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SOPAC's Texas Hold 'em Tournament and Casino Night Raised over $70,000

originally published: 05/16/2018

SOPAC's Texas Hold 'em Tournament and Casino Night Raised over $70,000

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) held a Texas Hold ‘em Tournament and Casino Night fundraiser on Wednesday, April 25th at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. The exciting evening of poker and casino games was a financial success, netting over $71,000 for the South Orange non-profit. Proceeds will be used for education and community events, in addition to supporting the operations of “New Jersey’s Favorite Small Performing Arts Center.” SOPAC provides high quality engaging performances at affordable prices, serving over 50,000 people each year.

Committee chair and SOPAC Board of Governors member Carl Wolf spearheaded the successful event, bringing together many people who were introduced to the South Orange Performing Arts Center for the first time. “I was delighted to see so many people support SOPAC,” said Wolf. “We hope to see them again in our performance hall where they can enjoy music, comedy, theatre and more.” The Grand Prize Winner received an all-expense trip to Sonoma and San Francisco while the Runner-Up received dinner at Sardi’s plus orchestra seats to Broadway’s hottest ticket- Hamilton.

This event was generously sponsored by Spartan Capital Securities, LLC, a full-service, integrated financial services firm that provides sound investment guidance for high net worth individuals and institutions. Their in-depth market knowledge, calculated risk management strategy and investment acumen have earned them a strong reputation as trusted financial advisors. SCS also offers advisory and insurance services through its affiliates, Spartan Capital Private Wealth Management LLC and Spartan Capital Insurance Services LLC.

In addition to Spartan Capital, Tommy Bass and Hirzel Canning Company & Farms as well as a number of other individual donors provided support for the night of fun and prizes. SOPAC is truly grateful for these sponsors who recognize the importance of arts activities and programs in the community, the local region and beyond. 

Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages.  To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory.  SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall Theatre productions. American Theater Group is SOPAC’s theatre company in-residence. 



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The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), located at One SOPAC Way in South Orange, is a 501(c)(3 )charitable organization. SOPAC received funding through a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, visitnj.org.  SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

SOPAC's Texas Hold 'em Tournament and Casino Night Raised over $70,000

PHOTOS: (TOP) John Lowry and Spartan Financial Team (BOTTOM) SOPAC Board of Governors





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Friday, Sep 21, 2018


MUSIC

Talib Kweli @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 9:00pm


JESSIE’S GIRL @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 8:00pm

Bill Staines at the Minstrel @ Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, , Morristown - 7:30pm

FELIX CAVALIERE AND GENE CORNISH’S RASCALS @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

MICHAEL MCDONALD @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Up Close & Personal 2 with "Them Lean On Me Boys"...RIFF @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

The Marshall Tucker Band with special guest The Outlaws @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 7:30pm

The Jeff Jensen Band @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Souvenir @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents SILENT SKY @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

Incorruptible @ Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Township - 8:00pm

West End Festival of the Arts- Theatre Brut Session 1 @ West End Arts Center, Long Branch - 8:00pm

OPEN auditions for Sondheim on Sondheim @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 7:00pm

Evita @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

Seuls en Scene French Theater Festival - "Harlem Quartet" @ Class of 1970 Theatre, Whitman College , Princeton - 7:00pm

Seuls en Scene French Theater Festival - "Portrait de Ludmilla en Nina Simone " @ Class of 1970 Theatre, Whitman College, Princeton - 9:00pm

HUMAN ERROR by Eric Pfeffinger @ West Windsor Arts Center, Princeton Junction - 8:00pm


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Brick City @ Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union - 8:00pm


COMEDY

Big Apple Comedy Club @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm


FILM

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Quote-A-Long @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 7:00pm

New Jersey Film Festival @ Voorhees Hall #105, New Brunswick - 7:00pm


LECTURE

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