CONCORD – Seth Meyers is coming home to help our kids.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, the host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” will be in Concord at the Capitol Center for the Arts to perform two shows benefitting Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire and the Granite State Children’s Alliance, New Hampshire’s network of Child Advocacy Centers.
Meyers, a New Hampshire native and 13-year veteran of “Saturday Night Live,” will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. There will be a VIP reception and meet and greet with Meyers before the first show, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
“A UNH study just showed us only 61% of Granite Staters even know they are legally responsible to report child abuse, so we’ve got a ways to go to do what’s right by our kids,” Meyers said. “I am honored to do my part to help support the well being of children with my performance at the benefit shows for CASA and GSCA.”
Nearly 100 percent of the proceeds from the two shows will be donated to CASA of NH and the Granite State Children’s Alliance, thanks to the generosity of Meyers, event sponsors and the Capitol Center for the Arts. Proceeds will be split evenly between the two agencies.
“We are honored and delighted that Seth is donating his time, energy and incredible talent to two statewide New Hampshire non-profit organizations who work tirelessly for children and youth,” said CASA CEO and President Marcia Sink. “The children CASA and the Granite State Children’s Alliance serve are all victims of severe child abuse and/or neglect, many of whom will suffer for years because of the trauma they have endured. Our jobs are to ensure their futures are ones of healing, hope and permanency in the embrace of loving caring adults.”
Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $78 and $58. There are a limited number of tickets available for $250 and include the VIP reception and meet and greet with Meyers and preferred seating for the show. For the 9:30 p.m. show, tickets are $125 for preferred seating and $78 and $58. There is no VIP reception before the second show. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, Nov. 17.
“Seth’s clarion call on behalf of child victims of abuse in our state has been steadfast since he launched our KNOW & TELL campaign calling on Granite Staters to know the signs of abuse and tell authorities when they recognize a child needs help,” said Joy Barrett, executive director of the Granite State Children’s Alliance. “Seth’s always standing up for our kids. This time with some needed comic relief and significant financial support for the work CASA and the Child Advocacy Centers do everyday.”
Meyers, who grew up in Bedford, is best-known for his years on Saturday Night Live, where he served as head writer for nine seasons and “Weekend Update” anchor for eight seasons. He won an Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for host Justin Timberlake’s musical monologue. Meyers also garnered 14 additional Emmy nominations for his work as a writer in television. He lives in New York City.
CASA of New Hampshire recruits, trains and supervises volunteers from around the state to serve as volunteer advocates for children in the family court system. Their primary job is to bring to the attention of the court what is in the best interest of these children and youth, many of whom end up in our state foster care system as a result of the abuse or neglect suffered at the hand of their parents or primary caregivers. More information at www.casanh.org.
The Granite State Children’s Alliance represents the network of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) in New Hampshire and operates four CAC locations in Manchester, Nashua, Laconia and Keene. Child Advocacy Centers are community partnerships coordinating a collaborative systemic response to child abuse investigations and subsequent healing supports for child victims and their families. CACs are child/family friendly, trauma informed, victim centered, neutral settings for joint investigations and forensic interviews of child victims of crime involving sexual abuse, felony level physical abuse, and child witnesses to violence such as a homicide or a serious domestic assault. More information at www.cac-nh.org.