F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)
Contact: Carrie Hughes
For: Assignment Editor
Rock the Collection Concert Series Benefits Casa Pacifica
Oxnard, CA – This summer, The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard held its popular Rock the Collection concert series over nine weeks. Each Thursday evening starting July 6th guests, who enjoyed free admission to the concerts, were treated to great bands covering musical styles from classic rock to Motown soul to country to reggae. Bands included Dirty Rice (reggae); Led Zepagain (classic rock); Southbound and Company (classic rock); Garth Guy (country); Killer, Cash, and King (the music of 1950s and 1960s legends); DBS (Journey tribute band); The Long Run (classic rock); Stone Soul (classic soul); and Queen Nation (classic rock). While admission was free, concert-goers could access a “Groupie Garden” for a $5 entry fee where beer from Firestone Walker Brewing Company was for sale. Firestone Walker donated all the beer for the event, and all proceeds from its sale were donated to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families – a more than $6,000 donation over the nine-week period!
Casa Pacifica provided volunteers each week to help in the Groupie Garden and to man a table giving out t-shirts. It was a great series of concerts, with attendance maxing out each week. Casa Pacifica is grateful for the partnership and support of The Collection at RiverPark, and to Firestone Walker Brewing Company for their support of Casa Pacifica through this fun and exciting community event!
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About Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and along with its campus-based programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica or to learn about its “Building New Foundations of Hope” Capital Campaign that is underway, please visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.
About the Collection (from www.centercal.com/the-collection-at-riverpark)
The Collection at RiverPark is a 650,000 square foot open-air, specialty retail center located in the heart of West Ventura County. Inspired by the beauty of the California coast, the Collection reflects the unique atmosphere of the surrounding seaside community. The Collection is not just a shopping center, but an experience—tree-lined streets, parks, water features, plazas and paseos work together to create a classic but casual environment. The center is built around a town grid of retail streets, each of which has its own personality—a carefully crafted assortment of established and contemporary designer shops, distinctive dining, and signature entertainment venues. Anchors include Target, a 16-screen Century Theatres, REI, and the area’s only Whole Foods Market.