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Shaggy to perform at Sandals Royal Bahamian

Sandals Foundation and Coca-Cola present charity event to raise funds for the PACE Foundation
  • Grammy award winning artist Shaggy will perform at one of the biggest parties of the year on Saturday, November 2, as the Sandals Foundation and Coca-Cola present “Vibes On The Island”, an exciting fundraiser in aid of PACE’s (Providing Access to Continued Education) building fund.


Published: Oct 18, 2013

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He’s the man with the commanding presence and a distinctive voice that is recognizable throughout the world, and he’s bringing his certified diamond-selling performance to The Bahamas.

Grammy award-winning artist Shaggy will perform at one of the biggest parties of the year on Saturday, November 2, as The Sandals Foundation and Coca-Cola present “Vibes On The Island”, an exciting fundraiser in aid of the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education) Foundation’s building fund.

Guests can expect to hear Shaggy perform his hits from over the years like “Oh Carolina”, “Boombastic”, “It Wasn’t Me”, “Angel”, “Lucky Day”, “Clothes Drop”, “Strength of a Woman”, “Church Heathen”, “Bonafide Girl” and “Sugarcane”, which proved to be 2011’s summer anthem.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7 p.m., cost $175 each and cover all food and drinks. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the PACE Foundation, which provides education and support to teenage mothers, while promoting awareness to help reduce teen pregnancy.

“We want our guests to have a fabulous time and walk away knowing that their donation continues to make a difference in our children’s lives,” said Sonia Brown, president of the PACE Foundation.

The ultimate goal of the fundraiser is to ensure that young mothers have access to a support center that will accommodate administrative, healthcare, nursery and academic services. The Sandals Foundation has made a commitment to see this through.

“The Sandals Foundation has been a very proud partner of PACE, which continues to make a remarkable impact on the lives of many young girls, changing the outcome for future generations,” said Heidi Clarke, director of programs at the Sandals Foundation. “We support and implement projects that create educational opportunities that are crucial to community development. PACE’s initiatives are definitely in line with what we do.”

The Sandals Foundation, in supporting PACE with its fundraising, established the Buy A Brick Programme in Nassau, where guests at Sandals Royal Bahamian are able to purchase a brick with funds going towards the construction of the new PACE facility.

The PACE Foundation purchased a building on East Street under a mortgage agreement with the Bahamas Development Bank in 2009. Since then, they have been trying to raise $350,000 to renovate the building — they have raised $60,000 thus far.

“This money is being raised by direct appeals to corporate Bahamas and events such as these (Vibes on the Island),” Brown said. “We began working with the Sandals Foundation about two years ago, and they have proven to be a pillar of support.”

 

• This event is also being sponsored by Ecolab. Ticket outlets for the Shaggy performance are at Sandals Royal Bahamian – Kendra McPhee, prsrb@grp.sandals.com, 327-6400 ext. 6322; Kenishka Henry, kahenry@grp.sandals.com, 327-6400 ext. 6306 or Chester Robards, 357-5664 ext. 6322, as well as Harbourside Marine on East Bay Street, 394-8360 or 393-3461 and Lindsay Mulock, 376-3311.

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