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Lucky’s Sporthouse raises over $7,000 for Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind

July 19th, 2012News Releases

The event, which featured a “drink auction” and musical entertainment, drew nearly 200 patrons.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (July 19, 2012) – Lucky’s Sporthouse raised $7,319 for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind following its “Celebrity Bartender” fundraiser on May 23. The event, which featured a “drink auction” and musical entertainment, drew nearly 200 patrons.

“It was just an incredible evening,” said Bobbie Steever, Development Director at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind. “The event was supposed to be over by nine, but people were having such a blast that they didn’t want to leave—some stayed until midnight. I can’t thank Lucky’s enough for their contributions to the organization.”

The auction was certainly unique – guests bid on “signature drinks” donated by Lucky’s Sporthouse. The cocktails were concocted and personalized by “celebrity bartenders,” which consisted of Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind board members and friends of the board. One-of-a-kind signature drinks auctioned off included a “Diamond-tini,” served in a diamond glass, and an “I-Love-My-Suzuki-rita,” among others.

Other auction items included Bridgestone tires, Phillies and Yankees baseball tickets, bar stools and tables. Auctioneer Bob “Big Daddy” Stanley and musical group “Millennium” entertained guests throughout the night.

Volunteers and “celebrity bartenders” who made the night a success included: Anna Cervenak, Max Bartikowsky, Mary and Allen Erwine, Dr. Erik Kruger and Abbe Kruger, CeCe McCarthy, Neil Horn, Atty. Joseph Prociak, Whitney Pollock, and Rachel and Tom Pugh.

Founded in 1918, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind serves northeastern Pennsylvania, including Luzerne, Wyoming, Wayne, and Pike Counties. The organization’s mission is to address the needs of those with limited vision and take an active role in the prevention of blindness. From screening preschool aged children for possible vision problems, to visiting seniors suffering from age-related vision loss due to macular degeneration, chances are the Association has helped, or is helping, someone you know. For more information, visit www.wilkesbarreblind.com.

Lucky’s Sporthouse is located at 110 Schechter Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. For more information and to view food and beverage menus, visit www.luckyssporthouse.com.

 

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