My father lost his battle to Amyloidosis so I know the value a support group provides to those affected by a rare disease.
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 19, 2015
Issues Concerning Athletes announced today that it will host their Fifth Annual “Celebrity Bartender Night,” on Saturday, March 21 at Boondocks Patio & Grill to benefit Amyloidosis Support Groups and The Dragonfly Foundation. The co-hosts for the evening will be Adam Eaton of the Chicago White Sox and Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds. Both players, known for their speed, are promoting the event with the moniker #speedheals.
Along with great sponsors such as P.R.O.S. Corporate Housing, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Homerun Sitters LLC, Sportenk, Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, VIP Mortgage, Baseball Prospectus, Perfect Game and Envy Residence, over a dozen MLB players will tend bar to raise money for two very worthy charitable organizations.
The event which will be held from 9-11 PM and is scheduled to include professional baseball players Yasiel Puig, Aroldis Chapman, Tyler Flowers, Gordon Beckham, Javy Guerra, Jason Motte, Anthony Rizzo, David Hernandez and others tending bar. Cincinnati Reds announcer Marty Brennaman will be on hand to provide play-by-play of the night’s activities.
A limited number of general admission tickets for the event are available for purchase in advance via SquareUp.com for $50 per person. Tickets include mingling with celebrity bartenders and a hosted vodka. whiskey and tequila bar. Guests will be treated to ballpark fare and shaved ice from Kona Ice. Boondocks, Patio & Grill, Juan Jaime’s Tacos and Tequila, and Oregano’s in Old Town Scottsdale will be catering a private dinner for the bartenders from 8-9 PM. Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pixy Cakes, Rollover Doughnuts and After Hours Cupcakes will be on hand with sweet treats during the VIP cocktail hour.
“Issues Concerning Athletes is excited to host this event benefiting The Dragonfly Foundation and Amyloidosis Support Groups. My father lost his battle to Amyloidosis so I know the value a support group provides to those affected by a rare disease. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help raise money to support patients and families alike,” said Erica Brooks, founder of Issues Concerning Athletes.
About Dragonfly Foundation
Headquartered in Cincinnati and Chicago, The Dragonfly Foundation provides comfort and joy to children and young adults (up to age 30) enduring cancer and bone marrow diseases. .
About Amyloidosis Support Groups
Formed for the primary purpose of starting and maintaining Amyloidosis Support Groups throughout the United States, ASG is dedicated to providing peer group support to patients, caregivers, families and friends of those touched by this life threatening disease.
About Issues Concerning Athletes
The brainchild of Erica Brooks, a former public and community relations specialist for numerous MLB and MiLB teams, Issues Concerning Athletes was founded to address the unique needs of athletes on the move. A fixture in the Arizona sports and real estate community for over 15 years, ICA has helped thousands of sports professionals call AZ home. Erica Brooks hangs her real estate license with Realty One Group.