Fund-raiser canceled, Magic Me seeks support

November 04, 1994|By Brad Snyder | Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer

Magic Me, a Baltimore-based program that brings youth and elderly together through community service, is seeking public support to help make up a $65,000 shortfall after its fall fund-raiser was canceled.

The organization was to benefit from a Nov. 9 opening-night performance by the Moscow Circus at the Baltimore Arena. But the circus canceled its Baltimore run three weeks ago to promote its New York performances, according to promoter Jim Bozzi of Wessex Production Ltd.

To compensate for the projected shortfall, Magic Me has started a "Phantom Circus" fund-raising campaign that has already netted $21,000. The group also is selling tickets to Disney's World on Ice Jan. 10 at the Arena, said Julie Ellsworth Cox, Magic Me's director of development.

Baltimore-based Magic Me, which works with 66 schools and nursing homes nationwide, will have to cut back its programs if it does not receive public support, Ms. Cox said.

The real battle is going to be can we sell all of these tickets when most of our contributors have already come forward?" Ms. Cox said. "We need the public to help us."

Disney's World on Ice features music and characters from the movie "Beauty and the Beast." The organization is selling 300 rinkside tickets at $100 each and 2,000 tickets at $30 each.

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Tickets are available from Magic Me by calling 243-9006.

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