Winnipeg’s own The Watchmen will play a benefit concert to help raise money for the Israeli Bobsled Team (IBT). The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 at the Delta Hotel Winnipeg. A sell-out crowd of 700 is expected, and only limited seating remains. Up and coming Winnipeg band Tele will open the show.
“This concert will be a real be a treat for fans who’d like an opportunity to see the band in an up close and personal environment,” says Winnipeg-based IBT member David Greaves, whose brother (Daniel) is lead singer of The Watchmen.
In addition to Greaves, the IBT consists of San Francisco’s Aaron Zeff, who is a former US Air Force Top Gun fighter pilot, and John Frank, a former tight end and two-time Super Bowl champion with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. All three now hold dual citizenship with Israel.
The Israeli Bobsled Team is set to embark on its second season, and The Watchmen benefit concert will go a long way towards funding the team’s efforts. IBT members are currently raising money to purchase their first bobsled and to cover travel expenses for international competition. Their ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.
“The Israeli Bobsled Team is incredibly thankful that The Watchmen have given their time to play this event,” says David Greaves. “We’re confident that it will be a huge success.”
The concert is being presented in association with the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg. Tickets are $60 each and will be available at the Federation office in Winnipeg, the Rady Jewish Community Center, and the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg. Tax deductible donations to the IBT may be made by contacting the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg or by visiting the team’s website at www.israelibobsled.com.
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David Greaves - Israeli Bobsled Team 204.470.4343
Judi Price Rosen - YAD, Jewish Fed. of Wpg. 204.477.7407
Shelley Stertz (The Watchmen) - The Management Trust 416.979.7070