make it possible for deserving families in Los Angeles to move from substandard housing into energy efficient new homes.”

The house will be built to USGBC LEED specification, and will encompass many green building elements in construction and design, while supporting Habitat for Humanity’s mission of making simple, decent housing a matter of conscience and action. As founders of Music for Relief, Linkin Park aims to bring the music community together to create positive change. To do this they are uniting artists, music industry professionals and fans to build a Green home in Los Angeles as an example of how individuals can work together to promote sustainability and change lives. Music for Relief has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity since its inception, following the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia.

“We are so excited to be launching such a unique online giving program with Music for Relief,” says Erin Rank, President/CEO, HFH GLA. “Linkin Park truly cares about helping others and we continue to be inspired by everything they do in support of our efforts. Perhaps more remarkable than their support, is how they have mobilized their fans to help change the lives of so many deserving families around the world.”

During the 2007 Projekt Revolution Tour, Music for Relief ran a multi-tiered campaign to raise funds to rebuild gulf coast regions affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and multiple homes were funded in New Orleans as a result. Linkin Park also offered fans the opportunity to win a chance to build the houses alongside them, when they took a brief detour from their winter tour to get their hands dirty building one of the houses that the project funded. Music for Relief has sponsored several green builds in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and continues to support disaster relief efforts, both domestically and internationally.

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Source: MusicIndustryReport.org
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