Magicana is proud to announce that the Tony Eng Youth Fund has contributed towards a travel bursary for an aspiring young magician to attend the 84th Magi-Fest 2014, on January 31 to February 1 at Columbus, Ohio.
We were first made aware of this young man, Nick*, thanks to Joshua Jay who met Nick at Camp AmeriKids Charity where Josh participates as a magic camp instructor. Camp AmeriKids Charity’s main objective is to provide a carefree, childhood experience to all children, regardless of their social, economical and medical challenges. In particular, they aim to support those who are experiencing the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease by providing an enriching summer camp experience, year-round skill building and a supported transition to adulthood.
Thanks to Joshua, we learned of Nick’s intense drive to learn more and more magic, and most importantly, about his burning desire to attend this year’s MagiFest. And why wouldn’t he be itching to go?! With a stellar lecture and performance line up, this is the ultimate magic pilgrimage for a young magician.
Well, Magicana’s Tony Eng Youth Fund has been established for exactly this kind of giving. We hope that Magi-Fest provides a transformative and inspiring experience for Nick and that he continues to pursue his passion for magic. Thanks to our friends at MagiFest and our new ones at Camp AmeriKids for sharing wonder!
* Nope, Nick isn’t his real name. We would like to give this young magician some privacy!