October 22, 2021 This Event has been Canceled Due to COVID concerns
In the interest of health and safety, we sadly have made the decision to cancel this year’s Mark Pacheco WOW Fund Lip Sync Battle. We had hoped the pandemic situation would improve to the point we’d be able to hold what is our most fun and energetic fund-raising event. But our community continues to experience a high rate of COVID transmission. And because the Lip Sync Battle is a popular event that draws hundreds of people, we came to the conclusion it would not be safe to hold the event this year. We thank event organizer Marcos Antonio Figueroa for all of the passion he puts into planning and conducting this event, and we’re disappointed we won’t be able to watch him and others perform. But the Lip Sync Battle will be back next year! Thank you for your understanding and for your past support of the event, which raises money to assist people with disabilities through the Mark Pacheco WOW (Working on Wonders) Fund. Click this link to learn more and make a donation to support this important fund – http://fillingthegap.net/funds
Our most flamboyantly fabulous fund-raiser is the annual Lip Sync Battle. Contestants – many wearing glamorous attire – battle it out to see who will be crowned the Lip Sync Champion.
Money raised through the Lip Sync Battle benefits the Mark Pacheco WOW (Working on Wonders) Fund, one of The Resource Center funds managed by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The WOW Fund was established to memorialize Mark’s life and his many contributions to TRC and to the community at large. Mark was a TRC employee who died in 2010. The WOW Fund’s purpose is to make wishes and dreams come true for people with disabilities by providing funds to enable them to enjoy events or experiences they couldn’t otherwise.