A Community Rises
Outpouring of support by local organizations to help aid victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire.

As part of the massive neighbor-to-neighbor outreach to support Waldo Canyon Fire relief, a benefit concert will be held on Independence Day to support victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire and to recognize and honor the firefighters and emergency response teams working to save our city.

Featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, along with appearances by the Flying W Wranglers, Michael Martin Murphey, and Flash Cadillac, the concert will be a heartfelt tribute to the challenges, individuals, and heroic efforts taking place locally. The event masters of ceremony will include anchors from our local television stations.

Tickets
The one-night concert event will be held at 7:00 pm on July 4, 2012 at World Arena. Tickets are free and required. They are available at World Arena and Pikes Peak Center box offices, area King Soopers, and all TicketsWest outlets. In addition, victims may acquire tickets at area shelters and the Disaster Relief Center at 105 North Spruce. Doors open at 6:00 pm. KRCC has a limited amount of tickets at the station.

Broadcast
The concert will also be simulcast on KOAA 5, Rocky Mountain PBS, KXRM Fox 21, KRDO, KKTV 11 News, KRCC 91.5 FM, 92.9 PEAK FM, Cat Country 95.1 FM, and Classic Rock 98.1 KKFM.

Donations
Attendees will have the opportunity to make monetary donations to the Waldo Canyon Victims’ Assistance Fund at the event. Additionally, Care and Share Food Bank donations will be accepted. Thanks to a generous group of underwriters led by the Colorado Springs Independent and Focus on the Family, 100% of the funds raised at the concert and broadcast telethon will go directly to the Waldo Canyon Fire relief efforts.

In a joint statement, John Weiss, Publisher of the Independent and Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, said “Fighting this fire, we are one community—together. Yes, we have had our differences, but we are united in reaching out to fire victims in their time of need and also honoring those risking their lives fighting this devastating tragedy.”

Additional information may be obtained in the following ways:
• Public event information: World Arena, www.worldarena.com or 719-477-2100.
• For media interested in participating in promotional efforts, please contact one of the individuals listed at the
end of this press release.
• For businesses and individuals who would like to make financial contributions to the relief effort through
this event, please contact Pikes Peak United Way, www.ppunitedway.org.

For more information or media, please contact any of the following:

Jack Ward, Director of Marketing and Promotions, Colorado Springs Independent, at 719-577-4545 or jack@csindy.com
Andrea Nyquist, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Promotions, World Arena, at 719-477-2117 or anyquist@worldarena.com
Nathan C. Willers, Communications Director, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, at 719-344-2455 or nwillers@csphilharmonic.org
Gary Schneeberger, Vice President Communications, Focus on the Family, at 719-433-1989 or gary.schneeberger@fotf.org
 

One Response to A Community Rises: July 4 Wildfire Relief Benefit Concert at World Arena

  1. Craig Richardson says:

    Tickets via the World Arena, Pikes Peak Center Box Office and TicketWeb are sold out – looks like KRCC is the only place left to get tickets for this event. But, if you can’t get tickets you can watch it on KTSC Channel 8 in Southern Colorado (Rocky Mountain PBS).

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