Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and the Garden of Dreams Foundation Team Up to Bring Circus Smiles to City Children

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The Greatest Show On Earth Donates 2,500 tickets to their Performances at Madison Square Garden in March and April

AM|PR Alan Miller 917-412-0166, alanmillerpr@aol.com
AM|PR Hillary Herskowitz 917-279-9574, hhpr@aol.com
MSGE Melissa Romanetz 212-631-4361, melissa.romanetz@thegarden.com

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey launches a campaign of commitment for children and families in crisis who are served by the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Ringling Bros. will donate 2,500 tickets to the Garden of Dreams Foundation so that those children and their families throughout the tri-state area can experience the circus at Madison Square Garden this spring (March 20-April 5)!

Children's Aid Society, a community-based organization that works with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, is one of the organizations that will benefit from the donation. And while the show is in the New York City market in March and April, Ringling Bros. will support additional outreach opportunities in partnership with the Foundation.

Ringmaster Chuck Wagner, “clown eccentric,” Tom Dougherty and his comedic cohorts and Chinese hand-balancer extraordinaire, Li Liu, will stage a special performance for 40 kids of the Children’s Aid Society. Representing the Garden of Dreams Foundation will be Knicks alumnus JOHN STARKS and Rangers alumnus ADAM GRAVES, who will bring additional smiles to the kids at the Children’s Aid Society.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2008 -- 12:00 Noon

The Children's Aid Society East Harlem Center
130 E. 101st Street @ Lexington Avenue

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has been a supporter of the Garden of Dreams Foundation since its inception, having provided children from the charity with special opportunities such as backstage tours, meet & greets with the show's stars, autographed memorabilia, and of course the opportunity to come and experience The Greatest Show On Earth at Madison Square Garden.

About Garden of DreamsThe Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden to “make dreams come true for children in crisis.” Garden of Dreams partners with local children's hospitals, "wish" organizations and community based organizations to build on-going, unforgettable programs for children suffering from devastating illness, homelessness, abuse, hunger, poverty and tragedy.