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