Art Supplies Collected During Morning Taping of Good Morning America to Benefit local chapter of Speedway Children's Charities
The nationally televised segment will feature an acrobatic appearance by Good Morning America correspondent Marysol Castro in the trapeze sequence "Desejo."
The first 5000 people to arrive at the arena will be admitted, and are encouraged to donate art supplies to benefit the Speedway Children's Charities. Speedway Children's Charities provides funds to organizations that meet the direct needs of children. From mentoring programs to camps for special needs children, Speedway Children's Charities best affect children's lives by supporting organizations that work tirelessly to see that children's needs are met and that no child is left behind regardless of illness, social environment, or disability.
Their priority is improving the quality of life for children in need, and this mission has remained the same throughout their 26-year history. Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events, Speedway Children's Charities distributes funds directly to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide medical, educational and social services to children. In 2006, we awarded more than $2.8 million to over 470 organizations.
The GMA performance marks one of many milestones for the successful tour, which to date has in more than 70 U.S. cities, won a Billboard Creative Content Award, and landed in the Top 5 box-office grossing concerts for 2006 in North America.
DELIRIUM will perform at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22 at Bobcats Arena. For tickets, visit the Charlotte Bobcats Arena Box Office, call 800-495-2295 or visit www.cirquedusoleil.com
Created and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, DELIRIUM is a multifaceted event of unprecedented proportion, featuring Cirque du Soleil music remixed. Driven by an urban tribal beat and awe-inspiring visuals, musicians, singers and dancers transform the arena into joyous frenzy.
LIVE NATION (formerly Clear Channel Entertainment)
Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) is a leading live content and distribution company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, sponsors and fans. Live Nation owns, operates or has booking rights for a worldwide network of venues and produced thousands of music, theatrical and motorsports events in 2005. Live Nation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. More information about Live Nation and its businesses is available at www.LiveNation.com.
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil is primarily a creative content provider for a wide variety of unique projects. In addition to shows, the Montreal based company wishes to extend its creative talent to other spheres of activity. While maintaining stringent standards of artistic quality and originality, Cirque du Soleil brings to innovative projects the same energy and spirit that characterizes each of its shows.
Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has thrilled more than 50 million spectators in more than 100 cities on four continents. In 2007, Cirque du Soleil will present 14 shows simultaneously across the globe. Cirque du Soleil is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix and Rose d'Or de Montreux.
Speedway Children's Charities
Speedway Children's Charities is a non-profit organization based in Charlotte, N.C., that distributes funds to charities and foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in need. Founded in 1982 by O. Bruton Smith, chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Speedway Children's Charities has grown into a national organization with chapters located at each of the six Speedway Motorsports Inc., facilities, including Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Atlanta Motor Speedway. For more information go to www.speedwaycharities.org
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