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The Who's Who of OC to Attend An Evening for Autism Event

August 25, 2009|By Vanessa Showalter

            The tropical-themed function will be held outdoors at Saywitz’s home in the Belcourt development of Newport Beach (9 Chadbourne Court). This first-class, fully-catered event will include four live bands (two Steel Drum bands, a Beatles Tribute and a Rockin House Party Band), a golf putting green, pool tables, pinball machines, video games, valet parking, red-carpet entrance, and eight beverage bars including a martini bar, rum bar, mojito bar, wine bar, beer bar and coffee bar as well as a silent and live auction featuring numerous gifts, trips and unique memorabilia such as autographed musical instruments, sports memorabilia, yacht trips and golf experiences.  

This charity event has received strong support from the local community and national corporations. Due to this local support, the event will offer “A Taste of Orange County,” where guests will have a chance to sample appetizers from the following food sponsors: Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille, Wildfish Seafood Grille, Newport Rib Company and The Beach Pit BBQ, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Taco’s & Co., Harborside Restaurant and Newport Landing Restaurant and Oyster Bar. In addition, the drink sponsors include Tommy Bahama Rum, Stone Brewery, La Paz Products, Hope Wine and Hansen’s Sodas. Coffee, hot chocolate and tea will be provided by Starbucks. Desert was provided by The Cheesecake Factory, Green Cupcakes, Valentino Chocolatier and Cacao Luxe Chocolatier.

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Corporate sponsors include Tommy Bahama (gold sponsor), US Bank, CommerceWest Bank, Fletcher Jones Motorcars and Signature Party Rentals. Corporate supporters include Home Depot, Costco, Staples and FedEx Kinkos.

Media sponsors include World TV, The Daily Pilot, Coast Kids, Orange County Business Journal, Newport Beach Magazine, Image Magazine, 944 Magazine, OC Life Magazine, Beverly Hills Life Magazine, Art & Living Magazine, Simply OC and KJAZZ (88.1FM).

Hostesses provided by the Miss California Beauty Pageant, the San Diego Charger Cheerleaders and Mr. California.

The cost to attend the event is $150 per person. For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, please visit www.aneveningforautism.org or www.southerncal.easterseals.com

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