For Immediate Release:
HISTORIC BENEFIT CONCERT RAISES OVER $2 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE ONE FUND BOSTON
‘BOSTON STRONG: AN EVENING OF SUPPORT AND CELEBRATION’ TO AIR ON WCVB CHANNEL 5. Commercial-Free Broadcast Premiere Airs June 29
Boston, MA (June 20, 2013) – Don Law, President of Live Nation New England, and Amy Latimer, TD Garden President, are proud to announce that ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ which took place at TD Garden on Thursday, May 30, 2013 to benefit The One Fund Boston, generated over $2 million dollars . The donation is the largest from a single source to The One Fund Boston so far and includes net proceeds from ticket sales, retail and concessions.
Additionally, Live Nation and TD Garden are pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of WCVB Channel 5 and John Hancock Financial, ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ will be broadcast commercial-free on WCVB Channel 5 from 7pm – 11pm on Saturday, June 29. Viewers will have the opportunity to make donations to The One Fund Boston during the entire broadcast.
WCVB Channel 5 has donated all of prime time to the broadcast and John Hancock Financial has underwritten the expenses associated with preparing the show such that all proceeds will be donated to The One Fund Boston.
Live Nation and TD Garden would like to thank all of the artists who so generously donated their time and talent: (in alphabetical order) Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Bell Biv Devoe, Richard Blanco , Boston, Boyz II Men, Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Clarke, Dane Cook, Dropkick Murphys, Extreme, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids on the Block, Steve Sweeney, James Taylor and Steven Wright.
For more information on The One Fund Boston or to donate, please visit www.onefundboston.org.