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Money4Jam – The Results!


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
IN LAS VEGAS
WE HAVE A WINNER

All you had to do was Jam… Video it, YouTube it and get all your family and friends to Support it! And that is exactly what you did in your droves. We had a swell of donations in the run up to competition close. The excitement was immense.

Thanks to all who took part in Money4Jam and donated to win these once-in-a-lifetime prizes. Now, if you’ll give me a drum roll please. We have a winner …

PRIZE ONE

In first place with an incredible video and stunning fundraising total is:

Our b-boy breaker – Jaden. Let’s all “Do the Jaden”! He is truly an inspiration and like one of his sponsors said, “Justin Timberlake would sure be lucky to meet you”. Hey Jaden, if you don’t choose to go into the entertainment business in a few years, please come and use your fundraising talents for StarJam. A remarkable fundraising total of $5931, yes! that’s $5931.

You have a choice of one of three prizes, and we know you’re a mad Justin Timberlake fan so pretty sure which prize you are going to go for. Two tickets to Las Vegas (thanks Air New Zealand!) to meet Justin Timberlake at a VIP meet and greet before taking your seats at the Justin Timberlake and Friends Concert on Saturday 1st October 2011. PLUS! Go wild with $US3000 spending money donated by our friends at Kiwibank. Wow, what a prize!
Thank you our kind sponsors!

PRIZE TWO

In second place with a fine fundraising total of $2175 is Stop! Jammer Time. What a cool name and video. They were like a thoroughbred racehorse approaching the finish line and with a massive donation in the final hour grabbed second place – many congratulations! Now, what is it to be, a trip across the ditch to meet Stan Walker or meet our kiwi legend Neil Finn in Auckland? Enjoy the prize Stop! Jammer Time. and thanks so much for the fundraising efforts.

PRIZE THREE

In third place are the coolest and craziest dancers Hamilton has ever seen, their dancing Jam was certainly dazzling and their fundraising efforts reached a fantastic $1583. Well doneHamilton East Dazzling Dancers! Now, all we want to know is which two of the thirteen of you gets to claim the prize? That will be an interesting discussion between you.

PRIZE FOR THE BEST VIDEO

The judge of the prize for best video is JAM-bassador Ray Woolf. Ray is a show business icon with almost 50 years performing under his belt, so is perfectly placed to award this prize. Check back here as we’re soon to announce the winner of this much coveted prize. The winner takes away an Apple iPhone 3G S 16GB.

SPOT PRIZES

And our final prizes who all receive a years supply of Barker’s Jam are:

  1. That Yo Yo Guy
  2. Michelle Williams
  3. Grace Ikenasio and Malcolm Lakatani
  4. Princess Tessa’s Jai Ho Dance
  5. Hey Soul Sista

ALL YOU JAM SPONSORS
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Our heartfelt thanks go to all you Jam sponsors for getting behind some great Jams and kindly donating money to help the kids of StarJam.

Our kids or “Jammers” as we call them have found pure positivity through StarJam’s performance programmes. Your support will help get kids off waiting lists and into StarJam workshops.

Final congratulations to our prize winners and thank you to all our other Money 4 jam participants. Your sense of fun by entering Money 4 Jam will make a huge difference to our work.

Money4Jam is a fundraising initiative for StarJam, a super-charity which creates empowering performance opportunities for young people with disabilities, who in turn, provide inspiration and motivation to their audiences. All funds raised go entirely and directly to StarJam

If you’d like to support a Jam and donate to StarJam, click Support a Jam page.

For more information on StarJam please visit our website.

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Money4Jam – 3 hours left!

There are only three hours left of this years Money4Jam. The teams are doing fantastically so far, and it’s very exciting. Don’t forget you can still donate until 12pm today!

Below are are list of all our teams, each unique and amazing people. Thank you all so much for taking part.

The Micro phonics
The George
Hamilton Easy Dazzling Dancers
The OMG’S
Fingerwolf
Introducing Work Mates
Melon Maw Maw’s
Bashaldë
Fireheart
Moves like Jagger
Tyler White
Stan the Star
Michelle Williams
The light – Christian Colman
Magic Movers
The Balzats
Kousitc Konnection
That Yo-Yo Guy
Jaden
Sam Verlinden
Princess Tessas Jai Ho Dance
Grace Ikenasio and Malcolm Lakatani
Girl Meets Uke — Does Opera
Velvet Vocals
Stop Jammer Time
Hey Soul Sista
Jessie Wootton

It’s not too late to make a donation, if you haven’t done so. Check out the video wall and choose your favorite, even as little as $5 can make a difference in the life of a young person living with a disability.

Please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us onTwitter @StarJam!

