The Soulsville Foundation and the Memphis Grizzlies are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Staxtacular online auction to benefit the children of the Stax Music Academy. The online auction will launch on Wednesday, February 1st, and commence on Friday, February 10th. While some of the items will only be available online, many will carry over to the live event, which will take place at The Stax Museum for American Soul Music on Saturday, February 11th at 7 PM. As always, the auction includes a variety of sought-after items from the music, sports, and entertainment worlds. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the students of the Stax Music Academy, so please be generous.
The mission of the Soulsville Foundation is to preserve, promote, and celebrate the many unique cultural assets of the Soulsville, USA neighborhood of Memphis, TN, while supporting the development of new educational and community-building opportunities for its residents and stakeholders.
The Soulsville Foundation was created in the late 1990's by a group of concerned Memphis business leaders and former employees of Stax Records to ensure that the rich legacy of the Soulsville, USA community-which had been home to Stax in the 1960's and 70's-would not be lost to history. The Soulsville Foundation currently funds and operates three subsidiary organizations:
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is the world's first and only soul music museum. Every year it welcomes hundreds of thousands of people, sharing the story of American soul music-the "Memphis sound" in particular-through live music events, special exhibits, and various community outreach programs.
The Soulsville Charter School provides a day-long, academically rigorous, college preparatory education focused on instilling each child with the thinking skills, work ethic, and appreciation for learning that he or she will need to succeed to the world.
And finally, The Stax Music Academy, which has been serving at-risk youth from throughout the Memphis community with its unique brand of mentoring experiences, high-quality music education programs, and performance opportunities. Our mission at the Academy is to enhance the academic and leadership potential of each student, inspiring them through music to become catalysts for positive change in our community. The academy, with your help, will continue to change thousands of lives by providing this positive experience through scholarships to more than 90 percent of its students. Please visit www.staxtacular.com for more information on the Staxtacular 2012 event on Saturday, February 11th!
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