(Manhattan Beach, Calif...) Celebrities from The Apprentice, For Love or Money, Survivor, Amazing Race, Real World, The Bachelor, and House of Dreams will be mingling and manning the casino tables at the 4th Annual Celebrity Red, Black & White Casino Night and Fundraiser Gala at the Manhattan Country Club on March 27, 2004. For the first time in Reality TV history, attendees interested in becoming Reality TV creators can purchase a raffle ticket toward winning an exclusive face-to-face pitch meeting with executive producers of today¡¦s most well-known and successful Reality TV shows.
¡§Reality TV cast members are lending a tremendously needed helping hand to those with real life hardships at this year¡¦s annual gala,¡¨ said Patricia Jones, founder, P.S. I Love You Foundation. ¡§Our goal of removing the ¡¥at risk¡¦ out of the equation for youth and their families is possible through the increased awareness we gain from the Reality TV icons¡¦ participation.¡¨
Reality TV Celebrities that will be lending a helping hand and dealing black jack at our Casino Night Fundraiser:
Chad Viggianno ¡V For Love or Money II Bachelor
Erin Brodie ¡V For Love or Money I & 2 Bachelorette
Sam Solovey ¡V The Apprentice
Dave Johnson ¡V Survivor, The Amazon
Jeff Strand, Amazing Race
Reichen Lehmkuhl, Winner of Amazing Race
Willis ¡§Chip¡¨ Arndt, Winner of Amazing Race
David Dean, Amazing Race
Kelly Ford ¡V For Love or Money Bachelorette
Adam Larson ¡V Real World/Road Rules
Paige Jones ¡V For Love or Money Bachelorette
Munch, For Love or Money
Ailma Ravenscroft, For Love or Money
Haley Crittandon ¡V The Bachelor
In addition to the Reality TV celebrity participation, the casino night and fundraiser gala features:
-- Complimentary Italian dinner buffet with specialty hors d¡¦oeuvres
-- Complementary wine bar sponsored by Bacchus Wine Made Simple
-- Complimentary Casino chips valued at $100 exchangeable for valuable prizes
-- Baccardi martini bar and cigar rolling
-- An authentic casino from Casino Knights that includes black jack, craps, and roulette tables
-- Silent auction hosted by The Sirens Society
-- Dancing to the South Bay¡¦s renowned Joe¡¦s Band and the jazz performer Cecily Miles
-- Crystal Blue Vacations trip for two auction to Club Med
-- And much more.
Tickets to the casino night and gala fundraiser are $100 in advance and $125 at the door. VIP tickets for $200 include access tot eh High Stakes Room where cognac, cigars, Petrone and picture with the reality TV stars will be available. Tickets and information regarding sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 310/420-4717, or by ordering online at: www.psiloveyoufoundation.org (pay pal.)
All the net proceeds from the money raised at the gala go directly toward P.S. I Love You Foundation to fund expenses for the development and implementation of our outreach programs. www.psiloveyoufoundation.org.
About the 4th Annual Celebrity Red, Black & White Casino Night and Fundraiser Gala
This event has become known in the South Bay as the hippest and most happening formal event of the year. In its 4th year, the event typically garners attendance of over 500 of the South Bay¡¦s and surrounding communities' top professionals who join together in this fun-filled night to help those in extreme need.
About the P.S. I Love You Foundation
Founded in 1998, P.S. I Love You Foundation is a grass roots, non-profit 501C-3 organization dedicated to nurturing at-risk Southern California children through educational and inspirational outreach programs in order to influence positive attitudes, social development and hope. We are all volunteers with no paid staff members sharing the same goal: to use our personal energy and the funds we raise to create positive and personal differences in the lives of many children so they, in turn, can achieve productive, happy and healthy lives.