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Irvine MINI of Orange County Is Excited To Confirm, MINI Raised $129,000 From The Auction Of Four KISS MINI Vehicles


All Proceeds Were Donated to UNICEF to Help Children Worldwide

June 28, 2011– Irvine, Calif.- Irvine MINI is excited to confirm, KISS partnered with MINI USA and raised $129,000 during an eBay online charity auction of four custom-painted and autographed MINI Countryman vehicles.

All proceeds were donated to UNICEF to help children in Japan and other emergency efforts around the world. MINI USA’s proceeds from those sales will continue to help those in need.

“We’re extremely proud that our vehicles were featured as part of such a remarkable initiative and helped raise funds,” said Darren Richie, General Manager. “It is fantastic to see what started as a simple idea grow into something that will help the lives of so many,” he said.

The four custom-painted vehicles are the all-new 2011 MINI Countryman, and each vehicle features the iconic makeup and costume association of one KISS member, including co-founder and rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley (Starchild), co-founder and bassist Gene Simmons (The Demon), lead guitarist Tommy Thayer (Spaceman) and drummer Eric Singer (Catman). All of the MINIs are autographed by all four members of KISS and have become instant collector’s items.

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