Charity Group Offers Some A Front-Row Seat
Anyone who’s had the chance to see a sporting event, concert or theatrical production from the front row can attest to how exhilarating the experience can be. The Front Row Foundation, a recently formed charity in Blackwood, is dedicated to providing that experience to people with life-threatening or terminal illnesses.
Next month, the foundation will afford a woman suffering from kidney disease, cancer and hepatitis the opportunity to sit inches from the stage at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal and enjoy a performance by country music stars Brooks and Dunn. She will be the first recipient of the foundation’s help. The foundation will host a fundraiser Feb. 8 in Sicklerville so others with illnesses can be treated to the best seats in the house.
The Front Row Foundation is the brainchild of two South Jersey residents: Jon Vroman, 30, of Blackwood and Jamie Baugher, 27, of West Berlin.
Jon and I, along with a group of mutual friends, have been going to concerts and sporting attractions for years,” says Baugher, vice president of the Front Row Foundation and a real-estate developer. “Both of us wanted to give something back to the community, and we believe there’s no better way to provide an uplift for those in need than to have them see a show or game from the front row.”
Author – Frank Halperin