Release Date: Thursday, September 6th 2012
For Immediate Release
September 6, 2012
Wilmington, NC - The final installment of the Downtown Sundown Concert Series brought the total amount of funds raised through the 2012 charity wristband program to $8,940. The charity wristband program entitles a different 501(c)(3) organization to half of the proceeds from wristband sales up to $1,000 each week. Wristbands were sold for $1 per person at each concert to those drinking alcohol. WDI received a record 41 applications this year, of which 17 were chosen. The funds raised will assist those selected charities in continuing their work in the Wilmington community.
On Friday, August 31, Slippery When Wet headlined the final concert. This concert raised $600 through the charity wristband program for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UNCW. The MPA GSA coordinates networking events, provides resources for students joining professional organizations and attending conferences.
"We are very grateful for the opportunity to be a benefactor of WDI's Downtown Sundown Concert Series. Supporting our community is of special interest to the group as we learn to better serve the public," says Megan O'Hare, President of MPA GSA.
The Downtown Sundown Concert Series is coordinated by Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the economic growth and development of downtown Wilmington. For more information on the Downtown Sundown Concert Series, WDI or the charity wristband program, visit wilmingtondowntown.com.
Operations Manager, WDI