Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for San Leandro's new citywide teen talent show, San Leandro's Got Talent, according to a press release.
San Leandro's Got Talent will take place Feb. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the San Leandro Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard.
Teens, ages 13 to 18, will compete for prizes; and winners will be chosen by the audience and a local celebrity judging panel.
The panel of local celebrity judges includes:
- Victor Dean - San Leandro High School teacher and winner of the Alameda County Teacher of the Year award
- Chuy Gomez - local TV and radio personality,
- DJ St. John - 99.7NOW! radio personality and DJ
- Diana Souza - Member of the San Leandro City Council, representing District 3
"This great event will help to provide funds for teen programs in San Leandro that will provide substantial benefits to our community," stated Mayor Cassidy. "Let's have fun on February 7 and support this great program."
Tickets can be purchased at the San Leandro Main Library, located at 300 Estudillo Avenue or the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for youths 17 years of age and under.
Light refreshments will be sold during intermission and there will be a raffle for gift certificates donated from San Leandro businesses.
San Leandro's Got Talent is a collaboration of the San Leandro Public Library's Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and the Youth Advisory Commission (YAC). TAG and YAC are joining together to offer this fun new event for the community while raising money for teen programs. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will be used for teen programs at the library as well as YAC's mini-grant program for youth-serving organizations.
This event would not be possible without the assistance of many wonderful sponsors. Special thanks can be extended to the Friends of the San Leandro Library, The T-Shirt Factory, Loard's Ice Cream in the Green House shopping center, the Arts Council of San Leandro, and KPMG.