March 08, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the St. Patrick's Day Parade for the second consecutive year, IBEW Local 98’s charitable arm (298, Inc.) has partnered with The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and the Irish Society to stage “Shamrock Aid,” a live and virtual event taking place on Wednesday, March 10 to raise funds for Irish causes throughout the city and tri-state region.
Shamrock AidPosted by St. Patrick's Day Observance Association of Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The event will feature performances by popular local Irish bands (including The Paul Moore Band and Irish Mist), comedy acts, Irish Step Dance schools, brief speeches, toasts, and poetry readings by prominent members of the region's large and proud Irish community.
The live portion of the event will take place at the IATSE Local 8 Stagehands Union Hall Ballroom in South Philadelphia. The live event is by invitation only and limited to just 100 guests to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols. “Shamrock Aid” will also be livestreamed by IATSE Local 8 technicians and hosted on www.shamrockaid.com, Facebook Live and YouTube.
"For the second consecutive year, the pandemic has forced the cancellation of Philadelphia's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and virtually every other event that raises funds for Irish causes in the city and region," said Michael Bradley, Grand Marshal of Philadelphia's St. Patrick's Day Parade. "But we Irish are a resilient people and we won't let COVID-19 stop us from celebrating our heritage and raising money for the charities we support. The show must go on - and it will. Special thanks to Joe Cleary of the Irish Society and IATSE Local 8 President and Business Manager Michael Barnes and his team for all of their hard work to make this very special event a reality."
The funds raised will come through various event sponsorship opportunities. For more information, visit the official “Shamrock Aid” website or Facebook Page.
Wednesday, March 10 from 7-9 p.m.