Pennzoil presents Rock for Dimes Sherkston Shores
Local amateur musicians to raise money for a great cause.
On Friday, May 31, four bands will take to the stage at Live Lounge at Sherkston Shores to raise an estimated $5,000 for people living with physical disabilities at the Pennzoil presents Rock for Dimes battle of the bands fundraiser.
The Remnants, Firewater, Red Light Masters and The Moonlighters will do battle at the event in front of judges, Sherkston Shores entertainment director Natalie Scalzo, musicians Mark Swayze and Dennis Ullman. Jamie Rankin of radio sponsor Giant FM will be the evening’s emcee. Moyralyn will be the pre-show entertainment.
All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada’s Campers Helping Campers program. Campers Helping Campers is an annual fund raising program that takes place from May-October and involves the generous support of staff, volunteers, campers and members of Camping In Ontario.
Funds raised through Campers Helping Campers are used to support participants in March of Dimes Canada’s Outdoor Recreation Programs. Funds are used to subsidize the costs associated with supporting a person who lives with a disability so they can enjoy a summer camping experience. Costs that are covered include: specialized travel to and from the camp, meals, attendant care, accommodations, supplies and day trips.
“We’re really excited to be holding this fundraiser again at Sherkston Shores, and the winning band will have the opportunity to play a gig later in the year, which is very exciting, says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development for March of Dimes Canada. Pennzoil presents Rock for Dimes will help us offer recreational programming to people with disabilities,” she continues.
Pennzoil is the presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include AMG Medical Supplies, Long & McQuade, Sherkston Shores, Reverb Nation and media sponsor Giant FM.
Doors will open at 6:30pm on Friday, May 31 at Live Lounge, located at Sherkston Shores, 490 Empire Road. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information or to order tickets online visit www.rockfordimes.ca/sherkstonshores or call 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7380.