Lamb Of God Guitarist Mark Morton To Auction Off Guitar For Charity
Richmond, Virginia metal quintet Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton is making a selfless move by auctioning off one of his very own guitars from his coveted collection. He is doing it for charity, and whoever is the highest bidder of the signature model Jackson Dominion will be the proud owner of the piece of history, along with the satisfaction of knowing their contribution has helped those in need.
The cause is for the Victory Junction charity, which is a year-round camp based in Randelman, North Carolina that supports and houses chronically ill children and their families.
Victory Junction is a camping environment for children ages six to 16 who battle chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. The organization's mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a non-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to the children and their families. A second location is expected to open in Kansas City in the near future.
The guitar was played by Morton at the D-Tox Fest in Montebello, Quebec, and will be the highlight of the winning package, which also includes the following: a certificate of authenticity that promises the guitar is real and was his, in addition to the guitar being signed. A photograph taken at the D-Tox Festival is also included, as well an a personal note from Morton himself. That's a pretty sick package to get from an amazing guitarist, especially considering how awesome LOG is. What it? It could be yours if you're the highest bidder.
According to the Noisecreep article, Morton made a statement regarding the auction and the charity:
I can't put into words how excited I am to be working with Victory Junction, Morton said in a statement. The work they do is astounding. To have the opportunity to contribute to such an incredible cause is nothing short of an honor. I had the chance to spend some time at the camp recently, and to see what they're doing warmed my heart and soul. I hope anybody reading this will take a few minutes to check out this wonderful organization. Together, the camp, my wife and I are putting together some BIG ideas for the future and we are simply thrilled to be a part of it!
Specific details, such as when, where and for how long the auction will take place have not yet been released. Keep checking back for updates!
Go here to donate to the non-profit organization Victory Junction charity.
What do you think of this? Would you bid on the guitar?