Thursday, March 22, 2012

Boys and Girls Club Update

“The EVENT” presented by Nova Home Loans, returns to La Encantada for an evening of food, wine, and live entertainment in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

Over 1,500 people are expected to attend the 11th Annual “The EVENT”, presented by Nova Home Loans, on Sunday, April 22nd at La Encantada from 6-9PM.  Guests will experience delicious cuisine prepared by 50 local restaurants, sip wine and martinis and enjoy live entertainment provided by the George Howard Band, Kiss and the Tells, Tesoro, Jovert Steel Drum Band, Rescue Lights, and Jeff Lewis and Friends throughout the evening.  Tickets are $150 each and $125 is tax deductible.  The Chair of the 2012 “The EVENT” is Megan Jasper.  Co-Founders of “The EVENT” are longtime BGCT Board Members David Lovitt, Mark Irvin and Laurie Wetterschneider.

Proceeds from “The EVENT” will help save the lives of 8,000 at-risk youth club members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson by providing them with a safe place to go after school, enrichment programs and sports leagues to participate in, and a caring professional staff.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson operates six strategically located clubhouses throughout Tucson.  Members are charged only $5 per school year, while the true cost to the organization is over $700.  

Participating Restaurants include:
Augustin Brasserie, Armitage Wine & Lounge Café, Azul Restaurant and Lounge, Beyond Bread, Blanco Tacos and Tequila, BlueFin Seafood Bistro, Brio Tuscan Grill, CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar (Ritz Carlton), El Charro Café, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Frost Gelato, GOLD Restaurant, Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar, Kingfisher an American Grill, Las Margaritas, Lodge on the Desert, Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen, Magpies Gourmet Pizza, Mays Counter, McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse, Miguel’s Latin American Cuisine, Miraval Resort and Spa, Mr. K’s  Barbeque, My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, NoRTH, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, Pasco Kitchen & Lounge, Pastiche Modern Eatery, PRIMO and Signature Grill at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, PY Steakhouse, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant, Ric’s Café, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, Sauce, Sir Veza’s Taco Garage, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Tavolino Ristorante Italiano, The Flying V Bar & Grill, The Grill at Hacienda del Sol, The Melting Pot, The New Red Sky and Luna Bar, Trattoria Pina Cucina Italiana, Union Public House, Vero Amore, Vivace Restaurant, Wildflower, Zinburger, Zona 78.

The EVENT would not be possible without the generous support from the following sponsors:
Nova Home Loans, Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, Superpawn, HSL Properties, Precision Toyota, UPS, Comcast, JP Morgan, Smile Spa, Adobe Gastroenterology, B/E Aerospace, ISS Services, Nova Financial Services, Perfection Plastic Surgery, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Brio Tuscan Grille, Pusch Ridge Stables, Arizona Academy of Beauty and National Bank of Arizona.  Additional underwriting of goods, services, and media support from local corporate donors make The EVENT possible.

Since 1957, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has helped keep thousands of local children involved in wholesome activities, providing a positive alternative to the influence of juvenile delinquency. For only $5.00 per school year and $5.00 per summer session, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has six locations throughout Tucson and serves over 8,000 youth annually.                                        

To purchase tickets or to sponsor The EVENT, visit www.theeventtucson or call (520) 573-3533.