Celebrity karaoke benefiting Chung Changing Lives, Boston Children’s Hospital & The Dimock Center
Walpole, Mass. – November 18, 2014 – New England Patriots starting Safety Patrick Chung is set to host Open Mic Holiday Party, a celebrity karaoke fundraiser that will take place on Monday, December 15th at 7:00p.m at Showcase Live in Foxboro, Mass. The karaoke event, formerly known as “Larryoke” and more recently, “Zolioke”, will benefit Chung Changing Lives (CCL), Boston Children’s Hospital and The Dimock Center.
Patrick Chung’s Open Mic Holiday Party will feature a star-studded roster of Patriots players belting out their favorite karaoke and holiday hits in front of hundreds of guests. “I am excited to revive one of the most entertaining, charitable events in Patriot history,” said Chung. “My wife and I enjoyed Zolioke and since music is one of my passions, it made sense for us to continue the tradition but this time with a holiday twist,” he added. The NFL safety enjoys writing and recording music in his down time. Chung’s father was a music producer for Chung’s mother, Sophia George-Chung, a Jamaican reggae star with a top 10 hit in the mid-1980s named “Girlie-Girlie”.
Chung will be joined on stage by JAM’N 94.5’s Ashlee Feldman and Maverik who will emcee the event, introduce the players and encourage the audience to bid to perform with their favorite Patriots. In previous years, this event has drawn in celebrity guests including: Tom Brady, Robert Kraft, Rob Gronkowksi, Rob Ninkovich, Jerod Mayo, Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer, Matthew Slater, Joe Andruzzi, Tedy Bruschi, Matt Light, Sammy Morris and Red Sox third baseman, Will Middlebrooks. “My teammates are already picking out songs they want to sing,” said Chung. Ticketed guests will be able to sing karaoke on stage with their favorite Patriots players by making a donation to the benefiting organizations at the karaoke sign-up table during the event.
Karaoke will kick off with an opening performance by Boston Children’s Hospital patients and Chung at 7:30p.m. Guests will enjoy raffles, auction items, photo booth fun by Pro Photo Booth, sounds by DJ Legendary Junior, cupcakes by Cupcake Mojo and celebrity karaoke. Karaoke goers are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for children ages 6 months-12 years for The Dimock Center toy drive.
General Admission tickets (18 and older) can be purchased for $50 at www.chungchanginglives.org. A limited amount of VIP tickets are also available online for $250 and include: access to the celebrity lounge, complimentary bites and, for those of age, wine by Copa Di Vino and complimentary cocktails. For sponsorship inquires please contact JoJo Gutfarb at Goodwin Group PR at 508-404-1745 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A portion of proceeds will help fund CCL’ Summer Music Academy for Real Teens (SMART), a free six-week intensive music program for teens that enables them to develop their music skills and build lasting connections with other teen musicians across geographic and cultural boundaries. The camp is held at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Save the Date:
On Tuesday, December 9th Chung and teammates will visit Boston Children’s Hospital to sing karaoke songs with patients. A media advisory will be distributed with more details closer to the date.
About Chung Changing Lives:
Chung Changing Lives (CCL), a nonprofit 501c3 corporation is dedicated to improving the lives of children. CCL was established to support the personal and academic development of boys and girls through providing access to enrichment and educational programs ranging from swimming classes to musical instruction. The goal of CCL is to cultivate healthy lifestyles and active civic participation by ensuring that children have equal access to character-shaping experiences. Additionally, CCL seeks to improve the lives of young children by providing funding to other organizations which seek to enrich children’s lives. Drawing on the support of local residents, CCL will work hard to positively impact the lives of children in the coming months and years.
About Boston Children’s Hospital:
Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults since 1869. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 14 members of the Institute of Medicine and 14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community. Founded as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s today is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care. Boston Children’s is also the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. www.bostonchildrens.org For more information about research and clinical innovation at Boston Children’s Hospital visit: http://vectorblog.org. To learn more about pediatric health visit our Thriving blog: http://childrenshospitalblog.org
About The Dimock Center:
The Dimock Center is a community health organization serving Boston’s inner-city neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park. Located on nine historic acres in the heart of the Egleston Square section of Roxbury, Dimock provides vital health and human services to thousands of individuals and families each year and is considered a national model of integrated comprehensive health and human services.