Mad Catz? Join Forces with Legendary Rock Band ?The Who?
Mad Catz to Raise Money for Teenage Cancer Trust Through Auction of Two Rock Band? Wireless Wooden Fender? Stratocaster? Guitar Controllers for Xbox 360?
San Diego, March 28. 2011
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (?Mad Catz? or ?the Company?) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), today pledged continued support for Teenage Cancer Trust, a UK charity which helps young people fight cancer. The company is auctioning two of its Rock Band Wireless Wooden Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controllers signed by the charity?s long standing patron and ?The Who? front man, Roger Daltrey, and band mate, Pete Townshend, with all funds raised going to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Teenage Cancer Trust funds and develops specialist teenage cancer units in the UK within NHS hospitals which enable young people to be treated together, by an expert team, in the best possible environment for their age group. Teenage Cancer Trust focuses on quality of life and aims to improve the chances of survival for young people with cancer.
Each year Teenage Cancer Trust hosts a series of music and comedy gigs at London?s renowned Royal Albert Hall venue, an annual event which has so far raised over ?10 million in 10 years. On Thursday March 24th, Patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Roger Daltrey CBE performed ?The Who’s? 1969 rock opera ?Tommy? as well as hits from Live at Leeds. Following his recent performance, Mad Catz is auctioning two Rock Band Wireless Wooden Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controllers on eBay?. Each Guitar Controller has been personally signed by ?The Who? members, Roger Daltrey CBE and Pete Townshend, and will be shipped alongside a verified certificate of ownership with all proceeds of the auction going directly to Teenage Cancer Trust.
The two auctions, which began on Sunday 27th March 2011, are expected to run for seven days, ending on the evening of Sunday 3rd 2011 and present the ideal opportunity for gamers and rock fans alike to own a one-of-a-kind piece of ?The Who? merchandise. Those who wish to view or bid on the auction can do so by visiting the following links:
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz commented, ?Mad Catz recognizes the importance of the work that the Teenage Cancer Trust does and is gratified to be able to support them in their meaningful, life changing endeavors. We are honored to be involved in these exciting auctions and encourage gaming and music fans alike to dig deep in support of the trust.?
Simon Davies, CEO of Teenage Cancer Trust said, ?Music is a huge part of Teenage Cancer Trust. We?re honored that Roger Daltrey has been helping us stage our Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall for eleven years helping to raise over ?10 million. We hope these guitars help raise even more money for young people with cancer.?
For further information on the Mad Catz auctions in support of Teenage Cancer Trust, please visit http://www.madcatz.com/media/stratauction/