If you ask the staff, volunteers, and campers of Girls Rock Camp Denver, rocking has been a male-dominated sport for way too long. And it’s tough to argue! The Godmothers of Rock — artists like Heart and Patti Smith — paved the way for the explosion of female fronted, and all-female, bands of the past ten years. Bands like The Donnas and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have proven girls can rock harder than most boys.
And this is why we are proud to welcome Girls Rock Camp Denver as this week’s Pick Education partner! Their 2012 summer day camp runs from July 9th – 14th in the Mile High City, and will include 40 girls of various ages and skill levels. But like most music education programs, this camp is overflowing with passion and musical talent, but lacking the instruments and accessories needed to give each camper the very best experience.
So this week (through midnight, June 24th), for each guitar pick we sell on GearPipe, we will donate one to Girls Rock Camp Denver for their 2012 camp.
If you’re new to GearPipe, here are a few suggestions:
- GearPipe Classic Guitar Picks are available by the dozen, in thin, medium, and heavy thicknesses. Buy here.
- If you’re interested in helping out Girls Rock Camp Denver, but don’t play guitar, you can purchase picks to be sent straight to the camp. We will still match each pick you purchase. Buy here.
- With our Pick & Poster Pleasure Pack, you’ll get 36 GearPipe picks, 4 guitar pick refrigerator magnets, a “Trustworthiness of Guitars” poster, and a GearPipe road case sticker, all for $25. For each pack purchased, we’ll donate 40 guitar picks to the young ladies of GRD. Buy here.
- Our friends at Re-Axe Products are offering a limited edition GearPipe Axe Handler portable guitar stand, which comes with three GearPipe picks. For each Axe Handler purchased, we’ll donate three picks to GRD, plus $3.00 will go to fund the operation of Pick Education. Buy here.
- And to sweeten the deal even more, we’re offering free US shipping for all orders $25 and over. To activate free shipping, enter the coupon code “girlsrockdenver” when checking out.
If you’d like to learn more about Girls Rock Camp Denver, please visit their website or check out their Vision Statement:
Girls Rock Denver seeks to empower young women and girls by putting instruments in their hands and unveiling what they already possess in their feet, fingertips, vocal cords, hearts, and minds.
- Girls should be seen and heard.
- Potential is not dictated by gender.
- In providing girls with a nonjudgmental space in which to be themselves.
- In a girl’s right to confidence, self-reliance, and courage.
- Girls should be encouraged to express themselves with creativity and enthusiasm.
- In the power of women and girls learning from each other.