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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Musicians raise $2510 for Food Bank

SA Symphony Musicians Present $2510 to SA Food Bank

Musicians Volunteered Services to Raise Funds to Support the Food Bank's Fight Against Hunger in South Texas

Thursday, August 30th at 10:30 a.m. the San Antonio Symphony Player's Association will officially present the San Antonio Food Bank with all of the proceeds from SASPA's first community benefit concert. The benefit concert was performed on Saturday, August 25th, at Travis Park United Methodist Church and featured the musicians of SASPA with San Antonio Symphony Music Director Larry Rachleff. All participants donated their time and talents to present this benefit concert.

SASPA Chair Brian Petkovich states "It was inspirational to share great music with the community while helping to alleviate hunger in San Antonio."

Many partners came together to make this event possible, such as the American Federation of Musicians Local 23, the affiliates of the San Antonio AFL-CIO, the AFL-CIO Community Services Program, the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 76.

The benefit concert raised $2510 in ticket sales and donations, all of which will be presented to the San Antonio Food Bank at their headquarters. Because every $1 donated to the Food Bank equals $13 worth of nutritious food, this gift will become more than $32,000 worth of food for those in need in San Antonio. The Food Bank's headquarters are located at 5200 Old Highway 90 West. The San Antonio Food Bank can be reached at (210)-337-3663.

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