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State College, Pa., Sept. 2, 2004 - Organizers of the Kevin Dare Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold an all-age show to benefit the fund on Wednesday, October 13 at the Crowbar in downtown State College, Pa.
The event, now in its third year, has been highly successful in raising funds to support the Kevin Dare Memorial Scholarship at Penn State and the Dare Foundation that is dedicated to making the sport of pole vaulting a safer event. Kevin Dare, a highly accomplished pole vaulter at Penn State, died tragically while competing at the 2002 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Dare Foundation has worked over the past two years to prompt adoption of rule changes and improve equipment to make the sport of pole vaulting safer.
Last year's concert at the Crowbar raised over $9,000 and drew a crowd of 500. Nearly $70,000 has been raised for the fund to date with 100 percent of all benefit ticket sales and raffle sales going directly to the scholarship fund.
The benefit show will be open to all-ages with adults and children encouraged to attend. The Crowbar doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and performances, which will cover a broad range of music from adult contemporary to modern rock, will continue until 2:00 a.m. A complete list of bands performing and information on the scholarship fund and foundation can be found by visiting www.kevindare.com.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Members of the Penn State Student Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) will be selling advance tickets and raffle tickets prior to Penn State's first three home football games. They will be located in tents near the Beaver Stadium and Bryce Jordan Center entrances starting three hours prior to game time. Tickets may also be purchased at the website or by calling the Crowbar at 814-237-0426. Sponsorship for the show is growing weekly and currently includes contributions from Penn State, King Printing, The Crowbar, Priority Mortgage, The Student Book Store, 3WZ Radio (95.3 FM) and MetLife.