November 30, 2017

WHAT: Disney On Ice® is partnering with Making Kids Count to help area children’s holiday dreams come true. A ticket voucher redeemable for tickets to see Disney On Ice presents Dream Big® will be given in exchange for the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. The toys will be given to Making Kids Count’s Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program. Disney On Ice presents Dream Big plays the Covelli Centre December 7th – 10th.

Families will receive one ticket voucher per donation, and are allowed up to two vouchers per family. Vouchers can be redeemed for tickets at the Covelli Centre Southwoods Health Box Office, which is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A limit of 200 ticket vouchers is available.

Continuing with the holiday spirit, Disney On Ice® will provide tickets to opening night, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., to the families of the Making Kids Count Adopt-a-Family program.

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Covelli Centre, 229 East Front St., Youngstown, Ohio 44503 – The event will take place just outside of the Southwoods Health Box Office.

OTHER: Enter a world where adventure is awaiting at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Join the Disney Princesses as they learn that courage leads the way. Then watch Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Disney’s Frozen discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into Youngstown!

Show Times: Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at the Covelli Centre Southwoods Box Office or at ticketmaster.com.

Members of the media should visit www.FeldEntertainment.com/PressRoom for more information. Photos can be found at www.FeldEntertainment.com/hrp (username: feldmedia; password: photos).

About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.

About Making Kids Count
Making Kids Count, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes every child deserves to feel special, regardless of circumstances. Their mission is to make the lives of children and their families a little brighter by focusing on their individual needs. Their programs bring positive emotional experiences to children and their families by supporting everyday needs, boosting confidence, and lifting spirits. They continue to expand each year to reach as many people as possible.

In July of 2010 their founder, Jenny Kennedy, started Making Kids Count with the help of her daughter Shelly Marlowe, and daughter-in-law Jana Coffin. The three of them drafted a broad mission to allow the organization to expand, as the community needed it. Making Kids Count’s first program were monthly birthday parties for families currently living at the Youngstown and Warren Beatitude Houses. Due to the nature of many of the mother’s situations, these children would ordinarily not experience the typically birthday party that we all think of and Making Kids Count wanted to make that happen. In the 6 short years they’ve been operating, they have expanded from monthly birthday parties reaching approximately 60 people a year; to over 15 programs reaching over 4,000 people a year.

Their programs now reach throughout Mahoning, Columbiana, Trumbull, Portage and Ashtabula counties. They provide Hope Totes to children recently diagnosed with cancer at Akron Children’s Hospital, offer tutoring and art programs at local schools, and provide Comfort Kits to children entering foster care, local government funded agencies providing over 11,000 diapers a month, and much more!