Flying Trapeze Net Campaign Update: SURPRISE BONUS PERK!

Your support for the New Flying Trapeze Net campaign has been incredible. Thanks to your generous online and offline donations, you’ve helped us raise over $13,000 for our new net in record time! You made it possible for Circus Center to keep offering the magic of flying trapeze to our community: thank you.


Now we’re sharing our next goal and an exciting announcement:


Inspired by your support, we’ve set a new goal of $15,000 to help replace and maintain our other vital circus equipment.


Donations towards this new goal will help us re-stuff crash pads, purchase new aerial hoops, make needed upgrades, and more to keep our training spaces as clean and safe as possible for our beloved students.


And we’re excited to announce a NEW SUPER SURPRISE BONUS PERK to anyone who donates at least $25*: a reserved seat at a special screening of BIZARRE: A CIRCUS STORY at the Clay Theater on June 16.


BIZARRE: A CIRCUS STORY is a unique documentary that follows the fascinating life story of Master Lu Yi, Circus Center’s Artistic Director Emeritus, and features lovely performances by Eve Feldman, Haley Viloria, Ron and Or Oppenheimer, Mikayla Dinsdale, and many more of our friends and colleagues at Circus Center.


*If you donated $25 or more before the perk was announced, thank you! We’ve already reserved your seat. Since seating is limited, please RSVP by emailing Sarah here.


If you haven’t yet given, here’s your chance to support Circus Center AND see a unique documentary, featuring many of your circus friends and colleagues!


Click here to reserve your seat with a donation.


We are thrilled to offer this screening as a celebration of Master Lu Yi and our generous community. You have made it possible for us to replace and maintain our unique flying trapeze net and other essential equipment for our programs. Thank you to our amazing Circus Center family!


Here are the event details:
 
Circus Center’s special screening of
BIZARRE: A CIRCUS STORY

June 16, 2016
Priority Entry at 7:00pm, General Entry at 7:15, show at 7:30 pm
 
Clay Theater
2261 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Event Co-Chairs
Leo Harris  |  Ayla Agarwal  |  Ben Lee

Reserve your seat by donating here: www.circuscenter.org/donate


Wondering what your perks are? Here they are, updated:

$25
A specially-designed thank you card from the Circus Center Flyers, and one general entry seat at the BIZARRE screening on June 16th at the Clay Theater.

$50
A specially-designed thank you card from the Circus Center Flyers, a personal shout-out in the Circus Center Newsletter, and one general entry seat at the BIZARRE screening on June 16th at the Clay Theater.

$100
A specially-designed thank you card from the Circus Center Flyers, personal shout-out in the Circus Center Newsletter, your own piece of the old Flying Net, and one priority entry seat at the BIZARRE screening on June 16th at the Clay Theater.

$250
A specially-designed thank you card from the Circus Center Flyers, personal shout-out in the Circus Center Newsletter, a special mention on our website, your own piece of the old Flying Net! and FOUR priority entry seats at the BIZARRE screening on June 16th at the Clay Theater.

$500
A specially-designed thank you card from the Circus Center Flyers, personal shout-out in the Circus Center Newsletter, a special mention on our website, a Circus Center travel mug, your own piece of the old Flying Net, and EIGHT priority entry seats at the BIZARRE screening on June 16th at the Clay Theater.

$1000
A specially-designed thank you card from the Circus Center Flyers, personal shout-out in the Circus Center Newsletter, a special mention on our website, a Circus Center travel mug, your own piece of the old Flying Net, two Flying Trapeze class credits, and TEN priority entry seats at the BIZARRE screening on June 16th at the Clay Theater.

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Did you donate before the perk was announced? Thank you! We’ve already reserved your seat. Please RSVP by emailing Sarah here.

Haven’t reserved your seat yet, or want to reserve more? Donate here to do so: circuscenter.org/donate.

Any questions? Contact Sarah Bruhns, Grants & Development Associate

Please help us replace and maintain more circus equipment - and fill the Clay Theater! Share our campaign: www.circuscenter.org/donate. Thank you for your support!

Please note that while The Clay is a good-sized theater, we are hoping to fill every seat. We will do our best to accommodate all our amazing community donors, but we appreciate your understanding and prompt RSVPs to make sure as many of you as possible will be able to attend. Thank you!

Help Us Get a New Flying Trapeze Net!


On May 7th, we launched a $10,000 fundraising campaign for a new flying trapeze net!

Why now?
Thousands of people of all ages have flown on our trapeze, the only permanent one in San Francisco. This rig has been with us since the beginning and has shown a generation of people the joys of a quintessential circus art. You can even see the BATKID, Miles Scott, learning to fly on our trapeze in the recently released documentary Batkid Begins!

But like all equipment, nets need to be replaced eventually. Now the time has come for the current net to retire in glory, and a new net to be installed for the next cohort of adventurous flyers. And we need your support!

Why $10,000?
$10,000 will replace our flying trapeze net (a very specialized piece of equipment), cover the cost of installation, and pay for its maintenance and repair for two years. Any amount raised past that goal goes to further years of maintenance.

Why give?
A new net is essential for Circus Center's future. We can't have flying classes, parties, or shows without an up-to-date net. Without it, we'd be missing a vital part of our identity as a historic American circus hub.

With your donation today, you become a tangible part of Circus Center's future. Not only that, you can take a piece of the past home with you!

When you make a donation of $100 or more, you can take home a piece of the old net: your own symbol of the wonder our net has made possible.

Our aim is to have the new net installed by this August, ready to wow our community for the Fall Session and the American Circus Educators Conference, which we are hosting in October.

By supporting our new net and guaranteed maintenance for the next few years, you're helping Circus Center continue to share the magic of circus with thousands of children, youth and adults for years to come.

Please join our campaign today. Thank you!