Palm Bay Mayor Encourages Support of ‘Up With People’ 2015 Tour Stop
By Yvonne Martinez, Palm Bay // August 22, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY FLORIDA – The multinational cast of Up with People is coming to Melbourne, Florida.
Up with People (UWP), which has toured more than 70 countries around the world during the last 50-years, has announced that Melbourne, Florida will be a stop on their 2015 tour.
On Friday the 4 and Saturday the 5 of September, 2015 at 8 p.m and 7 p.m. respectively Up with People will perform public shows at The Scott Center at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida.
The proceeds from show ticket sales will benefit The Scott Center for Autism Treatment; which is a facility dedicated to research, treatment and education for autism and families with autism.
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment teaches life skills to children with autism and also to parents to help them live a happier and more fulfilling life.
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR CAPOTE
“Up with People” will be making a stop in Melbourne for two performances on September 4th and 5th. The proceeds from these performances will benefit the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at the Florida Tech campus. I encourage all our residents to make plans to attend one of these performances.“Up with People” is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to promoting hope and helping communities all around the world. The musical performances are uplifting, inspirational and will undoubtedly leave you feeling happy. Please join me in supporting this event and supporting the Scott Center for Autism Treatment. Together we can all make a positive difference in our community.
While in Melbourne, Florida between August 31 and September 7,Up with People will spend time participating in service projects and live with local host families.
Beginning in July, Up with People will be recruiting families to host international cast members during their stay in Melbourne, Florida. The sharing goes both ways; while families share their traditions and local attractions, the cast members share their experiences and cultures.
By the end of their five-month world tour, the cast will visit dozens of communities throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico.
The international cast of 100 will also complete more than 1,000 hours of community service reaching out to and supporting many local non-profit organizations. Community members are invited to join the cast to give back to their own communities. Volunteering is not the only way to get involved, if you or someone you know is between the ages of 17 and 29, local youth can apply to travel in future programs and even earn college credit during their tour.
In recent years many Melbourne natives have traveled the world with Up with People, including Monica Shah who is responsible for helping to bring the cast into town along with friends and other members of the Shah Family.
Best known for their high-energy, upbeat, family-friendly entertainment, the cast of 100 participants representing 20 countries is participating in UWP’s international global education program for young adults. For 50 years, the casts of Up with People have toured the globe performing for millions, including an unprecedented four Super Bowl halftime shows.
“The Journey will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Up with People, while acknowledging that UWP’s mission is an ongoing journey, and is as relevant in 2015 as it was in 1965,” explains Up with People Executive Producer Eric Lentz.
“The show will feature historical highlights from throughout Up with People’s existence, including pop medleys from the last 5 decades, and a medley of iconic UWP international dances. Original UWP songs will introduce timeless themes, and include messages of hope, movement, peace, and an overriding sense of motivation to go out and make a positive change in the world.” Lentz added.
Up with People’s visit to Melbourne, Florida is presented by Southeast Petroleum Distributors, Kars Petro, BB&T, Lincoln Financial Advisors/Sagemark Consulting and Desai Family, LLC, is supported by local media sponsor Space Coast Medicine and Space Coast Daily.com. Ticket proceeds benefit The Scott Center for Autism Treatment.
Up with People is an independent nonprofit, [501(c)(3)] organization without any religious or political affiliations.
It provides young adults an international and intercultural experience that teaches service leadership and uses the performing arts to deliver messages of hope and goodwill throughout the world. Up with People exists today to spark people to action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world while building bridges of understanding as a foundation for world peace.
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