Subway Restaurants of Arizona, headquartered locally in north Scottsdale, donated more than 800 Subway meals to the Valley Youth Theatre’s 20th Annual Sponsor-A-Seat program.
The program provides at-risk youth with a fun-filled day of performing arts.
This year the VYT took the children to see the production of “Into the Woods” at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. The special, free matinee was made possible through partnerships and donations from social service agencies in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, according to a press release.
Following the performance, children participated in a talk-back, received autographs in their show playbills and enjoyed their Subway meals with the cast and crew.
The children in attendance live each day with physical disabilities, come from broken homes or regularly deal with domestic violence and poverty.
The VYT created the Sponsor-A-Seat program to contribute to the healthy development of at-risk youth through the magic of live theatre, which may be the first-and-only theatrical performance these children have been able to experience.
The Scottsdale Independent is available for free every Wednesday.