STAAR Night Sets Record Attendance to Benefit Hutch Fund Charity
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — On Tuesday May 22nd, The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) boasted a record attendance of over 800 supporters at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for the 7th Annual STAAR Night. This event is a Broadway-style ensemble stage show highlighting a different theme every year. All proceedsThe Hutch Fund”, a charity set up by SAAR to help REALTOR® and Affiliate members and Staff who have experienced a crisis or catastrophe. benefit “
“When we walk on stage, it’s not American Idol, it’s more,“ said Ron Nachtwey, STAAR Night Cast Ambassador. “We spend hours and days preparing, it’s a labor of love and the whole time the Hutch Fund is on our minds.”
STAAR Night 2012 showcased the theme, Celebrating Television’s Most Memorable Moments, a silhouette glance of famous television scenes, songs, shows and choreography. The night’s highlight performances ranged from Groucho Marx, to Lucille Ball, Cher and a finale with the whole cast dancing to Michael Jackson’s "Thriller". This event was a large collaborative volunteer effort with several months of rehearsals by a cast of talented SAAR Members.
“It’s exciting the money that is being raised to help people in need and that’s what this event is all about,” said SAAR Chairman Gordon Snyder. “The Hutch Fund” assists with medical costs for the individual or their immediate family, transportation to and from medical appointments, at-home assistance during a recovery period, and financial assistance with a medical condition to those unable to continue their current occupation.
“STAAR night improves every year. The cast and crew put in many, many hours and deliver a lively and highly entertaining evening. I always look forward to it, “said Patrick Jones, SAAR Chairperson Elect.
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