WWAARC, the Warren-Washington-Albany Counties Chapter of NYSARC, Inc., will once again hold its 5th Annual Fall Gala, “Jerseys, Jeans and Jewels.” There will be culinary delights, fine wine to sip, chocolate desserts to indulge in and not to mention, famous sports stars! Get the details:
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“Jerseys, Jeans and Jewels” will be held on Friday, October 16th at 90 State Events in Albany. Jack Aernecke will host the event that will feature Buffalo Bills’ Hall of Famer, Andre Reed, two-time LGPA Champion/ESPN Commentator/Author, Dottie Pepper and the Mets’ great John Matlack. Bring your pens — there will be photograph and autograph opportunities! WWAARC is proud to honor Chuck Custer and Kelly Lynch of News Radio 810 103.1 WGY at this year’s gala for their outstanding dedication to the WWAARC mission over the years.
There are no tuxedos or floor length gowns required at this gala as attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team jersey, jeans and of course, jewels! This jam packed event includes silent and live auctions, scotch tastings, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, stations by Mazzone Hospitality and live entertainment by Up All Night. All of the funds raised at this event are dedicated to the fun events and activities that enhance the lives served by WWAARC. This includes camping trips, sporting events, music lessons, concerts and more.
The yummiest part of the evening? The chocolate competition! 90 State Events, Ambrosia, Capital City Diners, Jacob & Anthony’s and the 2014 winner, SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary Art’s Program will compete against each other. Attendees can sample the different chocolate desserts and vote for their favorite.
WWAARC is a non-profit agency serving nearly 1,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Within Warren, Washington and Albany Counties, WWAARC operates over 50 residences and Support Living Program apartments, four day habilitation centers and a respite center which allows families a reprieve from the daily care of a child with development or intellectual disabilities.
Executive Director, John Van Ahn, stated in a press release, “For over 50 years we have served the most vulnerable residents in our community and the gala is a way for our community to support our mission while having a great night of food, friendship and entertainment.”
You don’t want to miss out on what’s sure to be an incredible evening! Get your tickets today.