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David Garibali to Paint for Sheldon HS Fundraiser

'America's Got Talent' finalist to perform in Elk Grove in December.

Performance painter David Garibaldi will be returning to his hometown high school after making a splash on the world stage.

The former Sheldon High School student will be painting for a fundraiser at that school next month. The full press release from the Elk Grove Unified School District follows:

Sheldon High School alum and America’s Got Talent finalist David Garibaldi paints to support music programs  

Have you ever wanted to own something iconic?  Unique?  Original?

Here’s your chance!  Sheldon High School alum and America’s Got Talent finalist David Garibaldi will create and raffle up to six original works of art to raise money for the Sheldon Band Boosters and the Sheldon Visual and Performing Arts Academy.  All proceeds raised from the raffle will benefit these organizations.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or seven for $30.  Tickets can be purchased at Sheldon High School’s main office Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. or online through PaySchools

Raffle winners will be invited to attend the assemblies where Garibaldi will be producing their paintings live on Friday, December 7, 2012, at Sheldon High School’s Performing Arts Center.

Inspiration serves Garibaldi in his art and his life. “Living with passion and purpose” drives Garibaldi every day to transcend what he does as an artist into a philanthropist.  A high school animation teacher first inspired him to take his passion for graffiti and turn it into a more positive and creative direction. Garibaldi never forgets this encouragement and more importantly the value of someone believing in him. Every performance is an opportunity to give back – either through teaching youth or providing resources to the community.

In a few short years, and at 29 years old, Garibaldi has raised over $1 million for non-profits and charities across the country through his art.  He works closely with charities such as Special Olympics, Echoes of Hope, Sacramento Children’s Home and World Vision.

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