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With unemployment and a very challenging economy, many charities are experiencing an increased demand for their programs and services. Yet, the same charities are likely struggling with a decrease in revenue and limited staff resources. With that in mind, Kapco and our corporate partners are pleased to underwrite and stage Kapco’s Grand Slam Charity Jam that will benefit over 50 Southeastern Wisconsin charities. This exciting and unique event will provide an ideal avenue for charities to raise funds and awareness of their vital missions, without having to extend significant staff and financial resources. Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 that will be divided among our participating charities. The Grand Slam Charity Jam will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Potawatomi’s Woodland Dreams Ballroom and Northern Lights Theater. This will be a “can’t miss,” high energy, visually stunning, and extremely fun annual event. The headliner will be SUGAR RAY – famous for a number of hit songs including “FLY” “EVERY MORNING” “SOMEDAY” and “WHEN IT’S OVER.” The event will feature a number of celebrities including American Idol stars Kimberley Locke and Paris Bennett, football legend Leroy Butler, and our host, Kristin Bauer, a star of HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. This type of celebrity, high profile event is rare in Milwaukee’s philanthropic circles. The VIP Dinner Party will run from 5:30 pm until 7:45 pm in the Woodland Drams Ballroom and will include top-level food stations, live music, art auction featuring the original art of international artist Eric Waugh, celebrity appearances, red carpet walk, charity and sponsor exhibition area, silent auction and voice auction. The ticket prices for the VIP Dinner Party (which include concert admission) range from $100 – $500 each. Corporate sponsors of the event will be given tickets and a reserved table for the VIP Party. VIP/Corporate tables are available for $5000 and $2500. $5000 table buyers can pick a charity of their choice to receive a $2500 donation from the event proceeds. The Grand Slam Concert will be a 2-3 hour concert starting at 8:00 pm in the gorgeous, intimate Northern Lights Theater. The concert will feature Sugar Ray, American Idol stars Kimberley Locke and Paris Bennett, live art by international artist Eric Waugh, and appearances by other special guests. There will be beverage table service for our ticket buyers on the main floor of the theater. Upon conclusion of the event, artists, volunteers and sponsors will have the opportunity to attend an Afterparty in Potawatomi’s Tribal Room offering gorgeous views of the Milwaukee skyline. Joe Hite will perform live at the event. Tickets can be purchased at www.grandslamcharityjam.org.