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Tahoe Youth and Family Services hosts Night of Magic fundraiser on South Shore

Autumn Whitney
awhitney@tahoedailytribune.com
Nonprofit Tahoe Youth and Family Services hosts its inaugural Night of Magic at The Loft on Friday, Nov. 4.
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What: Night of Magic

When: Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Loft

Tickets: $60

Info: www.tahoeyouth.org

Join Tahoe Youth and Family Services for the organization’s first-ever Night of Magic at The Loft on Friday, Nov. 4, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Based on the venue’s standard Magic Fusion shows, the event comes as a fundraiser for the nonprofit.

“We’re big fans of The Loft and the work they do there. We think that place is wonderful. We thought there was a way we can combine themes — tying into the work we do, there’s a lot of people that come together and serve others.

“Our thought was, between our staff, volunteers and donors, there’s a lot of magic that happens. That may sound corny, but the work we do at Tahoe Youth in helping people change their lives, we just felt there’s magic in that and love that theme so much.

“We created this event to not only have a magic show at a wonderful spot in Tahoe, but also to invite people to be part of the magic of changing people’s lives,” TYFS executive director Christopher Croft said.

The evening begins with wine, appetizers and a meet-and-greet with TYFS staff to learn more about the organization’s programs. Magic begins at 9 p.m.

It costs $60 to attend the event, and all proceeds fund community programs that serve youth and families. TYFS hopes to reach its $15,000 fundraising goal through the fundraiser.

“This is our inaugural fundraising event. Tahoe Youth is an organization that’s reliant on a lot of government grants and government money that have very specific applications — it’s very limited as far as what those funds can be used for. Our board has taken it upon themselves this year to do more fundraising for the organization so we have more flexibility.

“This particular event is a big deal for us — it’s the first big event that we’re doing as a board. We’re hoping it’ll be successful enough to be a significant fundraising event every year,” TYFS board of directors member Sabrina Siino said.

TYFS has also launched a giving campaign, which allows donations to be submitted via text message with the keyword “TAHOEYOUTH” to 41-444.

“Texting will be available all year long — it’s never a bad time to give.

“There’s a lot we do. We have four locations spanning across three different counties and two states. There’s a lot we do between Alpine and Douglas Counties and South Lake Tahoe, and we’re fortunate we get the support to do these programs. We have to continue to get more people involved. That’s why we try to put on events like this,” Croft said.

The same system can also be used to purchase tickets for the fundraising event — text MAGICTIX to 91-999. Tickets are also available online at http://www.tahoeyouth.org or by calling TYFS at 530-541-2445.

Night of Magic begins on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., and TYFS prefers attendees be at least 21 years of age.

For additional information, visit http://www.tahoeyouth.org.


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