Mar
14

Ticket Giveaway: Spring Break 2011

By Brittany Mohr and Melissa Nielsen

Want the opportunity to spend an evening enjoying fine wines and delicious food while supporting local medical clinics at the same time? The SacFoodies are excited to give two lucky SacFoodies readers each a pair of tickets to Spring Break 2011: the 7th Annual Food and Wine Fundraiser for safety net medical clinics (clinics and organizations serve the medically uninsured) in the greater Sacramento region. The elegant dinner event is on Friday, April 1st, 2011 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa.

Spring Break 2011 is organized by Serotonin Surge Charities, an all-volunteer non-profit organization. The event will give attendees the chance to learn more about safety net medical care, enjoy fine wines and sweet and savory foods, and honor Dr. Claire Pomeroy, Vice Chancellor and Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine. Tickets cost $100 per person, but the SacFoodies are giving away two pairs of tickets for FREE.

To enter, simply leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Fan Page telling us why you want to win a pair of tickets to this event. We’ll pick two winners at noon this Friday, March 18th.

The Spring Break 2011 invitation list includes over three thousand physicians and administrative leadership teams from the major medical groups and hospital systems in the greater Sacramento area as well as other business and community leaders

Some of the clinics and organizations serve the medically uninsured and will benefit from this fundraising event include Bayaniban Clinic, Clinica Tepati, CommuniCare Health Centers, CSERF’s SPIRIT Project, The Effort, Folsom Family Clinic, Health & Life Organization (HALO), Imani Clinic, Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic, Mercy Clinic Loaves & Fishes, Mercy Clinic North Highlands, Mercy Clinic Norwood, Paul Hom Asian Clinic, White Rock Family Clinic and Willow Clinic.

Sponsors of the event include Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Health System, Mercy-CHW, Epic, Aetna Foundation, Kaneski Associates, Mikuni, SAFE Credit Union, Securitas, Ellis & Ellis, Sacramento Magazine, Capital Public Radio, and more.

The event will be catered by McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants (client), Selland’s Market-Café, The Kitchen Restaurant, Icing on the Cupcake, Ella Dining Room, Mulvaney’s, Mikuni, and many more.

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  • Greg | Mar 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I would love to win the two tickets for this event. I have seen events like this and wanted to attend but never really had the funds for such event. Not that cause is not worthy, but because of the amount of money to attend such a event is outside my budget. I have strong love and passion for food and wine and it would just be fun event to attend with a special friend.
    Good luck to everyone and enjoy the event!


  • sally | Mar 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy some of the best in the area for such a wonderful cause!


  • Gail Robards | Mar 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    For many years while owning MuffinsEtc, we contributed food to events such as this. there was hardly an event we refused. I sold my business a decade ago and miss that part of my life. I am happy to see worthy events such as this still being held, despite the economy!
    I was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma less than a year ago….am on the mend, but also on a limited income due to not being able to work. I would be thrilled to be able to have the chance to get a night out and attend this event as your guest.
    Blessings,
    Gail Robards


  • Stephanie Perla | Mar 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    It sounds wonderful and it’d be lovely to get out for a night for some adult conversation.


  • Courtney | Mar 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I just moved back to Sacramento from Savannah GA where I used to attend events like this with my best friend. Being that April 1 will be my 31st Birthday I would love to spend it at such an event in my new home town! A way to meet people, have fun and support a great cause!


  • Rick | Mar 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Because I live in Rocklin and am tired of lousy chain restaurants. Save me please!


  • Cathy | Mar 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I have never ever been to an event like this. It would be a first for my daughter and me. Best of all, it’s a worthy cause.


  • Mai Ngo | Mar 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I spent the last seven years going to school nonstop for nursing and will finally graduate this May =) From working, school, and volunteering for a non-profit clinic (planned parenthood in downtown) I have never had a real spring break and this upcoming spring break will be the first time I ever have it free. I live for food and wine! so this event would be a perfect spring break for me because i know how important health clinics in our community are and it will be an extra bonus for good food and wine!


  • Allison | Mar 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I’m a poor law student, so I can’t afford them myself, but I’m a complete foodie!!