VANDALIA — The Butler Performing Arts Association (BPAA) will host the first Aces for the Arts, a putt-putt golf event inside Butler High School on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Studies show that arts education helps students with all other aspects of their education,” said Kim Ticknor, BPAA Fundraising Chair. A Janaury 7, 2015 Washington Post article also noted that a National Institutes of Health study found that musical lessons helps kids with developing fine motor skills and behavior maturation
Through this school year, BPAA has worked on several different fundraising projects, which include popcorn sales, a gift wrapping party, and restaurant fundraising evenings. BPAA leaders set an initial goal for the family-friendly putt-putt golf event at about $10,000 to be distributed among performing arts groups at Butler High School. BPAA members have worked on this project since November 2016 and is open to the public. Pre-Sale tickets are available for $5 a person and At-the-Door admission is $7 a person.
The putting greens will begin outside the Performing Arts Theater (PAT), continue through portions of the school, and will end near the cafeteria. BPAA students are scheduled to perform and concessions and raffle items will also be available in the cafeteria. Among the donated items for baskets that will raffled include, Dragons Baseball Team items, gifts, Vandalia Rec items, toys, and COSI tickets.
BPAA contracted with the Trumbull, CT based firm, Library Mini Golf, to provide putters, balls, materials, and will supervise the set up and tear down of the 18 holes. Local businesses and organizations have also sponsored at least 12 of the 18 holes for this event. These sponsors will be able to advertise their organization and will receive recognition at the event. BPAA leaders are also looking for more hole sponsors as well as Title Sponsors and Co-Sponsors.
Through this school year, Butler performing arts groups have been challenged and have been successful. The Winter Guard and Winter Percussion programs started this year. The percussionists finished second in their division this season. Last November, The Drama Club performed “The Mouse that Roared”. The Marching Band and Color Guard ended their 2016 competition season with their best score of 75.0 at the Mid-States Band Association Class AA Championship competition at Miamisburg High School.
Butler High School is located at 600 S Dixie Dr, Vandalia, OH 45377. The website of BPAA is www.vbpaa.com. For more information about Aces for the Arts, email to BPAAMiniGolf@gmail.com.