(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The winner of the Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge People’s Choice award is the Toms River High School North Nautical Stars Theatre Company. They have won $5,000 as chosen by the public in an online vote. The company performed their own, original musical comedy called TheatreVision at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College as part of the Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge on November 29, 2016.
The Toms River North Nautical Stars Theatre Company joins the winner of the Adjudicator’s Choice award, the Ashley Lauren Foundation Theatre Ensemble of Monmouth County. In total, $10,000 was given out to the winners of the Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge.
Please visit www.engagetomsriver.com for more information on the event, winners and all participating theater groups.
The Engage Toms River Giving Tuesday Theater Group Challenge is presented by Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, an organization that uses philanthropy to increase citizen activity and economic development opportunities through the arts, healthcare and education. The Foundation is a proactive grant maker heavily active in the communities it has targeted to make an impact in, and is committed to identifying leaders and teams who it feels can bring their organizations to the next level, and beyond. Since 2013, it has invested over $8 million in the community, with an additional $14 million committed. For more information on the projects and impact the Foundation has made, please visit www.jayandlindagruninfoundation.org.