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Brown Paper Tickets To Create 100,000 "Café Racer Artist" Tickets

$25,000 Fundraiser to Feature Artwork From Café Racer Community

July 19, 2012 (Seattle) Brown Paper Tickets will create 100,000 limited-edition "Cafe Racer Artist" tickets that allow ticket-buyers to give a 25 cent donation to a fund dedicated to the families of the victims of the shootings, to the lone survivor and to Cafe Racer. The program has the potential to collect $25,000, which would more than double the amount already contributed by the community to Victims of the Cafe Racer Shooting Memorial Fund.

"The generosity of this gesture by Brown Paper Tickets is inspiring, and you will also have a really cool ticket," said Nancy Neyhart, organizer of the Victims of the Café Racer Shooting Memorial Fund. "The community spirit of giving has really helped with the healing process."

Brown Paper Tickets is already a resource for supporting the city's nonprofit and fundraising events, with more than 50% of the events in Seattle on the site being held by nonprofit organizations or in support of charitable causes. Nonprofits and charities often choose Brown Paper Tickets because it is a free and easy way to ticket their fundraisers, where the most money possible can go directly to their cause; the company also makes a donation of its own profits to charity with every ticket sold.

"We just think it's the right thing to do," said William S. Jordan, President, CTO and Founder of Brown Paper Tickets. "Everyone in our company was touched in some way by this tragedy. We wanted to find a way to make it easy for people who care to donate, and for those who produce events to invite their guests to donate a nominal amount. This should also bring some good exposure to local artists."

The limited edition tickets will feature original work from artists who are a part of the Café Racer community, which re-opens tomorrow. Tickets should be available for event producers to offer for any event they host through Brown Paper Tickets in about 8 weeks.

About Brown Paper Tickets: ( Brown Paper Tickets revolutionized the ticketing industry by putting free, professional tools for ticketing any-sized gathering in the hands of everyone with access to the Internet, and championed the rights of ticket-buyers and event producers by providing the lowest ticketing fee in the industry. Free services include customer service and marketing support in English, Spanish and French through a live, in-house 24/7 call center, a choice of paper or electronic tickets, donation tools, assigned seating, mobile ticketing, ticketing directly from the event owner's website, MailChimp email marketing integration, an anti-scalping suite and much more to make selling tickets to your show, workshop, networking event, class, sporting event or fundraiser as lucrative as possible and as easy as a few clicks or a phone call if you need help. Brown Paper Tickets inspires giving by donating a portion of every ticket sold to charity, paying its employees to work 40 hours each year for the non-profit organization of their choice, and employing a team of "Doers" to make a difference in the world, and to lend a hand to our neighbors. Brown Paper Tickets cares about people over profit, gives back, positively influences communities and hopes to inspire other businesses to do the same.
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