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New England Patriots Safety Patrick Chung Presents Open Mic Night Holiday Party

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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 jojo@goodwinpr.com

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.
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Patrick Chung Gives Back To Young Musicians in Boston

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BOSTON (June 25) – New England Patriots player Patrick Chung and Maverik of Jam’n 94.5 will host the Second Annual SMART Pep Rally on July 10 at Josiah Quincy School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to officially kick-off this year’s program. The public is invited to celebrate music while they enjoy performances by Boston’s own Fame or Juliet, Phunk Phenomenon and special guest Louie Bello.

Chung Changing Lives, founded by Chung and his wife Cecelia Chung, along with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) will host Summer Music Academy for Real Teens (SMART), for a second year. The six-week intensive academy allows a select group of 30 Greater Boston youth to learn from and work with professional musicians in building their music skills, all while developing lasting connections with others across geographic and cultural boundaries.

“We’re excited to welcome music students from all levels and backgrounds to join us once again for SMART,” Patrick Chung said. “Both of my parents were music professionals – my mother a singer and my father a producer. Because they followed their passions, they were able to give me the opportunities I’ve had to succeed. I’m thrilled we can offer the same opportunity for music students to follow their passions.”

The academy is designed for music students between the ages of 12-15 and from the Greater Boston area. The application process is closed, and selected applicants will be contacted in June. The program, taking place from July 7 through August 15, is free for all attendees.

The Second Annual SMART Pep Rally will take place:
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Josiah Quincy School Auditorium
885 Washington St., Boston

For more information, visit chungchanginglives.org.

ABOUT CHUNG CHANGING LIVES
Chung Changing Lives (CCL) 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.

CONTACT: Olivia Moore, Elevate Communications, 727-798-7021, omoore@elevatecom.com

New England Patriots Safety Patrick Chung Announces Second Year of Summer Music Camp for Teens

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Chung Changing Lives, founded by New England Patriots player Patrick Chung and his wife Cecelia Chung, along with theBoston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) have announced they will host Summer Music Camp for Real Teens (SMART), for a second year. The six-week intensive camp allows a select group of 30 Greater Boston youth to learn from and work with professional musicians in building their music skills, all while developing lasting connections with others across geographic and cultural boundaries.

The program, taking place from July 7 through August 15, is free for all attendees. SMART is currently accepting applications, which should be turned in or postmarked no later than May 30.

“We’re excited to welcome music students from all levels and backgrounds to join us once again for SMART,” Patrick Chung said. “Both of my parents were music professionals – my mother a singer and my father a producer. Because they followed their passions, they were able to give me the opportunities I’ve had to succeed. I’m thrilled we can offer the same opportunity for music students to follow their passions.”

Chung Changing Lives will also host the Second Annual SMART Pep Rally on July 10 at Josiah Elementary School from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to officially kick-off this year’s program.

To be eligible for the camp, music students should be between the ages of 12-15 and from the Greater Boston area. Spots are limited, and filling out an application does not guarantee a spot in the program. Selected applicants will be contacted in the first two weeks of June.

Patrick Chung Tunes Up

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FOXBORO — While Patriots safety Patrick Chung has worked hard to get back on the field and find a rhythm since getting injured, he’s found a different type of rhythm outside of football. Chung, whose second passion is music, spent time with the Boston Children’s Chorus on Nov. 4 when the Pats were on their bye week. He was decked out in choir clothes and sang “The Boatman’s Dance” during the performance with the kids.

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