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Field of Light at Sensorio's event raises thousands of dollars for local charities

Sensorio light display provides sneak peek before grand opening
Posted at 1:22 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 16:22:38-04

Field of Light at Sensorio hosted an event this past weekend and raised thousands of dollars for two Central Coast charities.

"Sensorio Gives Back Sunday" is an event that used money from that night's ticket sales and donated those funds to SLO Food Bank and Family Care Network.

During the Sept. 27 event, Sensorio raised a total of $7,450 for Family Care Network and $7,450 for the SLO Food Bank.

Family Care Network is a Not-for-Profit, Community-Based Organization that provides intensive, therapeutic services to children, youth, and families impacted by trauma in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties. SLO Food Bank's mission is to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community.

Organizers say the success of this first event encouraged them to host the event again next month. "Sensorio Gives Back Sunday" will take place again on Oct. 25, this time benefiting The Food Bank of Santa Barbara County and SLO LEAF.

A total of $20 of each ticket sold that night will go towards supporting the two charities. Of the $20, $10 will go to each charity.

SLO LEAF provides immediate and temporary financial assistance to law enforcement agency personnel and their immediate families in a time of death, serious injury, critical illness or other catastrophic circumstances. The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is ending hunger and transforming the health of Santa Barbara County through good nutrition.

Bruce Munro: Field of Light at Sensorio is a 15-acre outdoor art installation. The exhibit utilizes over 58,800 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics, illuminating Paso Robles' hills with color.

Tickets for the event must be purchased online, or you can find more information by calling (805) 226-4287.

The exhibit is open with COVID-19 precautions in place. There are over 30 handsanitizing stations, masks are mandatory and bathrooms are being cleaned every 30 minutes.