Trans-Siberian Orchestra donates motorcycle jacket and guitar to support United Way Christmas Bureau

For Immediate Release

UNITED WAY CONTACT Mike McLaughlin, Communications Director | Phone: 785.228.5117 E-mail:

TOPEKA, KAN. (Nov. 26, 2013) – A leather motorcycle jacket bearing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra insignia and an electric guitar signed by band members have been donated to United Way of Greater Topeka to support the Christmas Bureau. The items are now posted for auction on eBay.

The heavy-weight jacket is a men’s size 46. It features soft leather, heavy duty zippers, action back sleeves, snap-down notched collar. It was made in the U.S.A. The inside of back of the jacket contains two Trans-Siberian Orchestra insignias and the embroidered name of TSO founder Paul O’Neill. It is valued at $425. The minimum bid on ebay is $200 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Leather Bikers Jacket.

The guitar is a black, electric demo model with two pick-ups. The body of the guitar is signed by the band members. The top of the neck bears the TSO logo Signed Trans-Siberian Orchestra Guitar . Proceeds benefit United Way of Greater Topeka’s Christmas Bureau

The money will be used to help any families that are not adopted. As of Nov. 26, approximately 1,400 of the 2,500 families registered through Christmas Bureau had been adopted. (Trans-Siberian Orchestra has concert dates include Dec. 18 in Wichita and Dec. 22 in Kansas City.)


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