Hollywood, CA–The Elf Foundation, a non-profit charity with the expressed goal of creating private entertainment theaters–“Rooms of Magic”–for children’s hospitals across the country, honored Front Row Media System’s Matt Scalici and Gary O’Donovan as the Elf Foundation 2005 Volunteers of the Year during CEDIA EXPO 2005.
“Over the past year, Front Row Media Systems worked incredibly hard to put the finishing touches on their ‘Signature’ Room of Magic theater at Alabama Children’s Hospital,” said Doug Weinstein, president and founder of the Elf Foundation. “Matt and Gary not only managed the project on a pro bono basis, but they were indispensable in raising funds on a local level to offset costs otherwise borne by the foundation.
“Additionally, they have been assisting in the project management at our Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital project in Orlando that we hope to complete in time for the holidays. All of this, and more, make them worthy recipients for our annual Volunteer of the Year award.”
The Alabama Children’s Hospital Room of Magic theater has room for 70 kids and features a Stewart Filmscreen and Runco International Hi-Definition projector. Significant man-hours of design work and installation labor was donated by Front Row Media Systems, co-owned by Scalici and O’Donovan.
Through Scalici’s involvement with the Golf Channel and his contacts in Orlando, he and O’Donovan have been instrumental in championing the Elf Foundation’s project work at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children.
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