April 23, 2023 2 min read
Wow! What a night?! The 2023 edition of Magic for Miracles was just spectacular! The magicians at Sleight Club in Charlotte, NC put on one heck of a show to benefit Defend the Fatherless, an organization in York County, SC founded with the goal of lessening the burdens of foster and adoptive families in our community.
The event was organized and produced by Chris and Janice at Wondercraft working closely with the amazing talents in Sleight Club. The night started with a few words from Caitlin Sund from DTF followed by a killer show that lasted about one hour and fifteen minutes.
The show opened with stellar magic from Jack Kelly. Jack is a bright young talent destined for stardom. His entire set was polished, fresh, and fooling!
I won't try to run through every trick Jack did, but throughout his set, we learned a lot about him personally, the encouragement his parents have given him, and some of what makes him tick. In the picture below there's a balloon. All I can say is that the trick associated with it gave the audience chills. It was one of the strongest pieces of magic I've seen.
Bryan Saint, as seen on Penn and Teller's Fool Us (he fooled them), The Magic Castle, and all over the country, closed the show with mind-blowing magic. Bryan effortlessly combined his quick wit, with skillful sleight of hand to fry the audience over and over again. Bryan's pace started fast with lots of laughs and magic in the first five minutes. From beginning to end, he was able to effortlessly weave together tricks with ropes, cards, cubes, and phones! He has us at the palm of his hands all the way through. We were definitely "hooked" on his performance!
The show ended with a standing ovation for both performers and when it was all said and done, we raised over $5,000 for Defend the Fatherless. If you were unable to attend the sold-out show and you'd like to make the magic last a little longer, you can donate directly at defendthefatherless.org/donate
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