The American Red Cross and The Carolina Opry have joined forces to raise awareness and to support the emergency efforts in our area.
The month of March at the American Red Cross is devoted to the Heroes Campaign. Through the Heroes Campaign various individuals and community members are recruited to be heroes by raising $1,000 or more for Red Cross programs. Participants in the Heroes campaign challenge include Kim “Bogie” Shurbutt of The Carolina Opry, Martha Hunn of WBTW, Ed Piotrowski of WPDE, mayor John Rhodes of Myrtle Beach, coach David Bennett of Coastal Carolina University football and many more. The Coastal South Carolina chapter of The American Red Cross also has various events set up throughout the month to increase awareness of the campaign and raise much needed funding.
The Carolina Opry will be supporting this effort by dedicating two performances to the fundraising effort: Good Vibrations on Friday, March 7 and The Carolina Opry on Saturday, March 8. Fifty percent of the proceeds from all tickets sold through the Red Cross for the two designated performances will net 50 % will go directly to the local chapter. Miss Myrtle Beach contestants will also be a the theater both nights accepting donations.
As the owner and producer of The Carolina Opry, as well as a performer in the show, Calvin Gilmore stated, “It is such a pleasure to be able to support such a worthy cause. We look forward to being a part of this year’s Heroes Campaign.”
The American Red Cross needs your help so please join the Heroes Campaign and see how easy it is to give while getting. If you would like to donate to the campaign by purchasing a ticket to The Carolina Opry or Good Vibrations you must purchase your tickets online at the link below – our American Red Cross Chapter will receive 50% and you will receive a discount on the tickets as well.
Purchase tickets at: http://horrycounty.redcross.org/
When you give to the American Red Cross, you help people. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people.
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, almost a million volunteers and 35,000 employees helped victims of almost 75,000 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to millions; and helped U.S. service members separated from their families stay connected. Almost 4 million people gave blood through the Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.
The Carolina Opry is the first live variety show on the Grand Strand. Calvin Gilmore, owner and producer of The Carolina Opry, opened the theater in 1986 kicking of an entertainment boom along the Grand Strand. Currently in its 23rd season, The Carolina Opry is the only show in Myrtle Beach to be awarded the Governor’s Cup and Most Outstanding Attraction by the State of South Carolina. The Carolina Opry features the biggest band in the south performing a variety of music, comedy and dance, enhanced by lighting, sound and multimedia effects. The second show at The Carolina Opry, performed by the same cast, is Good Vibrations, featuring music and comedy from the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, for a feel-good evening where every song is a blast from the past.