Praying for Nina Benefit Weekend

I’ve been busy planning the fundraising event in Santa Barbara for wonderful Nina.  If you’ve missed previous posts about this event, you should visit the event website.  We’re getting awesome sponsors for the event and I really believe this is going to be a fantastic event!  Now that we have the word out about this great cause, we’re in the decoration planning stages.  The benefit dinner is a black tie event at Glen Annie Golf Club and some ideas I have for the tables are:

  • SpongeBob table names (Nina loves SpongeBob)
  • Strawberry colored linens since it’s a mixture of pink and red (Nina’s current favorite color is red and previous color included pink).  Looking forward to seeing what La Tavola can offer.
  • Would love to have local florists or crafty people make the centerpieces that we can auction off.  We just need to find some florists to donate the flowers.  I’ve made contact with Big Secret Website to do engraving of some vases to be used for the centerpieces.  I’ve asked them to quote me on engraving “Praying for Nina” with a picture of Nina on the vase.
  • Going to contact Ventura Jazz Orchestra to see if they’d be available to entertain everyone at the dinner with their musical talents.  I had the pleasure of meeting one of the singers a couple of weeks ago.
  • Need to find a local framer who will frame Nina’s artwork to be auctioned off during the live auction.

I’d like to take some time to thank the Auction Sponsors:

Sandi Holder’s Doll Attic
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Zen Spa
Daniele Rose Photography
Whitney Hartmann Photography
Segway of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Janice Seibert
Urban Optics Optometric Center
Holly Richard
Emily Hart-Roberts Photography
Jennifer Kennedy
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Delish Organic
McVeigh Massage

A special thank you to the following sponsors as well:

Diamond Level Sponsors
Austin and Dara Photogaphy

Platinum Level Sponsors
SB Parent

Gold Level Sponsors
Mission Tuxedos
Glen Annie Golf Club
Cordon Wine

Silver Level Sponsors
Peter Duffy, Jr. of Photon Concepts
Ruben Reye of Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services
Barry Sweet Auctioneers

This fundraising event is open to the general public.  To purchase tickets to the event, please visit the event website.

More to come…


February 11, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Charity.

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