Friends of Peirce has announced Kegs for Kids, the second annual craft beer tasting party to benefit Helen C. Peirce Elementary School, will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Loyola University’s Mundelein Auditorium.
General tickets are $65. VIP tickets can be purchased for $100, giving participants access to the event an hour early, and includes a T-Shirt. All tickets can be purchased by going to www.kegsforkidschicago.com. All ticket holders must be 21 to attend.
The event features unlimited beer tasting from 50 breweries across the country, wine, food from local restaurants, a special roast from Metropolis Coffee (available only at the event), and a silent auction with items ranging from accommodations in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and a dinner with Alpana Singh of Check Please to concert tickets and gift certificates for area restaurants and boutiques.
Friends of Peirce, a 501(c)(3), is made up of dedicated parents, merchants and residents who are passionate about improving the neighborhood school, Helen C. Peirce Elementary School, which educates pre-K thru 8th grade students at 1423 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago. Peirce supporters Michael Roper and Louise Molnar of The Hopleaf Bar and Tony Dreyfuss of Metropolis Coffee are an integral part of planning and organizing the event.
Harry Osterman, 48th Ward Alderman where Peirce School is located, called the event a perfect blend of the community working together to better the neighborhood.
“Peirce School is a flagship of the neighborhood,” Osterman explained. “This event brings everyone together to shine a light on the school and showcase all of the wonderful programs and learning taking place there, while raising money to make it even better.”
Last year, the event raised over $30,000, which is earmarked for technology upgrades at the school.
“Peirce School students benefit from this all important fundraising event. Last year’s fundraising dollars helped us improve our technological capabilities. These upgrades allow our students to become 21st century learners in a competitive global community,” said Peirce Principal Nancy Mendez. “So buy a ticket, have a great time, and help us raise the funds we need to purchase much needed educational tools to enrich the educational programs and prepare our students to become college and career ready in the future.”
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