Time is running out to enter to win a chance to see and meet Paul McCartney at his upcoming Candlestick Park concert in a contest sponsored by the charity Aid Still Required, ASR President and CEO Hunter Payne told Beatles Examiner July 24. Fans can enter at the contest website.
Deadline for entries is July 28. Proceeds from this contest will be used to build a permanent school for at-risk kids and adults in Haiti who have been struggling since the earthquake there four years ago.
The top prize features an all-expenses paid trip to attend the upcoming Paul McCartney concert Aug.14 at San Francisco's Candlestick Park for the grand-prize winner and a guest. The winner and guest will also be invited to visit him backstage and attend the soundcheck before the show.
The McCartney concert will be the final concert scheduled to be held at Candlestick Park before its demolition. The Beatles performed at the venue on Aug. 29, 1966. Candlestick Park has been used primarily as a baseball and football stadium since its opening in 1960.
Entries are through contributions to ASR and donors can choose to contribute any amount of money from $5 and up. Those who donate certain amounts are also eligible to receive t-shirts designed exclusively for the charity campaign.The grand-prize winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly via e-mail after the campaign closes. For full contest rules, see this link.
McCartney's support of Aid Still Required began in 2005 with the donation of “Let It Be” to ASR’s CD compilation for tsunami relief. The organization's current campaigns focus on the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 tsunami and the Darfur conflict.
A benefit CD is available through the ASR website. It features tracks by McCartney, John Lennon, Maroon 5, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, the Blind Boys of Alabama, April Lavigne, Norah Jones and Ray Charles, Sarah McLachlan, Ani DiFranco and others.