Don’t know what you’re going to be doing or where you’ll be in a few weeks but we hope that you will be at one of the biggest events that’s being thrown this summer. Not too long ago, Sponsor One was introduced to you all and in between the time that the last article was written up until now, the foundation has moved from what was just a thought and an idea to the creation of a star studded, exciting event.
Just a quick recap of the organization : Sponsor-One Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides educational assistance to children in the schools of rural Liberia, West Africa. The rural areas are the most underdeveloped areas of Liberia and many children grow up in these regions without ever receiving the quality of education they deserve. The few who do have the opportunity to become educated are faced with the overwhelming obstacles of poverty. Most students attend school without adequate materials, proper footwear, or a meal and majority of students walk hours to school in difficult conditions. (click here to read the full story).
Now the individuals behind this foundation have been working tirelessly to launch their first ever event in order to raise funds to support their cause. In an effort to really extend themselves and make a huge impact as an organization, Sponsor One has developed unique ways to raise funds for their programs. The ultimate goal is to spread the word about their cause in order to give back to the kids in Liberia. This event is a fundraiser that will help raise capital and awareness by organizing a series of benefit concerts annually. A large percentage of each ticket sold goes directly to the organization’s efforts to better the educational experience for the Liberian youth in poverty. Here are the details on the event :
Date: Sunday July 29th, 2012
Venue: Dunkin Donuts Center
Doors Open: 3pm
Show Time: 4-9pm
Location: Dunkin Donuts Center Providence, RI
1 La Salle Square
Providence, RI 029
The Gretta Mofat Elementary School is the project associated with this event, where there are kids in need of basic school supplies, proper footwear, and a school lunch program. The concert will take place during the Liberian Independence Day weekend. Sponsor One will honor President of Liberia, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson at this event headlined by African superstar Wizkid. Featuring guest speakers and performers such as Saran Kaba Jones (Face Africa), Reggae legend Patra, Nigerian Singer Munnah, R&B singer Jeremih, Antrelle Rolle (New York Giants), Ken Griffey JR, Peter G, Saga AP and many more. Music will be played by one of Boston’s hottest and finest DJ, DJ Kid-Afrik. For more information on how to purchase tickets to this event, please head over to www.ticketmaster.com.
We at Newspitter continuously encourage the youth, the leaders of tomorrow to push it to the limit while bringing change and positive to our community. We are proud to be a partner for this event so why not come out and celebrate Liberia’s Independence and also help support a good cause? Do NOT be the one sitting at home wishing you went because come Monday, everyone’s going to be talking about it.