FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2017
It’s Time for Sham Jam 32!
Popular Juneau Party and Fundraiser Gives Back to the Community
JUNEAU — The Alaska Young Democrats and the Canvas invite you to the 32nd annual charity fundraiser, The Sham Jam, on Saturday March 11th at 8:00pm at the Canvas Art Studio at 223 Seward Street, Juneau.
Sham(rock) Jam is a long-standing charity event started by retired Senator Johnny Ellis of Anchorage, offering residents of Juneau, legislators, and staff the opportunity to socialize, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and give back to the community. Senator Ellis will be traveling from Anchorage this year to make a special appearance at the event!
All proceeds from the event will go to support the Canvas Art Studio, which provides studio, pottery, and gallery facilities for the Juneau arts community. Their goal is to foster creativity and inclusion of adults with disabilities through shared art experiences and exhibitions. Last year’s event raised over $6,000. Bringing people into the Canvas for the event allows attendees to become familiar with the space and learn more about the program opportunities while also raising funds for the program.
This year’s theme is “Superheroes” and attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite. There will be a live DJ, open bar, and prizes awarded for the best superhero costumes. Tickets are $20 in advance in Room 7 of the Capitol, or $25 at the door, and attendees must be 21 or older.
For tickets or more information, please contact Nate Graham at 253-905-0975 or at Nate.Graham@akleg.gov.