Brett Dennen (http://brettdennen.net/
For decades, Camp Jack Hazard has offered many kids their first wilderness experience, and only a couple years ago it looked like the camp may not be able to remain open. Many of the camp’s former attendees have banded together to keep the camp accessible and open so Central Valley children can continue to enjoy this summertime adventure, said Jason Poisson, co-founder of The Jack and Buena Foundation and a former camper.
The Jack and Buena Foundation is the main sponsor of the event and all profits earned will go toward improving Camp Jack Hazard’s facilities and sponsoring children who otherwise would not be able to go.
“We’re really excited about the great feedback we got from last year,” Poisson said. “The benefit will be in the larger theater at the Gallo Center this year and tickets are already selling well.”
Last year, the camp benefit was held in one of the Gallo Center’s smaller theaters. Due to the positive response to the 2012 benefit, this year it will be in the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater at the Gallo Center to accommodate more than 1,200 people.
Ticket prices range from $30 to $70 -- the prices have been slightly adjusted from last year’s tickets to ensure more former campers can attend and show their support. Tickets for premium seats that include a catered, VIP meet-and-greet before the show with Brett Dennen are $100, and these are already selling quickly.
Camp Jack Hazard Benefit featuring Brett Dennen and The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
VIP reception at 5:30 p.m.
Gallo Center for the Arts, Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, 1000 I Street, Modesto
Buy tickets here: http://tickets.galloarts.org/
About The Jack and Buena Foundation:
The primary goal of The Jack and Buena Foundation is to ensure that Camp Jack Hazard continues providing life-changing experiences to Central Valley youths for years to come. In the last three years, the foundation has helped 75 kids attend camp. In May 2011, the foundation began to rent and run the camp and is now focused on creating a sustainable summer camp.