January 27-31, 2013 • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Panic en la Playa Dos was one gran fiesta and took the adventure to a whole new level! As over 3,000 Widespread Panic fans descended on the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Replublic the energy in the air was tangible. The new resort couldn’t have been a more appropriate place to host this epic rock vacation. The stage sitting gloriously on the beach was a site to behold, and both new and returning fans to PELP knew that we were in for something special.
El Parque Day of Service and Community Celebration
Positive Legacy was proud to take 32 Panic fans on an adventure into the Domingo Maiz Barrio in the town of Verón, 10 miles west of Punta Cana. We worked together on a cleanup project in the park and left our legacy by contributing to a new mural for the community center. The Positive Legacy financial contribution towards solid waste and waste water education amongst Verón’s citizens spearheaded a new Peace Crop project.
Thank you to all Playa attendees who contributed an assortment of useful school supplies and sports equipment. Nearly two thousand dollars of school supplies were donated to the Domingo Maiz Barrio in the town of Verón! Special thanks to One World Futbol for kicking down a host of soccer balls.
The Panic en la Playa charity auction raised over $37,000! These funds will be used to support Positive Legacy’s projects and beneficiaries in the coming year. Thanks to the photographers (Dave Vann, Joshua Timmermans and Ian Rawn), artists (Jeff Wood and Michael Quinlan), and guests who donated items, as well as everyone who placed bids and took home something special. Your generous support made this the most successful Positive Legacy auction to date.
Beach Clean Up
We received encouraged looks from our Dominican hosts as we walked around the beach picking up cups and other litter. Many thanks to all the Panic fans who helped jump start our Panic en la Playa Greening program!