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3RD ANNUAL KIDS OPERA & ART POSSE RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK 2015

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BENEFITING: METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD INC

ORGANIZER: Kids Opera Art Posse

EVENT DATE: Aug 30, 2015

Lia Paprocki

THE STORY:

Kids Opera Art Posse wrote -

It is the Third Annual Ring Cycle Endurance Walk in a row! YEAH! On August 30, 2015 we are talking a walk around Piedmont Park to raise money for the MET Opera HD Live in Schools Program.  Over the past 2 years, we have raised almost $15,000 to give kids an opportunity to see and enjoy opera.

Back in the age before technology, people were reading and playing outside to pass the time.  There was no Disney Channel or Cartoon Network to keep children quiet and out of the way.   Instead of going to the movies like we do today, families would go to plays or operas as a form of a family outing.  Now in the 21st century, children are glued to their screens for countless hours of time that could be used for socializing or reading or playing the old fashioned way.  Children should go to operas because in a way you are learning while watching.  The stories have history, and teach morals and they teach you about different voice types.  If the operas are based on real times in history, it is like going to a very interesting visual, 2-hour history class.  There are also many different instruments in the orchestra.  Many bands today have only a single guitar, drums and a keyboard.  Operas on the other hand have violins, cellos, bases, bassoons, clarinets and more! 

Opera promotes learning across subjects- language arts, history, foreign language, storytelling, acting, theater, movement, dance and visual arts.  It promotes critical and creative thinking.  It also helps them with social coping and readiness skills.  When kids go to operas not once, but many times, they are proven to score better on standardized tests.  I have done a little bit of research about what opera can do emotionally for kids and adults.  Opera and music therapy boosts confidence, and control.  It can help kids and grown-ups express feelings and emotions that are tough to say in words.  To date The HD Live in Schools Program has helped more than 55,000 kids and teachers see and enjoy opera in more 1,600 schools in 20 states!  You are helping thousands of kids who probably have never seen an opera before, and who probably have a stereotypical idea of what opera is experience magic.  You are helping them see that opera is not just random people yodeling onstage wearing a Viking hat, but a story brought to life by handmade costumes and realistic sets mixed with soothing waves of orchestral music and melodic singing.  Tell me that is not something that any child, or adult for that matter, would not want to see.  We would be very grateful if you could sponsor us in any way you can.

Please feel free to share this link with any friends and family that might want to donate.  The MET sincerely appreciates yours donations and so do the kids who have the treat of seeing a MET opera production Live in HD.

Sincerely, 

The Kids Opera & Art Posse 

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To This Fundraiser

$400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jennifer Wheelock

     

  • Grandma Nancy

    $20

  • Jim and Leslie

    $100

  • Grandpa Bob and Grandma Rhonda

    $25

  • The Casey Family

    $20

  • Leda and Ed Walker

    $10

  • Stefan Styk

    $20

  • Roberta Carlisi

     

  • Tom Sollitto

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,140 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Layla Felder

Amount Raised

$4,490

 

45% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lia Paprocki

Amount Raised

$400

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Lucy and Isabel Seward

Amount Raised

$250

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Kids Opera Art Posse

Amount Raised

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0% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tom Sollitto

Tom Sollitto

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Roberta Carlisi

Roberta Carlisi

2 years ago

Stefan Styk

Stefan Styk

DONATION: $20

Enjoy the opera! 2 years ago

Leda and Ed Walker

Leda and Ed Walker

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

The Casey Family

The Casey Family

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Grandpa Bob and Grandma Rhonda

Grandpa Bob and Grandma Rhonda

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jim and Leslie

Jim and Leslie

DONATION: $100

Donation for Lia 2 years ago

Grandma Nancy

Grandma Nancy

DONATION: $20

because Lia is so special :-) 2 years ago

Jennifer Wheelock

Jennifer Wheelock

Friend of Cathy Carlisi and Joe and Lia Paprocki! 2 years ago