Ed. Note: In the interests of full disclosure, I get press releases passed along every so often for events or promotional opportunities. Depending on what it relates to will determine if I decide to post something about it. When it comes to 49ers and the charity though, I'm definitely amenable to helping to spread the word.
With that in mind, this Friday, July 18, Ronnie Lott and his charity "All Stars Helping Kids" will be hosting the All Stars Fantasy Football Draft Party at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco (located on 1025 Columbus Avenue at Chestnut. Below are the details:
The event begins at 6:30 and all proceeds will benefit All Stars Helping Kids.
Several NFL Legends including Marcus Allen, Warren Moon, Michael Irvin, Charles Haley, Tim Brown, Brent Jones and Ted Hendricks will be there along with current NFL players Nnamdi Asomugha and Darren McFadden among others. The 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders will be there to perform and participate throughout the draft.
The participating teams are each assigned an NFL legend to serve as team captain and lend their expert advice during the draft. The winning team will receive a trip for four to the 2009 Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities and a $20,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Michael Irvin's team claimed the title last season.
The event is open to the public. VIP tickets are $1,000 and general admission is $250 – with all of the proceeds going to charity. All tickets include dinner and access to the silent auction items, including Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders autographed jerseys. Interactive Nintendo Wii and Hewlett Packard gaming stations will be set up for guests to go head to head against each other and the current NFL Players. Raffles for a Wii game console, Ronnie Lott autographed USC jersey, and other prizes will be held throughout the night.
Once the draft is over the dance floor opens up for the rest of the evening. There is something for everyone and it all benefits All Stars Helping Kids.
Tickets are available by calling All Stars Helping Kids at 650-363-1395 or by visiting allstarshelpingkids.org.
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend as my budget for anything outside of school is about $10! However, if any of you are in the Bay Area and want to check this out, I imagine it will be a lot of fun. If any of you is able to make it to the event, definitely put up a FanPost to let us know how it went. Maybe next year I can even get on one of those fantasy teams!