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Help support the Spirit of a Child Foundation benefit concert.

On April 26, 2013 at the Stone Pony located in Asbury Park, NJ the Spirit of a Child Foundation will be holding a benefit concert and a portion of the proceeds of this event will go towards SOAC’s Parent-Child Project 2013.

The Stone Pony, located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is one of the world’s best known music venues. It is known as a starting point for many musicians, including New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Jon Bon Jovi, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. According to the vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Robert Santelli, “the club has already earned its place in history as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s great venues. Most rock critics and historians that I come in contact with on a regular basis feel that The Stone Pony is one of the greatest rock clubs of all time.”

Background on the SOAC Foundation: FROM the HEART.

On December 16, 2004, in Tallahassee, Florida, Sharon M. Wynn founded and incorporated the Spirit of a Child Foundation (SOAC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, IRS Tax ID 20-2023465. The foundation’s mission statement is “We Help Families Grow Stronger” with a goal to end generational cycles of dysfunction in families by building and strengthening relationship bonds between parents and their children. The foundation has no paid employees and an all-volunteer force assists with all events.

In furtherance of its mission, the foundation conducts the SOAC Parent-Child Project, a nature retreat for selected families to participate in environmental education and activities that require family members to work together and build healthy communication skills. SOAC will be taking less fortunate families with an average income of under $25,000 a year from The Wounded Warrior Project and UrbanPromise in Camden, New Jersey, to the 2013 SOAC Parent-Child Project from Friday, July 26, 2013, to Sunday, July 28, 2013, at host NorthBay Adventure Camp in Elk Neck State Park, Maryland.

Ten families, one parent and one child aged 7-14, and two adult chaperones will participate in the investigation and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay wetlands and then experience the highest ropes course in Maryland, a newly-constructed low ropes course, 500-foot zip lines over the Chesapeake Bay, an indoor and outdoor rock climbing wall, bouldering wall, game room, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, beach volleyball and an 18-hole disk golf course. The camp also includes access to a multitude of hiking trails within Elk Neck State Park. SOAC will also hold a country music concert on Saturday night.