Actress Holds Fundraiser For Program Based Off ‘The Wire’
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you’ve always wanted to meet the actors from “The Wire,” now is your chance. It happens Saturday night at a fundraiser at Silo Point.
Ron Matz has more on the actress from the critically acclaimed show who’s giving back to the city where the show was filmed.
Actress Sonja Sohn spent five years in Baltimore starring in “The Wire.”
“Well, we were very touched by the city and its people when we were here. We feel deeply that we all left Baltimore with more than we brought to it and still feel deeply connected to the city, which is one of the reasons why the principals in the cast lined up behind this effort to start ‘reWIRED for Change’ in Baltimore,” Sohn said.
So touched, Sohn founded “reWIRED for Change,” a nonprofit that helps at-risk young people.
“‘ReWIRED for Change’ is a nonprofit organization that I started with the support of the cast members from the show. The population we’ve chosen to target is high risk young people. When we say high risk we’re talking about not just about at-risk youth, but high risk young people who have been involved in the court system who are trying to change their lives, but need an extra boost. We decided to focus on them,” said Sohn.
Saturday night at Silo Point, she’ll host a fundraiser and she will be joined by some of her “Wire” castmates.
“The fundraiser for ‘reWIRED for Change’ is called ‘Pints and Pinstripes.’ It will be at Silo Point from 7 until 10 p.m. General admission tickets are $75, VIP tickets are $150. In the VIP lounge will be Omar, Bubbles A.K.A. Michael K. Williams, and Andre Royo. They’ll be circulating throughout the event, but with the VIP ticket you get a one-hour meet and greet with them,” said Sohn.
At Jimmy’s in Fells Point Sohn told WJZ about the importance of giving back.
“We’re going to have a great time. There’s going to be a DJ, an upscale beer garden, butlered hors d’oeuvres. We’re going to party, buy some silent auction items and have some fun with the guys,” said Sohn.
The fundraiser will also feature a silent auction with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to “reWIRED for Change.”
The event in the penthouse at Silo Point begins at 7 p.m.
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