March 7, 2017
UPDATE!! Congrats to Olivia A. for winning the 4-pck of VIP passes and thanks to all that donated! We were able to raise $6,577. Despite not quite hitting out goal the brave staffers decided to take the plunge as a thank you to all that supported the cause. You can check out the carnage at our FB Live video here!
After a record setting year of violence in Chicago, it has been nearly impossible to ignore the struggle within our beloved Windy City. That’s why React Presents is launching a “React To Violence” campaign in an effort to improve our city and ultimately, the world around us.
React Presents and Mamby On The Beach festival have teamed up to produce a winter fundraising event called the “Mamby Plunge” to give back to Bright Star Community Outreach – a nonprofit organization aimed towards assisting people afflicted with traumatic experiences by providing various types of healing resources through programs like the TURN (The Urban Resilience Network) Center.
With 100% of the proceeds going towards Mamby’s neighboring Bright Star Community, our staff has pledged to take an icy plunge into Lake Michigan if $10,000 or more is donated by Saturday, March 11. As an added incentive, fans who donate to the Go Fund Me account will be entered to win a 4-Pack of VIP passes to Mamby 2017.
If our goal is met, Mamby staff members Martin Godinez (Marketing Manager/Talent Buyer), Alan Brant (Social Media Manager), Zach Partin (Talent Buyer), Pat Grumley (Marketing Director), Dom Brown (Festival Marketing/Experiential), Ashley Egly (Festival Director) and Yolie Carrera (Yoga Instructor) will take the Mamby Plunge into the lake from our festival home of Oakwood Beach on Saturday, March 11 at 2pm CST. We invite friends and family to join us on this day for support, and literal as well as symbolical warmth.
Please share this post with your friends and family using the official #MambyPlunge hashtag!
If you can’t make it to the beach on March 11th, you can still watch the plunge via our Facebook Livestream on the Mamby Facebook page! Check out Mamby Beach’s Mission Statement and RSVP for the latest news and announcements HERE.