Thursday, November 15, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey gives back to central Florida. Today Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is sponsoring an Orlando food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. For one day only Ringling Bros. is offering central Florida Circus fans the opportunity to support the community by donating non-perishable, food items in exchange for ticket vouchers to “Built To Amaze!”, the all-new 143rd Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth®. A donation of 10 food items will entitles each consumer to one ticket voucher, with a limit of four vouchers (40 food items donated) per household. ( See official rules below)
Since 2009 Ringling Bros. has raised more than 10,000 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food bank. This year they have made it more convenient than ever for participants to donate by creating a drive thru donation service. “This format works very well for us to collect a significant amount of donations in just two hours,” said Sasha Hausman, development manager for SHFBCF.
“We are again encouraging members of our community to participate, and grateful to Feld Entertainment for their partnership. No need to find a parking space or carry heavy grocery bags – consumers can even stay in their PJ’s! They can simply drive to the Blue Lot at the Amway Center (located off Hughey Ave, parallel to I-4, just past Hughey and Church), stay in their cars, and volunteers will meet them and exchange ticket vouchers for donations, right through car windows ” states Ringling Bros. representative.
What a great way to help families in need, and see the greatest show on earth this year. for free! The Circus comes to Orlando again this January 10-13 with performances at the Amway Center .
Contact the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Greg Higgerson, 407-295-5009 x 21
A donation of 10 food items entitles each consumer to one ticket voucher, with a limit of four vouchers (40 food items donated) per household. Vouchers can be redeemed at the Amway Center box office for the Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. opening night performance. Ticket vouchers are available to those who donate on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Free ticket vouchers apply to opening night, promenade level only
Consumers can return to the Amway Center box office between Nov. 16 (when tickets go on sale to the general public) and January 12 to redeem vouchers for tickets. The Amway Center box office is located on Church Street. Short-term (15 minutes) parking is available in front of the box office on Church Street except during events. The Amway Center box office does not take ticket orders over the phone. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and three (3) hours prior to any event.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present “Built To Amaze!” at Amway Center January 10-13. Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth®. Tickets for Thursday and Friday performances are: $85 (Circus Celebrity), $65 (Front Row), $35 (VIP), $27, $22 and $15. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday performances are: $100 (Circus Celebrity), $70 (Front Row), $40 (VIP), $27, $22 and $15. Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included. All seats are reserved, and tickets go on sale November 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are available at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.