A Concert For Unity Raises Over $60,000 For Tree Of Life

Andrew Limberg
December 04, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Star 100.7/Y108

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – KDKA Radio sister stations Star 100.7 and Y108’s Concert for Unity to benefit: To Rebuild and Reopen Tree of Life at the Byham Theater Sunday was an overwhelming success.

The sold out show headlined by country duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers is a Wexford native) raised $50,000 from ticket sales and donations. An additional $11,000 was made from custom created Dan + Shay merchandize. That money will go to Tree of Life as well.

All of the $61,000 raised will go directly to the Tree of Life.

The stations’ Promotional Manager Celeste Donatucci says fans were lined up as early as 7 a.m. Sunday morning, almost six hours before the doors to the Byham opened.

Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of Entercom Pittsburgh, said “The Concert for Unity is yet another example of how the City of Pittsburgh comes together after a tragedy, even one as devastating as the Tree of Life shooting. We’re thankful to everyone who gave their time, money and services to making this show a success and are pleased to be donating over $60,000 to help rebuild and reopen the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill”

If you were unable to attend Sunday’s show, there is still time to donate online. 100% of your donation will go directly to the Tree of Life.

Star and Y want to thank Dan + Shay, FRZY, The Andy Davis Band, The Byham Theater and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for generously donating their services for this benefit concert.

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