BENEFITING: OUR GANG PLAYERS INC
ORGANIZER: OUR GANG PLAYERS INC
EVENT: OceanFirst Charity Challenge
OUR GANG PLAYERS INC wrote -
Our Gang Players, Inc. started in 1978 with about 25 children in the Barnegat Light Firehall. Over the past 38 years, we have utilized several different venues within Southern Ocean County for rehearsal & performance space; The Long Beach Island Elementary School, The Surflight Theater, The Stafford Township Arts Center, The Elizabeth Edwards School & The Bengal Auditorium. With each move, as we travel the county like "gypsies", we have always provided the community with quality productions and wonderful family entertainment at affordable prices. All the while providing the children, teen and adult members a safe, loving and nurturing environment to come share their talents and hone their skills while learning about themselves, theater & the arts. They are given the opportunity to sing, dance & act regardless of their inherent ability. We thrive on the belief that everyone can learn if given the opportunity to believe in themselves, make new friends, have fun, and experience live theater in a safe friendly & encouraging environment. We do all this while sharing space with other groups and people which is not always ideal. However, our dream has always been and will always be TO HAVE A HOME OF OUR OWN!! A place where we can educate our members to flourish and grow within the arts, to care for & respect as their own and truly call a "home away from home".
After 38 years, your donations can help make this dream a reality. Founder Sherry Schnepp, Mommy Sherry as she has affectionately come to be known, sacrificed so much of herself over the years both financially and emotionally. It would be amazing for her to see a place of permanacy for Our Gang to continue to help encourage and inspire generations of future stars and leaders from our community to find & follow their dreams. Once a "foundation is laid", then we can plant the seeds necessary within our youth for roots to grow and spread out through not only the community, but the world. This is Momma Sherry's gift, what makes Our Gang so special and what is missing within Our Gang Players right now. We need a solid foundation for the footing of our organization to truly grow. I REALLY hope we can count on your support to keep this group moving towards the future. A future that is ripe with talent a brgiht shining stars of tomorrow.
We want to reward your generosity by making sure you are properly acknowledged. Not only that, we encourage you to join our cause and help us by clicking the "FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAUSE" button. Tell all your friends and family about us and ask them to donate too!! We are one big extended family here at Our Gang....
So here is what we will give you:
$10-$49: your name appears on OceanFirst page only ( only the 100 most recent will scroll across the top of the page)
$50-$99: your name will appear on OceanFirst page & a shout out on our Facebook Page
$100-$249: Everything listed above plus Name appears in Our program for 1 year
$250-$499: Everything listed above, & 2 tickets to one Our Gang production
$500 +: Everything listed above but a Family 4 pack to one Our Gang production
Team challenge: Team who raises the most ($1000+) gets to throw 5 whipped cream pies at Stacey Schnepp-Stoops