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Money4Jam – Hey Soul Sista

Hey Soul Sista is 8 year old Oceana and is proud to be raising Money4Jam, she was born with pseudoachondroplasia, a genetic bone disorder & has already undergone multiple surgeries at Starship Hospital which left her in a wheelchair for months but this has not dimmed her dream of being a singer. Oce has her own YouTube channel with over 180,000 hits, takes singing classes at TAPAC & sings as part of a National Tour for TEAR Fund to raise support for children in developing countries around the world. She is an amazingly inspiring young lady and very deserving of our support!

Please watch her video below then head on over to her team page and donate as little or as much as you can, every dollar is appreciated.

There is ONE day left for you to get involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

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Money4Jam – Stop! Jammer Time

This is what Stop Jammer time has to say about themselves!

“Straight from the streets of Kura comes this performing duo of retro-hop dancing. From the hip, the hop, to the hip hop a – hippety, drop top to the hippety beat!?”

They are passionate about raising money for the kids of StarJam, check out their video below then head on over to their team page and donate as little or as much as you can, every dollar is appreciated.

There are TWO days left for you to get involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

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Money4Jam – Velvet Vocals

Olivia is in the Velvet Vocals. They have been together for 4 years and in this video they are singing an original song.

 

Once you have watched the video please head to their team page and donate as little or as much as you can, every dollar is appreciated.

There are TWO days left for you to get involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

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Girl meets uke

Girl meets uke does Opera is another return act from last year where she undertook to learn the Ukulele in the 30 days of Money4Jam last year. You can still watch all her videos on through her account Girlmeetsuke YouTube.
This year however she is focusing on her singing ability and performing Opera. She has uploaded several videos now but her first one will remain my favorite due to it’s amusing nature of using herself as her own cranky duet partner.
Please watch her video below and then head on her over to her team page to support her. Please donate as little or as much as you can, every dollar is appreciated.

 

There are THREE days left for you to get involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

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Money4Jam – Grace Ikenasio and Malcolm Lakatani

This talented twosome have a whole host of awards under their belts. To name a few Grace was named ‘Most promising artist 2011 Pacific Music Awards’ holds a Bachelor of Music and is currently teaching Music at Secondary School. Malcolm has been nominated for 3 categories 2010 Pacific Music Awards holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music teaching) and currently teaching Music at Secondary School.

They have put together a cover of Alicia Keys ‘Doesn’t mean anything’. Grace does this song justice, and I would love to hear more from them. Once you have watched the video please head to their team page and donate as little or as much as you can, every dollar is appreciated.

There are THREE days left for you to get involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

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Money4Jam – Princess Tessa’s Jai Ho Dance

‘Princess’ Tessa LOVES to dance, as demonstrated by this video of her dancing to Jai Ho. I have to say I for one am very impressed by her dancing, especially since there is what looks to me to be SNOW on the ground? It’s a good thing she is dancing so well, as I am sure it helped to keep her warm.

Please watch Tessa’s video for Money4Jam and then head to her team page to sponsor her, donate as little or as much as you can, every dollar is appreciated.

There are FOUR days left for you to get involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

 

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Money4Jam – Sam Verlinden

Sam is from Auckland and his sister Emily attends StarJam‘s Hip Hop dance class, she meets with them once a week, where they learn some amazing choreography, and then performs at the end of the year at the StarJam‘s annual onstage show. He tells us that the reason he thinks StarJam is ‘Awesome’ is because it encourages kids with disabilities to sing, dance and perform. He says his sister Emily is really shy, but loves to dance and StarJam has been a great place for her to do that with her friends.

Sam says he is very proud of his sister and that he is inspired by her achievements, which is one of StarJam‘s founding principles … Standing Ovations, Disabled Kids, Changing Lives.

The video below is an original song that Sam recorded last year called “Break These Walls”. Listen for yourself and I am sure you will agree that Sam come comes from one very talented family. Please visit Sam’s team page and donate as little or as much as you can, every dollar is appreciated.


There are FOUR days left for you to get involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

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Money4Jam – Jaden

Jaden is one of our very own “Stars” and is doing his part to help raise much need funds for Money4Jam. At the young age of 7 years, Jaden has already proven to be an ambassador for life itself, inspiring others to lead their lives with determination, courage and positivity. Despite his disabilities and endless medical procedures, he embraces life to the fullest and loves to get involved with fundraising campaigns that are close to his heart.

Jaden has been an active member of the StarJam Family for the past 2 years and would love to help raise more money so that other kids get to experience the empowering performance opportunities that StarJam allows.

This video features Jaden’s break dancing abilities in a live performance of “Do the Jaden” in front of an audience of 300+.


Once you have watched it head over to his Team Page and sponsor Jaden so he can help StarJam help other children like himself.




There aren’t too many days left for you to involved so please visit our Money4Jam website, we would also really love for you all to join us on the M4J Facebook page and following us on Twitter @StarJam!

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