Although Tank Hanna has solely recognized about The Singletons for a number of years, as a single father he felt captivated by the nonprofit’s aim.
Hanna’s son, additionally named Tank, performed junior varsity soccer for Saguaro Excessive Faculty and the varsity hosted a charity occasion benefitting the nonprofit within the winter of 2020. Since then, Hanna has devoted a lot of his time to aiding The Singletons.
“As soon as I found out who they’re and what they’re doing, I stated ‘oh, my god, that is such an excellent charity,” Hanna stated.
“I’ve three children and we’ve gotten by way of life pretty unscathed, though I’m a single mother or father, however to listen to that what Jody (Boyd) and The Singletons had been doing with serving single mother and father who’ve most cancers, it made me understand I’m so lucky and so blessed.”
Although Hanna felt lucky and blessed, he additionally felt the will to assist in any approach potential.
Hanna has volunteered and donated what objects he might to the group over the previous two years, however he wished to do one thing greater.
Then he had a magical concept.
Since Hanna can be a magician, he determined to work his magic and create a charity present to learn his favourite nonprofit.
“I noticed that this can be a cool energy I’ve and I wished to do one thing extra,” Hanna stated. “I believed, ‘I can do extra than simply donate, however what if I might do extra and use my abilities and skills in a broader method to carry extra consciousness and presents to them.’”
Nevertheless, Hanna knew he would want some further assist so he recruited his good associates and fellow Scottsdale residents experience-based magician and three-time Guinness File Holder (most costume adjustments in eight hours) John Fitzsimmons and the “Godfather of Mentalism” Kenton Knepper.
“They each have been serving to me rebuild what I would like my subsequent 10 years of magic to seem like and they also had been the apparent alternative,” Hanna stated.
“These are good those that had been native and I stated, ‘I wish to do one thing greater and higher and there was no hesitation on their half.”
When Hanna pitched the thought to The Singletons founder Jody Boyd, she agreed with none hesitation as her nonprofit is feeling the sting of inflation.
“It’s a tough world we reside in proper now, whether or not you’re sick or not,” Boyd stated. “Our group is seeing that donations are down and even issues like laundry detergent – which was already costly earlier than inflation kicked in – have been a wrestle.
It was onerous for these households to make ends meet.
“They needed to downsize their houses or their residences and but, they nonetheless must go to their physician’s appointments and coverings and do all the things that they presumably can to struggle for his or her lives,” Boyd stated.
“The rise in the price of residing the rise in the price of companies isn’t one thing that they may have presumably ready for or might have even been capable of put together for.”
Due to that, Boyd hopes that placed on a wanted enjoyable occasion to unfold the phrase in regards to the efforts of her nonprofit group.
“I’m honored that they’ve agreed to be a part of this and that simply makes it much more entertaining for the households who come out,” Boyd stated, including:
“When a household goes by way of one thing so scary, I believe any approach that we will carry pleasure to their lives, and moreover to our group and to have the ability to assist these households, that’s vital to me.”
Due to this, Hanna, additionally the host of the occasion, plans to marry comedy and emphasize why it is very important assist The Singletons in his magical efficiency.
“They could get somewhat comedy and so they may get somewhat little bit of bizarre magic that can make them query actuality however my aim is to verify these which are experiencing it have time and really feel empowered and enlightened by the expertise,” Hanna stated.
Boyd additionally hopes that this occasion might turn into an annual recurrence.
“I’m hoping that we see a room stuffed with individuals who take their household there after a vacation because it’s simply going to be stuffed with loads of laughter and smiles and everyone’s going to go away feeling good about it,” Boyd stated.
“Hopefully, we’ll be capable to flip it into an annual Thanksgiving custom.”
For those who go:
A night of Magic, Thriller, and Mayhem benefiting The Singletons
When:12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26
The place: Scottsdale Civic Heart Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Price: $20 Common Admission | $100 VIP (features a meet and greet with a mini shut up the magic present after the primary occasion).