I've promised (& promised) and here it is! I found this excerpt from my story fitting as my blog posts this week highlight two wonderful charitable organizations.
~~The year is 1987~~
Thank goodness we have reserved parking, because when we arrive on campus, there is absolutely nowhere to park. In addition to the concert goer’s cars, media vans are everywhere.
We arrive at our seats in the front row as Kevin takes the stage.
“Ladies and Gentlemen,” Kevin screams into the microphone above the roar of the crowd, “Welcome to our first annual Rother Foundation Benefit Concert. We’re so excited to have you all here with us.”
He waits for the applause to quiet down and continues, “There are children in this world who are not as fortunate as all of us. They cannot walk into their public library and read a book; they do not have books to read in school, they do not have newspapers or comics, dictionaries or encyclopedias. Many of them cannot even read at all. The Rother Foundation, was founded to help these children; to help build libraries, to supply books, and to teach them to read. We rely on the kindness of people like you, to provide resources that will help us help them. We thank each and every one of you who came out today to support us. We especially thank James Bishop and Spectrum for coming out here today!”
Kevin waits as the crowd erupts in cheers.
“Before we get started, I would like to take a minute to thank the fabulous team of student interns and support staff that helped make this all possible,” Kevin motions for us to stand up and wave. My hands start to sweat as I nervously rise from my seat, grateful he does not ask us all to get on stage.
“And now, the moment you have all been waiting for. Ladies and Gentlemen - - SPECTRUM!” Kevin extends his hand as he rushes off the stage.
You know I can't give away too much now, but let me know what you think & I'll keep posting ;)