The LOT Downtown Raises Money for Mansfield Officer Injured in the Line of Duty
Oct 10, 2016 12:44PM
● By Melanie Heisinger
Image courtesy of The LOT Downtown's Facebook page. From their July 31st, 2016 Benefit Concert.
Last month, The LOT Downtown raised money with a Benefit Concert for a local Mansfield resident injured in the line of duty. It was presented at a Mansfield City Council Meeting.
Long-time Mansfield resident and 15-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, Senior Corporal Ivan Saldana was recognized at the September 12 Mansfield City Council meeting at 7:00 pm with surprise donation.
The July 31 #AreWeRelated? Community Benefit Concert, headlined by David Moore & The Moore Melodies, raised $11,853.84. Saldana was injured in the line of duty on July 7, 2016 during the tragic shooting of Dallas police officers.
The benefit concert was hosted by The LOT Downtown, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Creekwood Church, First Methodist Mansfield, Koinonia Christian Church and The Community at Lake Ridge. Mayor David Cook addressed the gathering of community supporters with a proclamation recognizing Senior Corporal Ivan Saldana. Using music as a platform, The LOT Downtown hosted this event to bring the community together – all people, all ages, all neighborhoods, all faiths – gathered in one expression of hope, love and unity.
The Live Outdoor Theater Downtown represents a unique public/private partnership and culmination of three years of planning to create a facility which will serve as an anchor for live music, theater performances, and a concert series for the residents of Mansfield and surrounding communities. Recognizing the need to provide cultural activities in a family-friendly location for Mansfield residents, The LOT Downtown is designed as a gathering place for people of all ages to come enjoy live music and other entertainment. The LOT Downtown plans several ticketed events with plenty of free listening opportunities. Established as a nonprofit, The LOT Downtown uses proceeds from the major concerts and sponsorships to underwrite the operation and production of concerts throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.theLOTdowntown.com.
Content courtesy of The LOT Downtown September 12th Media Release and the CBS DFW article.