SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

Arizona Lottery

September 20, 2010 14:54 ET

Arizona Lottery Sponsors 2010 Ballet Under the Stars

$15,000 Sponsorship to Fund Ballet Arizona's Annual Community Event

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  The Arizona Lottery recently announced its $15,000 sponsorship of Ballet Arizona's annual performance series, Ballet Under the Stars.

Ballet Under the Stars allows Arizona communities to enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting and costumes. Ranging from classical to contemporary dance, Ballet Under the Stars is a great family event and the perfect opportunity to expose children to ballet for the first time. The program features outdoor performances in parks across the Valley from Sept. 22-26. These free performances begin at 7 p.m. every night and are open to the public.

"Community sponsorships are a core initiative of the Arizona Lottery," said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. "In addition to Ballet Arizona, the Arizona Lottery will be sponsoring many other community initiatives during fiscal year 2011. We are honored to sponsor Ballet Under the Stars for the second year in a row and enjoy the tradition of bringing free performances to the public."

Sponsorship dollars from the Arizona Lottery are allocated through an application and RFP process. Special consideration is given to community programs and events that promote arts, diversity, education, human services, public health and public welfare. Sponsorships are limited to one contribution per organization per year and are designated for events where the primary audience is age 21 or older. Applications are currently being accepted for fiscal year 2011 sponsorships. For more information about applying for a sponsorship, contact Cindy Esquer at cesquer@azlottery.gov.

About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets -- nearly $3 million per week -- fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out over $4.2 billion in prizes to players, more than $2.5 billion in net profit to the state, and almost $510 million in commissions to retailers.

About Ballet Arizona
Ballet Arizona, in its 25th season, is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating and commissioning new, innovative works. Ballet Arizona is under the artistic direction of internationally acclaimed choreographer Ib Andersen, who was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than a decade. Ballet Arizona is committed to educational and outreach programs that reach more than 25,000 children and families every year. For more information regarding Ballet Arizona's Ballet Under the Stars, visit www.balletaz.org or call 602-381-0184.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Cindy Esquer
    Arizona Lottery
    (480) 921-4517

    Jennifer Adler
    E.B. Lane
    (602) 417-1594