Barbara Crockett Sends a Child to the Ballet

The Barbara Crockett Legacy Fund:
Send a Child to the Ballet

Sponsored by :
Joyce and Jim Teel

The Sacramento Ballet’s Send a Child to the Ballet program helps kids see beyond their front door to a world of possibilities—music from other cultures, powerful dance moves and an outlet to express their inner artist.

You can make sure children in our community have the chance to experience this worldwide form of expression and reach beyond what they ever thought possible.

Send a Child to the Ballet often gives children their first experience at a live performance. This experience broadens their perspective of the world and enables them to engage in a cultural event they would otherwise be unable to afford. Last year, we sent more than 1,700 children to the ballet through 34 different social service groups and schools.

Along with tickets, we give each group a guide to prepare them for the exhilaration of a live performance so the children can have both an inspirational and educational experience. In recent years, we have sent more than 167 youth from 11 community groups to the ballet, where they joined in the excitement of our particularly exciting Capital Choreography Competition.

Through donations from individual donors and corporate groups, we are able to send one child to the ballet for only $25. That means:

  • $600 sends 24 children to the ballet
  • $300 sends 12 children to the ballet
  • $200 sends 8 children to the ballet
  • $100 sends 4 children to the ballet

Thank you to all of our donors who are helping to keep Sacramento a flourishing environment for the arts, accessible even to our youngest community members.

You can send a child to the ballet by donating online and writing “Send a Child to the Ballet” in the designation field.

If you are a social service organization interested in obtaining tickets, download the Send a Child to the Ballet Request Form and submit it to the Sacramento Ballet administrative office.

2014-2015 Send a Child to the Ballet recipients include:

American Heart Association
Anna Kirchgater
Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary
Big Brothers Big Sisters El Dorado
Boys and Girls Club Raley Branch
Breakthrough Sacramento
Childrens Receiving Home
City Year Sacramento
Dingle Elementary
Earth Mama
Foothill Oaks Boys and Girls Club
Foster Hope Sacramento
H. Allen Hight Elementary
John Cabrillo
John F. Kennedy High School
JohnBIdwell Elementary School
McKinley Park Care Center
Natomas Park Elementary
Phoenix Park Visual and Performing Arts Program
Pioneer House
Rosa Parks Middle School
Sacramento Food Bank
Samuel Kennedy Elementary
St. John’s Program for Real Change
St. Michaels Day School
Strauss School
Sutterville
Theadore Judah
TRUE LIFE
Valley Oaks Receiveing Home
Vista Nueva High School
WEAVE INC
Welcome Home Family
Wheatland Elementary
William Land Elementary
Womens Empowerment