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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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Event calendar
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018


MUSIC

DOWNSTREAM @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

LIFE OF AGONY/SICK OF IT ALL @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 6:30pm

JOHNNY O @ Lobby Bar at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 10:00pm

WEIRD SCIENCE @ Hard Rock Cafe at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 10:00pm

The THE BAND Band @ Darress Theatre, Boonton - 8:00pm

Brian Fallon @ Crossroads (Garwood), Garwood - 8:00pm

KASHMIR THE LIVE LED ZEPPELIN SHOW @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 8:00pm

Holiday POPS! @ Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton - 3:00pm and 6:00pm

TAKING BACK SUNDAY @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 7:00pm

Classic Stones Live! The Complete Rolling Stones Tribute Show @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 8:00pm

The Beat Tells @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

The Metropolitan Opera: La Traviata @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 1:00pm







THEATRE

Elf, The Musical @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm and 7:00pm and 7:30pm

A Christmas Story @ Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, Budd Lake - 8:00pm

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Junie B. Jones The Musical at Black Box PAC @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 11:00am

A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 1:30pm and 3:30pm

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COMEDY

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