The Daisy and Tulip Provisional Members from the La Jolla and Pacific Beach areas successfully completed their first event with the Junior League of San Diego, with “Evening with the Stars” on March 2, 2014. A red carpet affair held at BarWest in Pacific Beach, guests were treated to a premium viewing experience of the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.*
Benefits went to the Mira Costa Junior College’s Resources Assistance for Former Foster Youth (RAFFY) program. VIP tables had hosted Freixenet Carta Nevada champagne, ceviche from the top-rated seafood on Yelp.com, Oscar’s Mexican Food, delicious homemade mini cupcakes, and signature themed cocktails. They had a fun twist on the raffle, where guests could put their raffle tickets in one of nine boxes corresponding to each of the Best Picture nominees. At the end of the night, after “12 Years a Slave” won, only that box was used to draw the winner’s ticket for the grand prize–VIP table service at BarWest and a 1-night stay at the Omni Hotel downtown!
Jaymie Gonzaga, a guidance counselor from Mira Costa College, was the guest speaker. He gave a poignant and eloquent speech about the former foster youth in his program, rallying everyone in the house around his cause. These ladies did a great job not only of raising funds, but also of raising awareness about the Junior League of San Diego’s focus area.
*This event not affiliated with or sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.