To celebrate the upcoming release of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Walt Disney Company will be hosting a star-studded gala to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America at Disneyland, Anaheim, CA on May 7th, 2011. Individual tickets for the premiere event are priced at $1,000 and are now available for sale at www.piratespremiere.com. Disney is donating 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Read more below, but here is a short new featurette entitled, “From Disneyland to the Big Screen”, about making the Pirates Of The Caribbean attraction into a big screen franchise.
“The 3D World Premiere of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ at Disneyland Park is going to be our biggest and best yet,” said Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Disney has been a longtime supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and we’re thrilled to share such an extraordinary event with this important organization that gives so many kids a chance to embark on their own adventures.”
Disneyland Resort president George Kalogridis comments, “We’re proud to once again serve as the host venue for another ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ premiere and assist Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Millions of our guests have followed Captain Jack Sparrow’s adventures on screen and here at the Disneyland Resort, and we’re excited to join with The Walt Disney Studios to launch him on another journey.”
The special premiere benefit event continues the longstanding relationship between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Walt Disney Company, which started more than 50 years ago when Walt Disney was made an honorary member of the organization's board of governors.
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has changed and saved lives, enabling young people to achieve great futures. Today, some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve some 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach.
In addition to the funds raised by the premiere ticket sales, Pirate’s Booty, leader and manufacturer of all-natural snacks, has collaborated with Walt Disney Pictures to create a limited edition “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”– themed package for its best-selling product, Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar, and will be donating 5 cents to Boys & Girls Clubs of America for each bag sold between April 1 and July 31, 2011, with the goal being a $100,000 contribution.