This past Tuesday (11/27) 94.3 The Point partnered with The Count Basie Center for the Arts and Citi for "Giving Tuesday!"

The goal was to raise as much money as possible so first responders and their families can receive free tickets to the Basie holiday shows this season.

I am thrilled to announce that because of everyone's joint effort, nearly $30,000 was raised in support of giving our first responders a night that they truly deserve.

First of all, I need to send out a humongous thank you to everyone who helped make this day not only possible, but what I consider a HUGE success.

 “We are thrilled that the community came together to acknowledge and celebrate our first responders,” said Maria D. Sorensen, Vice President / Development, Count Basie Center for the Arts. “Our donors, together with Citi, who generously provided match funds, raised nearly $30,000. The daylong broadcast on 94.3 The Point provided our Giving Tuesday campaign with incredible visibility, and we look forward to welcoming our local heroes and their loved ones to the Basie Center in the coming month.”

Did we mention that Jason Mraz even came out to show his support and gave a donation of $1,000!?

So now, first responders, it is time to take advantage and get your free tickets! Just head to TheBasie.org/firstresponders for instructions and we all hope that you have an amazing evening!

Fundraising efforts also went towards 200 Clubs of Monmouth & Ocean counties which offers financial and emotional support to the families of fallen first responders who were injured or killed in the line of duty.

I am so proud to have had the opportunity of taking part in such an amazing "Giving Tuesday" event that will definitely made a difference in a lot of people's lives.

“This year’s Giving Tuesday radiothon was another example of our community coming together to rally around an important cause,” said Steve Ardolina, Jersey Shore Regional Operations Manager, Townsquare Media . It is our pleasure to help give back to local Jersey Shore first responders who are there for all of us.”

Thank you to all and Happy Holidays!

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