FIRST EVER SAILOR CIRCUS ARENA SEAT NAMING OPPORTUNITY
The Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC) has launched its first ever, limited-opportunity fundraising program to name seats in the newly renovated Sailor Circus Arena. This is the first such opportunity in the 71 year history of the Sailor Circus program. Naming proceeds will help build the new Sailor Circus Fund which will provide scholarships, equipment and maintenance, performance costumes and more to future generations of young artists.
“We are so excited with our Arena’s evolution. Last year, our successful community campaign funded a complete makeover and air conditioning for the first time,” stated Pedro Reis, CAC Founder, President & CEO. “Now our community has the opportunity to name more than 1,300 seats in celebration of 71 years of “The Greatest Little Show on Earth.”
For as little as $100, Arena seats can be named for the donor, a family member, a special occasion or in honor or in memory of someone.
“This is a wonderful way to support our young circus artists while recognizing those who mean the most to us,” said Shari Ashman, CAC board member and chair of the Sailor Circus Fund.
There are two levels of seat naming: VIP (Siskel/Koski) Section Seats at $150/seat and Premium & Value Section Seats at $100/seat.
The Sailo Circus Arena has undergone a $5 million complete interior renovation featuring retractable stadium seating, upgraded lighting and sound systems, enhanced performance flooring, ADA compliant bathrooms, new concession area and for the first time in its history – AIR CONDITIONING. This Arena is now the largest, state of the art youth circus arts training facility in the nation!
The Sailor Circus Academy not only trains students in the circus arts, it also teaches participants life lessons. “My years in the Sailor Circus program have been an incredible experience and one that I will continue to take with me into the future,” said Jake Peterman, recent Sailor Circus Academy graduate. “Communication, confidence and trust are just a few of the many skills I learned over the years which I will carry into all aspects of life.”
Information on the new Seat Naming program can be found on The CAC website at CircusArts.org or by calling 941.355.9335, Ext. 311.
Photo id: Sailor Circus Academy students present a chair in the newly renovated arena. Photo by Cliff Roles.
About The Circus Arts Conservatory
The Circus Arts Conservatory, Sarasota is home to world-class performances, excellence in training the circus arts, and community based education and humor therapy outreach programs. The organization was born from decades of circus history and today serves as a legacy to those that have set the standards for international circus artistry and athleticism. The Circus Arts Conservatory is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit performing arts organization, whose extraordinary mission underscores its commitment to sharing the entertainment, education and enrichment of the circus arts.