Queen of Hearts Benefit Concert Announced for CEDIA 2017
A growing group of companies have joined together to announce a special event and evening during CEDIA 2017 to raise the roof — and support for female victims of trafficking. Led by SnapAV and organized by VITAL MGMT, the festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, at one of the best venues in San Diego, Humphries Concerts By The Bay. The benefit features a painting exhibition by Leon Speakers’ President Noah Kaplan, Creedence Forever, the nation’s supreme Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band from Chicago, the honoring of influential women and other surprises.
Hosts Paul and Jerri Starkey are joined by headline sponsor SnapAV, Women in CT, Leon Speakers, One Firefly, CATalyzing Communications and numerous industry donors. VITAL MGMT has organized what promises to be a fun-filled, one-of-a-kind event that honors influential woman, brings hundreds of industry folks together and makes a big difference to a worthwhile cause. Proceeds go to GenerateHope, a San Diego 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a safe place for female survivors of trafficking. In the US alone, sex trafficking of minors is the number two revenue-generating crime and a widespread problem in virtually all major cities.
Paul Starkey, the event’s originator and host, said, “We’re counting on our friends and industry to be counted as those who give joyfully to generate funds for a safe house in San Diego County to help restore the lives of women and girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. Recovery from the pain, anguish and abuse these victims suffer requires intense resources. GenerateHope helps victims through long-term housing, healing, psychotherapy and education.