Newark New Jersey Charity offers 'Hannah Montana' tickets for only $1000


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Jan 26, 2005
Buying "Hannah Montana" tickets to prevent gun violence? That's the promise of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which is offering some donors a coveted seat at the teen phenom's concerts in Newark this weekend in exchange for a $1,000 donation.

In a world where "Hannah" tickets already are going for $2,000, a mostly tax-deductible ticket seemed like a good way to raise money for Newark's Community Eye program, a public safety initiative which puts security cameras in city neighborhoods, foundation President Hans Dekker said.

He hopes people will shell out one thousand bucks for the warm-and-fuzzy feeling of helping others and -- as a huge bonus -- seeing Miley Cyrus as her alter ego "Hannah Montana" in the hottest ticket in town.

Tickets to the 15-year-old Disney star's Saturday and Sunday performances at the Prudential Center sold out through Ticketmaster and various fan clubs within minutes, and resellers have jacked up prices as high as $2,000, leaving many parents disappointed.

A few weeks ago, the Community Foundation of New Jersey received a windfall of 100 tickets -- 50 for each show. An anonymous benefactor sold the block of seats for $6,800, knowing the foundation would give them away to those willing to make a $1,000 contribution to the charity, Dekker said.

So far, 30 of the prized tickets have been given away and 70 remain, Dekker said. At the bottom of the foundation's Web site is a box with the "Hannah Montana" logo and the plea, "Help Newark, Get Free Tickets."

A campaign to raise money for the Community Eye program began after the August slayings of three Newark college students, Iofemi Hightower, Terrance Aeriel and Dashon Harvey, who were assaulted in a playground behind a Newark elementary school. A fourth student, Natasha Aeriel, was shot in the face but survived.

Donations will help fund the program, which will put gunshot detection technology and 50 surveillance cameras in areas where gun violence has occurred.


I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
They should contribute to the Actual Statutory **** Foundation and not the bullshit Statutory Statutory **** Foundation.


The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head
Feb 15, 2005
Elkton, MD
How long before we see her curtains?

Wood floor all the way.