Elf Foundation Raises More Than $75,000 on Home Theater Cruise
The sixth annual week-long Home Theater Cruise, which took place this year in the Caribbean, unites home theater enthusiasts, manufacturers and technology experts for debate, discussion and fun. This year, the cruise’s farewell party and live auction benefited the Elf Foundation, a non-profit charity that “brings the magic of music and film to sick children,” to the delightful tune of more than $75,000.
The contributors included Runco International, Yamaha Electronics, Stewart Filmscreen, Monster Cable, Primare, Triad, Microsoft, Sencore, Equi-Tech, Imaging Science Foundation, Design Cinema Privee, VizionWare, Datacolor, Niles Audio, and Anchor’s Away Cruise Center.
Included among the auction items were an evening with jazz vocalist Nicole Henry, signed DVDs from cinematographer Allan Daviau and video guru Joe Kane, HD-DVD discs provided by
Warner Brothers and Blu-ray Discs from Sony.
The Elf Foundation, founded in 2001, creates private entertainment theaters that it calls Rooms of Magic for children’s hospitals, shelters for abused children, autism centers and children’s rehabilitation centers throughout North America.
“We have been a supporter of the Elf Foundation since their inception and for us, it’s really a no-brainer,” said Home Theater Cruise Founder David Bott. “What better place could we possibly envision the use of the technology we all love than a place that takes care of sick children? The Elf Foundation has over 60 Room of Magic theaters up and running and we are proud to help play a part. It is just fantastic to be able to help raise such an amount of funds for such a great cause.”
“We’re incredibly fortunate to have so many dear friends who support Elf and our work in children’s hospitals,” said Elf Foundation President Doug Weinstein. “The annual cruise is a great way to catch up with old friends, hear the latest in technology news, and also to raise awareness and funds for our Room of Magic theater program.”