SOURCE: JAM

June 23, 2008 13:16 ET

Bands That JAM for Africa!

Local Teen Spends Summer Helping to Feed African Children

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Morgan Fisher is like most 15-year-old girls, interested in music, clothes and basketball. How she is not like most 15-year-old girls, is that Morgan has spent the days of her summer vacation pulling together a fundraiser to support JAM (Joint Aid Management), a humanitarian relief organization working in eight African Nations.

Morgan took her love of music, and entirely on her own, secured 5 bands that have agreed to play at her July 9th fundraiser. Bands That JAM for Africa will be held at The Crofoot, which also donated the room for the event, and is located at 1 S. Saginaw in Pontiac, Michigan (www.thecrofoot.com). The event will start at 6PM and all ticket proceeds ($10.00 each) will be sent directly to JAM to help in their program to feed and educate over 400,000 children every day.

"I just wanted to put this event together to show teenagers that is doesn't take much to make a difference, buy a ticket, enjoy the show and you have just changed the life of a child in Africa!" says Morgan.

Like a true entrepreneur, Morgan set up the ticket printing, designed and had posters printed (all donated) and is hitting the streets asking malls, TV stations, newspapers and other media outlets to help get the word out.

The bands performing are: A Letter To You, Swimming with Dolphins, Jamestown Story, Saturday Night Shakedown and Our Film Star.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at bandsthatjam@yahoo.com, www.ticketweb.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.thecrofoot.com, or purchased at the door for $12.

One more thing, Morgan has secured a matching grant that "all money raised from the event will be matched dollar for dollar" by an outside donor.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Morgan Fisher
    248-561-0565