MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 – The second annual TNT JFK G!ee High School Showdown will take place on Sunday, November 13 (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) at the Eric MacLean S. J. Centre for the Performing Arts (2477 West Broadway Avenue) of Loyola High School in N.D.G. It will benefit The “Just For Kids” Foundation which raises funds to purchase new, high-priority equipment for The Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH).
While all of the 750 available tickets have been sold, organizers note that supporters of the nine participating high schools can still contribute to this event by making a donation online at www.jfkfoundation.ca.
Participating high schools in this song and dance competition are defending champion St. George’s, Bialik, Kuper Academy, Lindsay Place, LaurenHill Academy, Royal Vale School, Selwyn House,The Study, and Trafalgar School for Girls. Each “G!EE” team has been given a fundraising objective of $1,000 towards JFK.
“Thanks to the astounding popularity of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning television show GLEE, teens throughout North America are embracing the Glee phenomenon by performing their own Glee music/ dance routines” says Ali Greenberg, Chairperson of TNT JFK G!EE High School Showdown. “So we decided to create a platform for the kids to have their own glee-like competition. Last year’s event was such a huge success that we are back for the second year in a row and we are thrilled”.
JFK is comprised of approximately 200 volunteers across four chapters throughout the island of Montreal, each one hosting an exciting fundraising event within the community each year. Now in its milestone 25th year, JFK has purchased over $7.5 million worth of equipment that the MCH might not have otherwise been able to procure within its own budget limits.