CHARLOTTE, NC — The sole special fundraising event for A Child’s Place is a truly unique gala. A celebrity autographed piggy bank auction called “They’re Banking On You: A Swine Evening” presented by Time Warner Cable. A Swine Evening will be held on June 4, 2011 at Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel in Charlotte from 7:00-10:30pm. To enhance auction values, we “package” the piggy banks with great items, and experiences that otherwise could not be bought. A Child’s Place is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education.
Featured celebrities and the items packaged with their autographed piggy banks include:
NFL MVP quarterback Eli Manning plays for the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He was the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft and won the Most Valuable Player award in Super Bowl XLII in 2008. His autographed piggy bank will be packaged with a free month of Boot Camp at Rhymer Fitness and $50 in gift certificates to Energy Café. After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy $50 at Good Food on Montford.
Derek Jeter is a shortstop and team captain for the MLB New York Yankees. Jeter has helped the Yankees win five World Series titles as well as being the only player in history to win both the All-Star Game MVP Awards and the World Series MVP. Jeter is considered one of the best players of his generation. His autographed piggy bank will be packaged with a Night Out On The Town: Dinner for two (2) at Ember Grille and one (1) night weekend stay at The Westin in Uptown Charlotte. After dinner, hit the town with $50 gift card and four (4) entrance passes to Suite in the Epicenter.
Donald Trump needs no introduction. Recently announcing he will NOT run for President, he is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, a US-based real-estate developer, and founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. His autographed piggy bank will be packaged with a 5 Day/ 4 Day-night stay in a 2-bedroom villa at any Vacation Club by Marriott resort in the US or Caribbean and $1,500 in airfare gift cards from US AIRWAYS.
Jessica Simpson is a singer, actress, television personality and fashion designer. Simpson has achieved many recording milestones, starred in several television shows, movies, and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products, and designed fragrances, shoes, and handbags for women. Her glamorous piggy bank is packaged with a bundle that will make you want to dance. Give your child the opportunity to shake it at a free week of summer dance camp with Jami Masters School of Dance. The packages includes a stylish large pink dance bag, pink metal water bottle, pen and 2 purple children’s Jami Masters t-shirts.
A Child’s Place annual fundraiser, “A Swine Evening,” presented by Time Warner Cable features 76 celebrity autographed piggy banks and 19 “kid pigs” designed by ACP client children. Pigs are auctioned off through our silent, live and Ebay auctions. This “black tie optional” event will be held at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel at 2800 Coliseum Center Drive, Charlotte, NC from 7:00pm-10:30pm on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Tickets are on sale for $150 per person, or $1,500 per table (8 seats).
Interested in buying tickets to attend? Want to sponsor a table? Or just want more information? Visit our website www.aswineevening.com to purchase your tickets or to read all the details.
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About A Child’s Place
Homelessness for children isn’t just about where they lay their heads at night; it’s about where their heads are during the day at school, too. Founded in 1989, A Child’s Place of Charlotte is working to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education, reaching nearly 1,600 children during the 2009-10 school year. Unfortunately, some 4,453 homeless students are enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. To learn more about A Child’s Place, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or to make a donation, call 704-343-3790 or visit www.achildsplace.org.
Emily Arceneaux, Development Associate
A Child’s Place, 601 East 5th Street, Suite 230, Charlotte, NC 28202