Gamma Phi Circus Macy's Parade
YOU DID IT! You helped us raise enough money to cover lodging and airfare for all of our performers and coaches who are going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Illinois State University’s Gamma Phi Circus--the nation's oldest collegiate circus--has been invited to perform at the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in honor of our 90th anniversary.
Sending our troupe members to NYC to perform is no cheap endeavor. We hit our initial goal of $7,245 much faster than expected thanks to an incredible outpouring of support. Because we reached this goal so quickly, we set our sights "sky-high" to cover the cost of airfare for our performers! Roundtrip airfare for this trip costs $8,715, which made our NEW goal $15,960. Thanks to our donors we reached that goal with time to spare!
For the duration of our fundraiser, we will be accepting gifts for the additional costs of our trip which include:
- 1 Russian Bar - $1500.00
- 4 Sets of Kangaroo Stilts - $1075.00
- Professional Photographer - $575.00
- Shuttles to and from LaGuardia Airport - $572.00
- Oversized luggage fees for equipment - $150.00
- Hand and Toe Warmers for our performers - $63.00
Throughout the past year Gamma Phi Circus has been celebrating our 90th anniversary and we are incredibly honored to finish out this celebration at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Tune in to NBC on Thursday, November 28th to watch live coverage of the parade and to see this once-in-a-lifetime performance by Gamma Phi Circus. Every gift made helps get us one step closer to funding this once-in-a-life-time performance opportunity!