ABOUT BUTCH BANDO
This show was renamed in 2017 to honor the memory of the late Butch Bando,
a long time Delaware County resident and business owner.
While he is gone, he is forever remembered.
Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights Partnerships
A Kid Again – Is a local charity who supports families with children living with life threatening illnesses. We are proud to host an Adventure for Central Ohio Families each year at our light show. Adventures allow families and children to take a time out from illness.
Delaware Area Career Center – Is a Career Center in Delaware County where students learn a Career Technical Education curriculum to prepare them for the industry or the post-secondary education of their choosing. Our partnership allows students at the Career Center to gain real-world application of the skills they are practicing. For the past 5 years, they have partnered with us to create certain show features.
Recreation Unlimited – Is a local nonprofit organization for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and health concerns. It is described as “a magical place where dreams come true; a place where no one has a disability, and all are equal.”
We have benefited Recreation Unlimited since 1999!
To donate to the Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights Recreation Unlimited Camper Scholarship Fund,
click the following link to the Recreation Unlimited Foundation Giving Store site:
-Under “Special Instructions,” type in Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights
-Follow remaining prompts for payment information and submission
OR text 128 to (614) 230-0347
SealKids, Inc. – Through its programs, supports the children of Naval Special Warfare- everyday kids living in extraordinary circumstances. This encompassing approach of academic testing, tutoring, therapy, advocacy, and enrichment fosters the success and well-being of the child, critically reducing family stresses and ultimately keeping today’s Navy SEAL in the fight.
Steps for Sarcoma – Is an event to fundraise and bring awareness for Sarcoma. Sarcoma is a cancerous tumor found in the bone or connective tissue. Sarcoma is also the only cancer that affects both dogs and humans. We have a family member and friends that have been affected by this cancer, so this event holds a special place in our hearts!
3rd & Goal Foundation – Founded by former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn, the 3rd & Goal Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of our veterans. The 3rd & Goal Foundation honors veterans through Operation Home, Operation Education and Operation Joy.
Tri-Rivers Career Center – Is a Career Center in Marion County where students learn a Career Technical Education curriculum to prepare them for the industry or the post-secondary education of their choosing. Our partnership allows students at the Career Center to gain real-world application of the skills they are practicing. We are excited for this new partnership as the students work to create certain show features.