Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Feeding A Need - Spring Fund Raising Events

The spring fund raising season is in full swing, with charity events small (Hey Bradfield Elementary!) and larger taking aim at donor's pocketbooks. But the great thing about auction items is you actually end up with something fun that you wanted to buy, and the charity gets the funds, and the donor receives the love and admiration of those at the event (right?).

The larger events have packages that include live auctions, Thursday night's "Stars of Texas... Racing Against the Odds" at Lone Star Park benefits the American Diabetes Association (an evil disease). Everyone enjoys Randy Galloway, who with wife Janeen are always Honorary Chairpersons, and the horses are almost as entertaining as the auction. Sevy put together a terrific live auction Dine Around Dallas package, featuring Sevy's Grill, Chamberlain's Prime Steak, Del Frisco's, Neiman Marcus, Suze and Rathbun's Blue Plate Diner (thank you boys!) and it includes a one-night stay at the new Joule Hotel downtown.

Busy Thursday? Then how about Friday the 17th? The American Heart Association hosts the annual black-tie Cotes du Coeur Wine Auction at the Hilton Anatole and featuring a dine-around format of Dallas' finest restaurants assembled by Richard Chamberlain. Sevy will be serving a Marinated Lamb Loin on Creamy Roasted Garlic Grits, Minted Red Wine Sauce and Tomato, Cucumber and Kalamata Relish at our station. Donations from vineyards all over the world are assembled for bidding by serious oenophiles, all which helps find cures to treat and prevent heart disease (an evil disease). Sevy's Grill is pleased to have teamed with Dale Hanson, Dallas National Golf Club. Stewart Cellars and Bella Vita Rejuvenation Center for a live auction his/hers golf/beauty package which concludes at Sevy's for a very special four-course wine dinner featuring Caroline Stewart, owner of Stewart Cellars.

Friday not good either? Well, all that's left on our April schedule is Sunday the 19th's Taste of the NFL with 1,000 other folks at the Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Hosts of the events include Cowboys players DeMarcus Ware, Marcus Spears, former Cowboy Preston Pearson and (elk tackler) chef Kent Rathbun. This event too follows the dine-around format and dishes from 22 area restaurants will be served, including Sevy's Gulf Shrimp on Creamy Smoked Bacon Grits with Red Pepper Butter and Corn Relish. Tickets are $125 per person, or $225 for a pair and benefit the North Texas Food Bank (starvation=evil).

Hope to see you there, stop by and say "Hi"!

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