Coca-Cola and ShopRite made the holidays brighter for children in need, inviting 1,000 children from the Garden of Dreams Foundation to enjoy an exclusive performance of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden to make dreams come true for children in crisis.
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This year, with a donation by Coca-Cola and ShopRite, Garden of Dreams children had the opportunity to attend a private showing of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and experience first-hand the holiday magic the Christmas Spectacular brings to New York City every year.
Through Coca-Cola and ShopRite’s support 14 of the 21 Garden of Dreams partner organizations including Children’s Aid Society, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro NY, NJ and Suffolk and New York Presbyterian were able to attend this exclusive presentation of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.[ Also Read: 100 Dreamers for Disney’s Dreamers Academy ]
“Coca-Cola is excited to partner with ShopRite and the Garden of Dreams Foundation to bring holiday cheer to local children in need with the gift of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.” said Seena Cushman, Coca-Cola VP of Sales. “For more than 78 years, the Christmas Spectacular has brightened spirits in New York City.”
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, is running now through Dec. 31, 2010. Since its inception in 1933, the show has become a New York holiday tradition bringing joy to audiences of all ages.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and claimed to be the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.
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