Dear Valued Members and Friends,
The past year has been like no other in our lifetimes and no sector of the economy has suffered more than the arts and entertainment world. Live entertainment and venues, even when open, have struggled with reduced capacities. The effect on non-profits has been devastating but through the last thirteen months the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation has managed to keep the Mark LaRochelle Youth Open Mic going in a variety of creative ways, award four scholarships and host several small socially distanced events with the help of your support.
With the summer season upon us and the fate of festivals and other events still in doubt, this means we may not be able to hold our in person raffles. For this reason we have decided to hold a MEGA 50/50 raffle to ensure that we will be in a position to stage events when it is safe to do so. We are all volunteers who do what we do to help keep live music and the legacy of Jazz and Blues alive. We want to not only be able to return to what we did before the pandemic but roll out new initiatives to improve the experience for our members.
Enclosed is one $50 ticket for the raffle. The drawing take place live via Facebook on Saturday May 30th at Noon and will be limited to 300 entries with the prize distributions to 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd place winners
If you’d like to participate in this drawing, fill out the ticket stub, send it and a check for $50 to:
Mega 50/50 Raffle
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation
PO Box 8713
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
More tickets are available by contacting us at 732-933-1984.
Thank you again for your continued support,
Tom Baldino President, JSJBF