Funrdaisers – May 1

Published Apr 24, 2013 at 9:39 am (Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 9:39 am)

Washington Area Humane Society

Washington Area Humane Society will hold “Spare A Life” bowling fundraiser from noon-2 p.m. May 19 at Legacy Lanes, 5024 Curry Road, Baldwin.

Cost of $30 per person includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, chicken tenders and unlimited soda.

The event will include door prizes, raffles and a chance to win Pirates tickets valued at $385.

Family Hospice & Palliative Care

The Friends of Family Hospice & Palliative Care, an auxiliary volunteer fundraising group, will hold a Treasure Table fundraising sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11 in the auditorium of Family Hospice’s Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon.

A “treasure hunter’s dream,” the Treasure Table sale will feature like-new items including artwork, jewelry, collectibles, fashion accessories, glassware, lamps, holiday decorations and more.

For more information, contact Jane Johnson at

• Family Hospice will also hold its Annual Golf Benefit at Valley Brook Country Club on May 6. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start will take place at 11. A boxed lunch on the course, skill prizes and the opportunity to choose the format are part of the event. Hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and more cap off the day. Proceeds benefit Family Hospice’s family and patient services. For more information and to register, call 412-572-8812 or visit

Friends of South Park

The Friends of South Park, a citizens group focused on park betterment through volunteerism and advocacy, are sponsoring the second annual Golf Outing, May 18 at South Park Golf Course. The player fee of $75 includes 18 holes, golf cart, hot dog and beverage at the turn and a steak dinner on completion. Skill prices will be offered. Individuals may sponsor a hole green or tee for $100. For more information, call 412-897-2403.

National Kidney Foundation Golf

Local golfers can give kidney patients a better shot by teeing off for charity at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Cadillac Golf Classic at Valley Brook Country Club at noon May 20. Top finishing teams are invited to compete in the National Finals at Pebble Beach, Calif., Jan. 17-20, 2014. The National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic series is the largest amateur charity golf event in the world, raising more than $80 million for the NKF.

Amateur golfers, male and female, can participate as part of four-person teams. Eligible teams consist of players whose combined USGA Handicap Indexes total 42.0 or more, and only one golfer on each team may have a Handicap Index of 8.0 or less.

Golfers will vie for prizes provided by national sponsors including Cadillac, PING, Golf Digest/Golf World, One Car One Difference, Bridgestone Golf, the Greg Norman Collection and Tiffany & Co., as well as an invitation to the National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts (additional fees required). Local sponsors include HM Insurance, Calgon Carbon, Koppers, Cadillac, Highmark and UPMC.

The entry fee for a foursome is $1,500 and hole sponsorships are $150. A portion of the fee is tax deductible, and helps support programs in early detection, public education, research and patient advocacy provided by the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies.

For more information, visit

Dress for Success

Dress for Success Pittsburgh-Washington Branch is holding its second annual Power Walk on May 4 at the Washington Park Stone Lodge. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10 – rain or shine. Entertainment includes health and wellness booths and a kids’ corner. The walk will raise funds for the nonprofit organization, which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

For more information or to register as a team or individual, call 724-228-8327 or email

Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center

The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center’s annual benefit, Laughter is the Best Medicine, will take place May 4 at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Point Breeze. The event will feature Pittsburgh Post-Gazette political cartoonist Rob Rogers, music by cello rockers Cello Fury, cocktails by Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka and food by Raina’s Catering. A champagne and dessert reception will cap off the evening.

The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center provides outreach to the community. Tickets are $100. For information, call 412-661-4224 or visit


POWER, Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery, hosts its annual A Night of Hope May 22 at Rodef Shalom Congregation in Shadyside. KDKA-TV’s Brenda Waters will emcee, and this year’s Seeds of Hope Award will be presented to Judi and Ron Owne. Cindy Shapira is once again serving as honorary chair. For more information, call 412-243-7535 ext. 223 or visit

Pink Steel

The Carol Raber Memorial Golf Tournament takes place June 9 at River Forest Country Club in Freeport. The tournament benefits Pink Steel, the Steel City Dragon Boat Association’s breast cancer survivor team and support group. Participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf, refreshments, dinner and prizes. For more information or to register, call 412-377-3063 or visit

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