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American Idol Finalist, Scott MacIntyre to Perform at National Nonprofit Charity Event

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American Idol Finalist, Scott MacIntyre to Perform at National Nonprofit Charity Event

March 7, 2011– (Princeton, NJ) Community Options, a national nonprofit organization that develops homes and employment for people with disabilities is proud to announce that American Idol Finalist, Scott MacIntyre will be performing at their upcoming Spring 2011 event at Grounds for Sculpture on May 20, 2011.

As the first blind finalist on “American Idol,” MacIntyre was called “an inspiration to the entire world through your commitment, through your talent” by former judge Paula Abdul. Visually impaired since birth, he started playing piano by ear at age three, began classical lessons at six, and subsequently learned to play organ, guitar, bass and drums. MacIntyre has appeared on Regis and Kelly, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Today Show, Canada AM, Larry King Live, Hour of Power, Access Hollywood, among others and has been profiled on CNN, Headline News, FOX International, Global TV, Sky News Europe, TV Guide, TBN, and local news affiliates across the country. In 2010, MacIntyre was honored by Dr. Robert and Arvella Schuller with the annual award for “promoting positive values in the media” at the Crystal Cathedral in California. Past honorees include Dr. Phil McGraw, John Tesh, Kathy Ireland, Twila Paris, and Roger Williams.

“Having Scott perform at our annual spring fundraiser is a tremendous honor. Scott is relevant to our cause and we are very grateful that he is helping us to advance our mission of developing homes and employment for people with disabilities,” says, Robert Stack, President and CEO of Community Options, Inc.

MacIntyre’s contagious spirit of optimism and heartfelt stories take his audience on an emotional journey of love and yearning, hardship and hope, from someone who deeply understands the challenge of overcoming enormous adversity. Having always forged ahead when the world said to give up, Scott MacIntyre continues to be an inspiration to all who hear his music and story.

You can see Scott perform at Grounds for Sculpture on Friday, May 20, 2011 starting at 6:30pm. Ticket sales will open at the end of March. For more information about Community Options, please visit

About Community Options: Community Options is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Robert Stack that works to develop homes and employment for people with disabilities. Community Options operates in 37 cities across 10 states supporting thousands of people with disabilities and their families with the help of over 2,500 employees.