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Ben and I Play For Peace

Ben & I Play for Peace is an annual National Concert event that encourages people to use their talents to help others and honors those in our community who devote their lives to service. It is our honor to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

Our 2013 Concert at St. David's Episcopal in Austin, TX raised additional funds to those represented here online, totaling $4, 681.00
That brings our 2013 total close to $9,000.00 ... and counting! 

Our 2012 Concerts, which took place in Austin, Sarasota, and Seattle raised a total of $3, 843.92 for WWP

For more information on our project, please visit:    http://www.benandiplayforpeace.com   and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/benandiplayforpeace

This project is a collaboration between Ben (a 15 year old philanthropist and classical guitarist), Dr. Kim Perlak (guitarist and college professor), and their friends from across the nation led by soprano Martha Lopez-Leschke. In the past two years, our concerts in Austin, Sarasota, Seattle, and Denver raised several thousand dollars for Wounded Warriors and CNN Hero Brad Blauser’s non-profit Wheelchairs For Iraqi Kids and were honored by the House of Representatives. This year, we were thrilled to be joined by blues guitarist Kirby Kelley, Robert Summers - a veteran who has come on board as our Student & Sponsorship Coordinator, and our community partner St. David's Episcopal Church. Through the St. David's Journey Group program, two groups of beginning guitarists: the Veterans Guitar Group and one of their supporters, performed on our concert!

We are also grateful to our 2013 partner, Concordia University - TX for funding our PR costs so that all funds raised will go directly to this great work. Advance thanks also go to the students in American Pop & Guitar classes at Concordia whose volunteer work makes this possible!

Special thanks to those of you who joined us through our 2013 Supporter Concerts, Soprano Martha Lopez-Leschke's live webcast "Pajama Concert Series" and "Exposition and Finale: the Classen Guitar Program Concert" in Oklahoma City, directed by Matt Denman.
To find out more about these events, please visit our website.

We are moved by the service of our troops and proud to honor them with our project. It is our hope to use our musical talents on this day to bring added awareness and support to our men and women in uniform who have given so much to our country. 

Please support us with your donation. 

Thank you!!!



Total Raised

$4,695.00

Funded: 93.9%
Donors
Martha Lopez
$80.00
1813 days ago
Martin Leschke
$30.00
1817 days ago
William Bush
$50.00
1818 days ago
Celia Castaneda
$20.00
1818 days ago
Emil Beran
$50.00
1818 days ago
Pamela Nelson
$50.00
1818 days ago
Kimberly S. Perlak
$100.00
1818 days ago
Martha Lopez
$60.00
1818 days ago
Valerie Kraft
$15.00
1818 days ago
Tara Maguire
$50.00
1819 days ago
Gary Frese
$25.00
1828 days ago
Saphren and Marcy Lapointe/Gilliland
$50.00
1828 days ago
Tracy Smith
$10.00
1828 days ago
Martha Lopez
$125.00
1829 days ago
Jessica Garcia
$10.00
1829 days ago
Anthony Morris
$10.00
1829 days ago
Tenly Williams
$200.00
1830 days ago
Charles Belcher
$100.00
1835 days ago
Maurice Werdegar
$1,000.00
1836 days ago
Alyssa Eacono
$75.00
1848 days ago
Russell Bauer
$1,000.00
1853 days ago
Kimberly S. Perlak
$99.00
1868 days ago
Art Borrego
$300.00
1874 days ago
Kimberly S. Perlak
$100.00
1901 days ago
Cameron Peace
$100.00
2170 days ago
Martha Lopez
$331.00
2178 days ago
Ron Laby
$25.00
2191 days ago
Sasha Wolosin
$10.00
2192 days ago
Mary Boscia
$100.00
2194 days ago
Marita & Fred Perlak
$100.00
2196 days ago
Ed and Patricia Perlak
$100.00
2271 days ago
Art Borrego
$300.00
2272 days ago
Kimberly S. Perlak
$20.00
2283 days ago
Event

Ben & I Play for Peace - 2013

PS Concert/Music Fundraiser
From:4/20/2013
To:4/20/2013
Location: St. David's Episcopal Church