CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It is quite the unique school fundraising opportunity. It's called 'Magic Gives Back' and it's a fast paced two-hour show that includes magic, juggling, strong man feats and dancing.
"This is a production you would see if you went to Las Vegas or Universal Studios, something like that. We're bringing in a $100,000 of equipment to these schools and putting it in the people's back yards," said magician and show producer Drew Murray.
The show is having great success from a production standpoint and also as a fundraiser for schools. The concept is that the students sell the tickets, which cost anywhere from 15 to 25 bucks, and then the school shares in the proceeds with 'Magic Gives Back'.
Rick Smith, a local magician is the driving force behind the show. He took the concept of a traveling Vegas style magic show to the network television show 'Shark Tank'.
"They loved the idea but no one gave us the money and they came up with the idea to take the show to local schools around the community," Smith said.
So they did exactly that and they have had sold out shows and happy school administrators who have been able to bring some fun to their community all while raising some money for the schools.
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