The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in Chicago this month and is offering an unprecedented opportunity for local fans to help their community, while helping themselves to a one-of-a-kind circus experience, according to an announcement from show producer Feld Entertainment.
Randomly-selected fans will win the chance to work alongside stars of The Greatest Show On Earth®to help build a Windy City Habitat for Humanity home in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood, while receiving a four-pack of VIP tickets to a Nov. performance of Built To Amaze! at the Allstate Arena or United Center. Contest entries are being accepted at Windy City Habitat/Circus.
Ringling Bros. will be working on the home build on Tues., Nov. 5 and is selecting applicants to join them to work side-by-side in the half-day (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) Habitat for Humanity home build.at 120th and S. Union Ave., Chicago.
In addition to the home build, Ringling Bros. Built To Amaze! will launch initiatives in support of Windy City Habitat for Humanity throughout the month of Nov. The initiatives will the offer of free circus tickets to those who make monetary donations to Windy City Habitat for Humanity.
Windy City Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and improve neighborhoods in Chicago. People of all backgrounds come together to build homes, in partnership with families in need. The organization has built 90 homes in various Chicago neighborhoods. The project on the stretch of S. Union Ave. between 119th and 120th in West Pullman represents the first time Windy City Habitat for Humanity has engaged in building an entire block of safe, decent and affordable housing. Ultimately, there will be 16 Habitat-constructed, single-family homes on the block.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! opened at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., Nov. 1 and will hold performances Nov. 11. The circus then moves to Chicago’s United Center, Nov. 20 - Dec. 1.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience that features more than 110 of the world’s best performers representing 17 countries, along with 95 exotic and domestic animals, creating never-before-seen heart pounding performances, as Children of All Ages® find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth. For additional information or tickets visit the Ringling Bros. website.