Looks like we may have spoken to soon. After it was announced that One Reel was forced to cancel the Lake Union/Gas Works Park 4th of July celebration because of lack of funding, it looks like a few local companies are swooping in to save the day.
Starbucks and Microsoft announced today they would each be giving $125,000 in matching donations toward the needed $500,000 for the show. Their donations follow a group of other local businesses and Seattleites pledging money to save the huge Seattle Fireworks show. Chef Tom Douglas got the ball started with a donation of $5,000 along with radio host Dave Ross.
The catch, One Reel has until this Monday to come up with the $500,000 in order to meet fixed deadlines with barge permits and event safety planning. Looks like we are half way there!