Pavilion Partners raises money for outreach programs
This year's "Heart of Rock 'n' Roll" pre-concert dinner has raised $25,000 for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Monies will benefit performing arts events and educational outreach programs hosted by the Pavilion. The fundraiser, which took place July 21, included a social hour with complimentary beer and margaritas, dinner and appetizers prior to the Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News concert.
"This event was awesome!" said John Robichau, co-chairman of the fundraiser, in a press release. "Guests really enjoyed the rock-and-roll theme, the venue, food, dessert, photo booth and auction. We could not have done it without the volunteers, sponsors and guests who came together to raise $25,000 to support the performing arts and educational outreach programs at the Pavilion."
Dana Tyson, host of the Sunny 99.1 Morning Show, emceed a live auction with items that included meet and greets with Huey Lewis and Joe Cocker; trips to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico and Las Vegas; a barbecue dinner package; a custom-made ring; a golf package; and two original art paintings of Cocker and Lewis. The total raised by the auction was $13,000.
The two games hosted during the event, "Classic Rewind" and "Gotta Wear Shades," also raised money for the Pavillion. Attendees spun the Classic Rewind wheel for $50 for a drawing for an autographed Beach Boys guitar. For $25, they could purchase a pair of sunglasses and be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes, including front-row center pit tickets to the concert, a trip to Galveston and a $200 gift certificate to Sunglass Hut. Money raised from the two drawings was more than $4,700.
For more information about The Pavilion Partners, visit woodlandscenter.org/partners or call 281-364-3010.
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