August 20, 2010

JetBlue sponsors 6th annual Red Chair Affair

As a proud supporter of the arts, we’re pleased to be sponsoring the 6th annual Red Chair Affair, Central Florida’s fundraiser to kick off the 2010-2011 cultural season. The Red Chair Affair will be held next Saturday, August 28 at 8 p.m. Performances for the evening include Cirque du Soleil La Nouba, Winter Park Playhouse, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Yow Dance, Bach Festival, Emotions Dance with Tod Caviness, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, among others. Tickets are $22 for General Admission and $15 for Students/Seniors.

Perhaps the most unique portion of the fundraiser is the auction of the chairs,  where actual chairs are decorated by arts organizations and corporations. Each chair is presented with some type of “experience” or tickets. This year, we donated two roundtrip tickets for one bid and then a JetBlue Training Experience at OSC for the other bid (which includes a two-hour Simulator session with a JetBlue pilot for four people). The chairs are placed at an online auction site and bid on leading up to the event. This year’s JetBlue chair (see image above) actually rotates/spins on the pedestal and then also lights up (which will be “live” and turned on during the VIP portion of the event next Saturday).

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