1. Raise money to benifit children in our community.
We have donated several thousand dollars to Organizations that benifit children. Among them are:
2. Teach children and adults about community service.
Our productions raise money to benifit childern in the Community. No one gets paid to be in or work on any of our productions. Those who choose to participate are providing a community service!
3. Encourage Higher Education.
We have started a Scholarship fund for local kids to use in the College Art programs. This includes Perfoming Arts, and Music.
Recipents are chosen by the local school teachers.
We have given away 2 scholarships and are planning on many more!
4. Strive to make a difference!
We have made positive inpacts on several peoples lives over the years during our productions.
Our productions give our members something to do! This keeps them off the streets while improving thier self confidence!
Our donations and scholarships provide money to help the community as well.
Sterling Miracle Players
117 Highland Dr.
Sterling, CO 80751
Andy Sands was my daughter’s music teacher at school so that seemed like a logical place to start. I asked him if he would be willing to direct a show for us because we didn’t have a clue how? He thought about it for a few days and finally called me back and agreed. It was amazing everything that was involved scripts, royalties props, costumes, and of course a cast. I agreed to produce and Richard agreed to help with anything else he could. We decided that the Wonderful Wizard of Oz would be our first show. Mainly because there was this girl that worked at Wal-Mart and we felt she looked just like Dorothy. After talking with her about it okay begging her she agreed to do it. So we had the idea, the producer, the director, Richard, and the leading lady now what? We knew we wanted it to be a cast of Wal-Mart employees so we posted a sign by the time clock and held auditions. We were able to cast all the main characters from Wal-Mart employees we were so excited. Then we thought what about all those munchkins? Well it was Mr. Sands to the rescue he spread the word at school and we recruited our own children and their friends everything was a go! We scheduled rehearsals 3 nights per week for the summer and held our first show in November. Since Wal-Mart covered almost all of our expenses and the community donated supplies we were able to raise and donate $4,465.00 to Children’s Miracle Network. Oh and I mentioned the name before we called ourselves the Wal-Mart Miracle Players. We were the only store in the history of Wal-Mart to pull of a fundraiser of that magnitude. YAY US!
When that show was over we quickly learned that we would be doing this again you see the community was demanding it! So we decided we would be doing Disney’s beauty and the beast and since this show also had a large cast we decided we would open this one up to the community and the response was amazing. It was then that we decided we were no longer the Wal-Mart Miracle Players but we were now the Sterling Miracle Players, it was truly a community effort.
It hasn’t always been easy, finding rehearsal space, keeping everyone involved interested, finding funding etc. etc. However, we defiantly have the drive to keep this going. Which brings us to the present; our hopes and dreams are larger than ever we have decided that raising money for CMN was wonderful but now we want to do more for our own community. We still want kids to stay as our primary focus and we want to do more than 1 show per year. We have want this to be an on going effort, get more people involved and start a scholarship program for students wishing to continue their education in music or drama.
We invite you to help change a life either by participating in a show or donating to help keep this program alive! Thanks for visiting this site and I hope you too will choose to become a miracle player in your community!