Special Theater Created for Sick Children in Florida
Partners of AVAD recently provided support to create a “Room of Magic” theater for sick children at the Broward Children’s Center in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Based in Hollywood, Fla., AVAD is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — the Supplier 100 of NAHB.
As part of AVAD’s participation in the Elf Foundation project, InFocus provided a ScreenPlay 7205 projector; Harman Kardon supplied an A/V receiver and DVD player; and ProFlex donated the necessary cabling for the installation. To complete the theater, NHT supplied a powerful 5.1 speaker system and Niles donated an IntelliControl touchscreen remote for maximum system operation.
“Having the privilege to play a small part in bringing joy to the lives of these very special children is a truly remarkable experience, and an even greater reward for those who are involved,” said Joe Piccirilli, AVAD’s managing director.
The project was managed by Good Sounds of Margate, Fla., a home theater and whole-house solutions provider. “These severely challenged children have such a tremendous need for outside stimuli,” said JoAnn McGowan, of Good Sounds, who is a strong supporter of the center along with her husband, Jim. “We have it within our power to bring the magic of the movies to these kids, and Jim and I can’t thank the Elf Foundation, AVAD and partners enough for underwriting our project.”
AVAD is the most complete home integration supplier in the United States. It stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum and more for delivery from 26 locations across the country.
AVAD’s Dealer to Builder (D2B) program links members of its more than 9,000-plus dealer corps with home builders to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.
To date, the Elf Foundation has opened 34 “Rooms of Magic” theaters in the U.S. and it is beginning work on its first projects in Canada.
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