Minot Rising / Black Eyed Peas T-Shirt Unveiled
August 17, 2011
Minot, N.D. – Tokidoki, a Los Angeles-based streetwear company that helped Minot Area Recovery Fund spokesperson Josh Duhamel raise $100,000 for Japanese tsunami victims in 2009, has designed and donated the artwork for a concert t-shirt for the Sept. 3 Minot Rising Black Eyed Peas concert.
The t-shirts are available at www.MinotRising.com, or at the concert while supplies last. All t-shirt proceeds will go to the Minot Recovery Fund.
All American Trophy in Minot will be working with Tokidoki on the t-shirt production.
The design centers around the Minot magician, arm in a sling, being lifted up by hard-hatted volunteers. The background incorporates The Black Eyed Peas along with other Minot icons including the Minot State University Beavers, and the Ramstad Rockets.
Both the t-shirts and concert tickets can be purchased online at www.MinotRising.com. Tickets also can be purchased at Minot Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation Center, Marketplace Foods on 20th Ave, Marketplace Foods at the Dakota Square Mall and at the ticketing kiosk in the Herberger’s Court of the Dakota Square Mall. Cost of a ticket is $100 plus ticket fees for either standing room or reserved seating.
All concert proceeds will go to the Minot Area Community Foundation - Recovery Fund. Duhamel, a Minot native and Hollywood actor, is the honorary chairman for the Minot Area Recovery Fund, which will help Minot and the surrounding area in its long-term flood recovery needs. Duhamel is married to Fergie, the lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas.
Established by the Minot Area Community Foundation, the Minot Area Recovery Fund will play an active role in flood relief by supporting relief and restoration throughout the greater Minot area, including the counties of Ward, Renville, Bottineau and McHenry. All of these counties experienced a record-breaking flood from the swollen Souris River.
On June 26 a new flood record was set in Minot at 1,561.72 feet above sea level, three feet above the previous record set back in 1881. Approximately 12,000 people are displaced from their homes. It is estimated that 20 percent of Minot has sustained damage from the flood. Over 4,100 homes have been affected by the flood; 2,376 of those homes have extensive damage from 6-10 feet of water and 805 of the 4,100 homes are damaged beyond repair.
The Black Eyed Peas
Since forming in 1995, six-time Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum recording artists The Black Eyed Peas have become one of the most innovative groups for over a decade. Their sixth and most recent release, The Beginning, kicked off with the first single, “The Time (Dirty Bit),” which sold 3 million digitally and went straight to #1 on iTunes in 11 countries within the first 24 hours. The second single, “Just Can’t Get Enough” followed with sales of nearly 2.5 million digitally and reached #2 on the Top 40 radio chart.
The E.N.D sold more than 11 million copies worldwide; it entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #1 outperforming their previous cd, Monkey Business– an unheard of feat in this day and age. It yielded 5 Top 10 singles, spent an entire year in the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and earned the group 3 new Grammy Awards, for a total of six Grammy Awards they've won. In all, they've sold over 31 million records worldwide and 58 million singles. They've sold over 3-million tickets and headlined over 300 different tour dates in 29 different countries.
Minot Area Community Foundation Minot Recovery Fund
For more information about the Minot Area Community Foundation or to donate online visit:
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Minot Area Community Foundation
Wells Fargo Center
15 2nd Avenue SW, Suite 102
Minot, ND 58701