The 5TH Annual Share the Love Charity Event to Help Grant 25 Wishes for Local Kids
PALM DESERT, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2012)—Matthew, a 7-year-old boy from Palm Desert, is battling Leukemia. Matthew has a simple wish; to have a room makeover. This President’s Day Weekend, a very special event will take place to help grant wishes like Matthew’s. This year’s fundraising goal is 25 wishes – or $200,000. The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation gifted $20,000 towards this goal.
Over the past four years, more than 40 wishes have been granted to children living in the Coachella Valley region, an outstanding number directly related to the generous spirit of Arlynn and Paul Feldman, co-founders of the Share the Love Charity Event. The 5th Annual Share the Love Charity Event, presented by Caddyshack and benefiting the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, will take place Feb. 19 and 20.
On Sunday morning, Feb. 19, a doubles tennis tournament will be played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. At the La Quinta Resort and Club at 5:30 p.m. there will be a sit-down dinner, entertainment and live and silent auctions. At this dinner one “Wish Kid” will perform for the guests and another will give a speech about how the experience changed her life. Mr.Larry Ellison will open his private estate and golf course, Porcupine Creek, to host the Share the Love Charity Golf Tournament, on Monday, Feb. 20.All money raised will be used exclusively to grant wishes for children in the Coachella Valley region.
Somewhere in the world, every hour of every day, a child’s wish comes true thanks to the generosity of individuals and communities who support Make-A-Wish Foundation® through fundraising efforts.To learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Inland Empire, please visit www.wishocie.org.
On Sunday morning, Feb. 19, there will be a Doubles Tennis Tournament at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Open. This one-day tournament is a fixed partner format with divisions for men, women and mixed partners. Check-in time is 9:45 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. Registration is open now and costs $60 per person and includes a box lunch, beverage and swag bag. Awards will be given to each division winner.
Sunday, Feb. 19, the Evening Event takes place at the La Quinta Resort and Club. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a hosted vodka bar provided by Firestarter Vodka and Madison Marketing. A silent auction with more than 100 items to bid on will also be taking place during this time. From there, guests will move into the Flores Ballroom to savor a 3-course dinner with wine, entertainment and a live auction. Two “Wish Kids” will make appearances and share their stories with the attendees. There will also be an opportunity drawing and a chance to win a stunning piece of jewelry designed by Black, Starr & Frost, America’s first jeweler. Tickets for the evening event are $100 per person.
The annual Share the LoveGolf Tournament will be held on Monday, Feb. 20, at Porcupine Creek, the private estate and golf course of Mr. Larry Ellison. Players are encouraged to register as a foursome of men, women or mixed groups. Check-in time is 9 a.m. and start time is 10 a.m. The registration fee is $950 and includes a box lunch, beverage, swag bag and 2 tickets to the evening event at the La Quinta Resort and Club. Players will have a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one contest and participate in golf challenges for great prizes.