The group won Rising Star of the Year at the recent event in Saint John, much to their surprise. "We're a bunch of obnoxious punks, we get it, we aren't your typical east coast band so we were completely shock when we won," said guitarist KT Lamond in a release. So the group felt they needed to make a statement of some sort, and has chosen to help a non-profit group they admire.
They are going to auction off their trophy to the highest bidder, and donate the proceeds to Phoenix House, which is a Halifax community group with a mandate to engage and support displaced youth.
It has a walk-in centre that offers confidential services and support, crisis intervention and lots more.
They hope the money will be used to help buy instruments fro Phoenix House, for the people that come through their and want to try their hand at becoming the next punk band.
Bids are being accepted until May 23, at musicforphoenix.ca.