06 Oct KAITLYN’S #MYFIRSTTICKET WITH SHANIA
Kaitlyn got star-studded VIP treatment with her “first ticket” from Kids Up Front!
Thanks to a thoughtful last-minute donor, Kaitlyn got to experience front row seats to see Canadian country music star Shania Twain on September 17th! Adding to this excitement, Shania saw Kaitlyn in the crowd and brought her up on stage, where Kaitlyn thoughtfully thanked Kids Up Front for the experience of a lifetime. Share our excitement and watch Kaitlyn’s Walk of Fame here!
The memory created by this moment could not be a better example of an amazing “first ticket experience”. As Kids Up Front celebrates our 15th birthday, we are launching an exciting new social media campaign called “#MyFirstTicket”.
We are inviting everyone in the Kids Up Front audience to create a short video sharing the nostalgic story of their first ticket. Was it a hockey game? A concert? The theatre? Wrestling? Maybe you never got invited up on stage, but perhaps there is a wonderful story you wish to share with us, and by doing so, you can be part of the magic of our #MyFirstTicket campaign.
The impetus for this campaign was the amazing personal story shared by Dave Kelly at a Kids Count Gala a year ago. Dave spoke from the heart as he shared his memory of going to a Harlem Globetrotters game with his father, and the wonderful evening they spent together.
This story resonated with the Kids Up Front staff, and through collaboration with our valued partners at Corus Entertainment, the idea of #MyFirstTicket was born! Each and every day, Kids Up Front staff and volunteers get to see and experience first-hand the magic of giving kids tickets to a hockey game, concert, or performance. The stories we hear and are able to share with our donors live on in our office hallways. As such, we thought it would be exciting to hear the nostalgia and emotion behind the “first ticket” stories of our donors, friends, supporters and partners. As we explored this idea with those around us, we were thrilled by the impact that “first tickets” had on people and their lives. Many were inspired to explore a passion further, become a committed sports fan, try a new activity, or pursue a specific career. You are invited to view some of these stories on our website!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
In closing, Kids Up Front invites you to create some 15th birthday magic to help other deserving kids like Kaitlyn have their own memorable story.
Simply create your own video or photo explaing and sharing your first ticket experience. Share your story with as much creativity as you like. You can use props, show your ticket stubs, a jersey, or a game ball and most importantly…HAVE FUN!
1. Create a video or photo sharing your #MyFirstTicket story!
2. Pledge $15 dollars so that Kids Up Front can continue to give experiences to thousands of deserving kids in our community. You can donate here or text the word: TICKET to 41010!
3. Invite friends and family to share their memories using the hashtag #MyFirstTicket!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING DREAMS FOR KIDS COME TRUE ON OUR 15TH BIRTHDAY!