CAPECO CANCELS DANCING WITH YOUR PENDLETON STARS 2020 EVENT - $50,750.60 total raised
June 22: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) announced today that it’s 2020 charity event, Dancing with your Pendleton Stars, has been cancelled. No winner can be declared in the absence of a competition. In total, $50,750.60 was raised by seven dancers who fundraised for the charity of their choice: Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, Rivoli Coalition, Pendleton Ice Sports, The Guardian Care Center, BMCC Foundation - Community Theater, Pioneer Relief Nursery, and Farmers Ending Hunger.
“People like the Pendleton Stars and their charities, make our world a better place,” Paula Hall, CEO of CAPECO said. “We are saddened that this incredibly impactful community event won’t happen this year; however, our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of our community and this is the right decision. The amount raised this year without an event, during a pandemic is awe-inspiring!”
CAPECO is hopeful to move forward with the annual event next year, given the financial impact and positive awareness the event brings to so many not for profit organizations in Pendleton.
All event ticket proceeds support CAPECO’s food bank, which provides food to hungry community members spanning four counties. Due to the increase in devastated individuals and families, support is needed now more than ever before. In that light, we are so grateful for your donation this year even though you didn't get to see the event. If you are still wanting a ticket refund, please email CAPECO at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-278-5693 by July 4, 2020. *The refund does not include handling fees paid at the time of ticket purchase (refund will be $20 per ticket).
If you’d like more information about the event or how to donate to your community through CAPECO, please visit capeco-works.org.