SOURCE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena

Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena

June 15, 2010 19:18 ET

2nd Annual Black Tie and Burgers Fundraiser Will Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena

Dinner and Auction - Saturday, October 16, 2010

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2010) -  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena announces its 2010 annual fundraising event, a Black Tie and Burgers affair. In its second year, the evening promises to be a beautiful night under the stars with cocktails, dinner, a live auction and live music.

The Black Tie and Burgers event will be held on Saturday, October 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the beautiful Wallace Neff home of Eileen and Michael Williamson in Pasadena, Ca. In-N-Out Burger will provide the main course, while The Spot will provide all the fringes with dinner, including all the sides 'n fixin's and mouth-watering dessert. 

Activities for the evening will include both a silent auction filled with amazing gift-giving items, as well as a live auction that features extravagant packages and events. Music for the evening will be provided by two live bands. Cale, a flamenco fusion band, will provide music during cocktail hour, while the second band, Celebration, a six-member ensemble led by lead singer and bassist Ron Suffredini (known for his playing appearances with jazz greats like Kenny G, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Bobby Caldwell, and the late Gary Crosby) will play during dinner and dancing.

"It is a pleasure to join with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena in inviting you to attend this year's benefit, the Black Tie & Burgers event on October 16," said Bill Bogaard, City of Pasadena's Mayor. "I greatly admire the mission of the Clubs, which is to promote health, education, social, vocational, and character development of all boys and girls it serves." 

Money raised from each individual $150 ticket sold includes sponsorship of one child's annual $75 club membership. Patron Sponsorship packages are available ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 and each includes up to 10 tickets to the fundraiser. Visit to make a donation, or for more information about the event.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena is a non-profit organization that has been serving Pasadena and surrounding communities since 1937 with comprehensive programming that includes homework assistance and tutoring, leadership training, technology, language arts, math and science labs, visual and performing arts, creative writing, aquatics and other sports. Each year the clubs serve more than 6,000 boys and girls ages 5 - 18 who might not otherwise have a safe place to go after school. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena is to promote health, education, social, vocational and character development to all boys and girls it serves. The Club's goal is to improve the lives of children by building self-assurance, developing skills and reinforcing positive values. No child is ever turned away!

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:

    Phil Albanese
    Chief Information Officer
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Pasadena
    (626) 449-9100
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