Fundraisers - Aug. 28
Benefit concert/ pig roast
Rumfish Grille/Beach in Bridgeville will host a concert with the band Midlife Crisis on Sept. 1 to benefit the Children’s Hospital Heart Foundation in the name of Ella Rose, a 5-year-old who has been afflicted with a heart defect and has had numerous operations.
The concert and pig roast will begin at 6 p.m.
A $5 cover charge will be asked at the door with all proceeds donated to the Ella Rose Foundation, as will all monies from the pig roast.
4-H County Council
4-H County Council will be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child and Operation Support Our Troops through Sept. 2 at the Penn State University Extension office in Washington. Items needed for Operation Support Our Troops include: individual cold drink mix packets, sunscreen, vitamins, insect repellent and anti-itch cream. For Operation Christmas Child, items accepted include: dolls, stuffed animals, small cars, school supplies, hygiene items and clothing.
For more information, call 724-228-6881.
The First Annual Corey Moximchalk Classic Memorial Golf Outing takes place Sept. 8 at Norvelt Golf Club in Mt. Pleasant to benefit the First Tee Organization. The $85 per person fee ($25 for non-golfers) includes greens/cart fees, buffet dinner, refreshments and prizes. Deadline to register is Sept. 4. For more information, to register or to become a sponsor, call Kara Ratai at 724-516-1792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to Defeat ALS, led by honorary co-chairs Craig Adams of the Pittsburgh Penguins and his wife, will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 in Downtown Pittsburgh.
To register, go to www.cure4als.com. For more information, call 412-821-3254.
Register your foursome for the Marian Manor 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic, which will take place on Sept. 9 at South Hills Country Club.
The event features an afternoon on the greens, lunch, dinner and evening awards. Registration will take place at 9:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 11, a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and non-golfers can join in the fun for dinner with cash bar, silent auction and fundraising festivities at 5:30.
For information or to register, visit www.vcs.org or call 412-548-4056.
A spaghetti dinner to benefit Sydney Hawk of Bridgeville will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Hall.
Sydney, daughter of Joe and Karin Hawk and little sister to Addison Marie, is a first-grader at Chartiers Valley Primary School and was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia on March 5. Since then, she has experienced many ups and downs and suffered some serious side effects.
The event will include a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Call 412-257-8081 to purchase. Monetary donations are also being accepted at http://youcaring.com/other/help-sydney-s-parents-please-/59664
Almanac/VFW Golf Classic
The 2013 Almanac/VFW Golf Classic takes place Sept. 9 at Fort Cherry Golf Club. Registration and a continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. Dinner, skill prizes and a drawing will take place at 3 p.m.
For more information, call 724-941-3358.
Memorial golf classic
La Roche College will hold the Scott Lang Memorial Golf Classic, now in its second year, on Sept. 23 at Wildwood Golf Club, Allison Park.
Registration is at 10:15 a.m. followed by a cookout lunch on the deck at 11 and golf at noon with a shotgun start/scramble format. A reception and awards will take place at 5 p.m.
Registration is required and includes greens fees and cart; golfer gift; contests; individual and team skill prizes, hole-in-one prizes and door prizes; on-course beer, water, soda and snack bags; a cookout lunch; and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at awards reception. Register online at laroche.edu or contact Bobbi Kress LaPlace at email@example.com or 412-536-1087.
The Scott Lang Memorial Golf Classic is held in honor and memory of LaRoche’s late basketball coach, who in 2010, at age 41, tragically passed away on the court during practice. Proceeds from the event enable LaRoche College to maintain and enhance student athletic programs, build infrastructure for the sports programs and purchase needed equipment and supplies.
POWER, Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery, is hosting the fifth annual Sunflower POWER fundraiser event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at PerLora on the South Side in celebration of National Recovery Month. Event chairs Sherree Goldstein and Mary Prezioso invite guests to sample fare from Bella Christie & Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique, Bistro 19, Ibiza and the Square Cafe. Disc jockey Kelli Burns will provide entertainment and a Room to Grow live auction will help raise funds. Minimum suggested donation is $25.
RSVP online at tinyurl.com/SunflowerPOWER13, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-243-7535 ext. 223 by Sept. 5.
For more information, call 412-243-7535 ext. 223 or visit www.power-recovery.com.
Bethel Park Lions
Bethel Park Lions are sponsoring the annual George Meyer Scholarship Golf Outing Sept. 21 at Lindenwood Golf Club in McMurray. Registration begins at noon with tee off at 1 p.m. There is a scramble format and single golfers will be assigned to teams. Eighteen holes of golf with cart, plus snack, dinner, hole-in-one contest, skill contests and prizes are included for $100 per golfer. Deadline to register is Sept. 14. All money raised will support a scholarship to a deserving senior at Bethel Park High School in 2014.
Thyroid cancer fundraiser
The Butterfly Bandits will hold a fundraiser for thyroid cancer research and awareness at PNC Park on Sept. 15 - Thyroid Cancer Awareness Day at the stadium.
A tailgate party at Bettis’ Grill 36 with entertainment by LocaL will take place prior to the game.
Thyroid cancer survivors are also needed for the butterfly release dedication. Contact email@example.com for details. Proceeds benefit the UPCI Multi-disciplinary Thyroid Cancer Research Unit in Pittsburgh.
The Presbyterian SeniorCare Golf Classic takes place on Sept. 16 at Lone Pine Country Club. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11:45 a.m. All proceeds benefit the SeniorCARE FUND at Presbyterian SeniorCare’s Washington campus.
For more information, visit www.srcare.org/events.
Off the Shelf
Peacock Keller law firm is sponsoring the sixth annual “Off The Shelf ... A Celebration of Books” charity event 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 18, to support libraries in Pennsylvania’s Washington, Greene and Fayette counties. The fundraiser will feature a presentation by Keith Bellows, the editor in chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine, and will take place at the Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn.
This year’s theme is travel. Each table at the fundraiser will choose a book about travel and decorate their table accordingly, as part of a larger contest. Table decorating will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. on the day of the event, with an impartial panel of judges evaluating each table thereafter. Cocktail hour will begin at 6, providing attendees an opportunity to inspect Chinese auction items. Participants will also be able to support their favorite tables by donating to the “People’s Choice Award.” A live auction will also be held during the event. Dinner will follow at 7, with Bellows taking the podium at 8.
For more information, call 724-222-4520 or visit www.peacockkeller.com/offtheshelf.
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
More than 5,000 walkers representing local families, corporations and schools are expected to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Western PA Chapter’s Walk to Cure Diabetes events this fall. This year’s fundraising goal for JDRF and the walkers is to raise $1.1 million for research into the treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).
The walk on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park takes place Sept. 21 and another walk at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg campus is slated for Sept. 28. For both sites, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk begins at 10.
For more information, call 412-471-1414 ext. 5.
The Dicey Chicks, a Pittsburgh-based Bunco group, will host its fourth biennial Roll for a Reason Bunco fundraiser on Oct. 19 in the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair. Proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Roll for a Reason consists of three games of Bunco, separated by 20-minute intermissions for players to enjoy the dessert bar and participate in the basket raffle. For participants who have never played Bunco, the rules will be reviewed. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Play begins at 1:30 p.m. Registration is $20 per person before Oct. 5, and $30 per person after Oct. 5.
Registration forms and more information are available at www.rollforareason.org.