Paul Reed Smith Donates Guitar to Benefit Benedictine’s Chrome City Ride


A signed Paul Reed Smith guitar is set to be auctioned off to benefit Benedictine’s annual fundraising event, Chrome City Ride held on Sunday, July 28th. The electric guitar was donated by American guitar and amplifier manufacturer, PRS Guitars.

“We are grateful to have a partner in our mission donate such an impressive instrument to support the kids and adults at Benedictine,” said Foundation Director, Barry Smale.

The PRS SE Standard 24 guitar, valued at nearly $1,000, will be on display during the organizations 18th annual custom car and motorcycle event, Chrome City Ride, on campus in Ridgely before its online auction sale. All proceeds of the guitar sale will go to Benedictine educational programs.

Trice Auctions in Denton, Md., is donating their auction services and the guitar will be available on their website at The auction will end on July 30, with a preview night at Trice auction from 4-5:30 p.m.

People interested in the online auction of the guitar, or for more information about the event, are encouraged to visit the Benedictine website at or follow the event page on Facebook at @ChromeCityRideforBenedictine.

For nearly two decades Benedictine has hosted the area’s largest ride as six rally locations from Annapolis to Salisbury converge onto the organizations campus to, as the name suggests, cover it in chrome. From street rods to motorcycles and custom and classic cars, each year the ride draws over 1,000 riders and spectators and has helped to raise more than $1 million dollars to support priority projects.


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