Mike Green to host charity concert at 9:30 Club
On December 13, Mike Green is hosting a charity concert at the 9:30 Club. Do I like the idea? No, I love it. Sure, the concert features G. Love and Special Sauce, and I’m largely a country-and-show tunes girl (so if you didn’t already hate me, now I’m pretty sure you do.) Sure, tickets start at $50, which is steep for the 9:30 Club. But without a doubt, this is my favorite community relations initiative of the year so far.
The event is the latest of Green’s collaborations with Elliot Segal, of DC101’s Elliot in the Morning show. Their work together falls under the umbrella “So Kids Can,” but that program benefits a different nonprofit organization each year.
This year, So Kids Can will work with KaBOOM!, a D.C.-based national nonprofit famous for bringing communities together to build playgrounds. The goal this season is to build a Capitals-themed playground in an underserved D.C. area neighborhood, complete with a building project that fans will be invited to participate in.
According to the PSA at Verizon Center, Green and Segal are looking to raise $75,000. That’s more than last year’s So Kids Can total of $65,000, which went to Dr. Bear’s Toy Closet at Children’s National Medical Center. In past years, the funds have been raised largely based on Green’s scoring statistics. Green donates $100 for every goal he scores and $50 for every assist, with the stakes doubled during the playoffs. At the end of the year, Segal matches the total amount dollar for dollar.
Hopefully the addition of the charity concert will help them reach this year’s lofty fundraising goal. General admission tickets will cost $50, with VIP packages available for $500. The VIP package includes two tickets to the concert, an early reception with hors d’oeuvres (everyone’s favorite way to kick off a concert), a meet and greet with Garrett Dutton (G. Love), and a meet and greet and autograph session with Green and other Caps players. The 9:30 Club website also promises “surprise special celebrity guest appearances,” which I’m hoping means Caleb Green will be there to sing the National Anthem.
Both general admission and VIP tickets are available now at http://www.930.com.
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| November 17, 2010; 3:47 PM ET
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