I hinted at this a month ago. Some amazing things have come together.
We are excited to announce that a benefit concert in Patrick’s behalf has been scheduled for May 22, 2010.
The list of performers is really exciting. They’ll include: Paul Cardall – pianist and transplant recipient, Sam Payne – singer and guitarist, Mindy Gledhill – singer, Steven Sharp Nelson – cellist, and Charley Jenkins – country singer, guitarist. I’ve heard all of these performers in concert before and it should be a spectacular show!
The concert is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at Eisenhower Jr. High, which seats only about 1000 people. This smaller venue should give the concert a bit more of an intimate feel.
A silent auction will be held starting at 6:00 p.m. It will close at intermission. Donations so far include tickets to sporting events, plays and concerts; gift certificates for river runs, ski lift passes, hotel stays, spa treatments and more; various gifts and gift baskets from local businesses; signed artist prints; beautiful handmade gifts; and much, much more. We are actually still looking for good silent auction ideas. If you’d like to contribute or have a lead you think would be worth following, let me know.
Planning this event has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience! It’s been a humbling experience to see the outreach of generosity and kindness from the community.
I’m sure it will be an evening never to be forgotten.
Tickets are on sale here. Be aware that, since our venue is small, they might sell out fast.