We request the honour of your presence at Pacific Pride Foundation’s Second Annual Royal Ball, to be held on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at the Bacara Resort and Spa! This year we are delighted to announce our very incredible group of Honorary Co-chairs: Actor Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka, Iron Chef Cat Cora and her wife Jennifer Cora, 20th Century Fox Television’s Chairman Gary Newman and his wife LA talent attorney Jeanne Newman, actress Jane Lynch and her wife Dr. Lara Embry, writer, producer, actor and singer Shaun Cassidy and his wife Tracey. And this, dear friends, is just the beginning!
The fabulous Royal Ball will be filled with glamour, opulence, magnificent music and alluring guests, all in support of Santa Barbara’s vitally important Pacific Pride Foundation. Royal butlers will serve cocktails and delectable canapés on silver trays, while the Royal Court entertains you. A lineup of dancers, extreme stilt and acrobatic performance artists and rock star DJ Mike Bryant will keep the crowd dancing until 1:00am! This will be an uplifting and transformative evening for this organization.
The Ball will bring together a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight supporters to share a memorable evening of wild fun in support of PPF. For 36 years, PPF has been the only organization on the central coast providing the community with HIV and AIDS services and education, LGBT counseling and recovery services, services for questioning youth, sensitivity training for law enforcement, a food pantry and so much more. In light of last year’s still unsolved brutal anti-gay hate crime in Santa Barbara, the alarming rate of teen suicides among gay youth, and the continued struggle for full legal equality for the LGBT community, PPF’s work is more important than ever. This is an opportunity to raise much needed funds to help PPF continue their vital services in Santa Barbara County for the next 36 years.
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Individual Tickets are $300 per person. This event it sold out!
If you are unable to attend the Royal Ball this year, but would like to make a donation in support of Pacific Pride Foundation's programs and services in Santa Barbara County, please donate using the following link:
Please celebrate responsibly - designate a driver, use a taxi, limo service, or private driver to get to and from the event. Reserve a room at the Bacara Resort & Spa and spend the weekend with us. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!
Two-night stay in The Residence, Bacara Resort & Spa’s Presidential Suite, featuring 3,700 square feet, two oversized balconies (one with an outdoor fireplace), two bedrooms, a dining room, wet bar and an expansive fireside living room. This amazing auction item includes an intimate commitment ceremony on the Residence Lawn overlooking breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The chef will prepare a three-course dinner paired with wines in your Suite for up to 20 people. Merryl Brown Events has donated the event planning and design to create an elegant and meaningful celebration of love and commitment. Value: $45,000
Vintage 1954 Ford Truck
Be the stylish new owner of a bright red 1954 Ford V8 pick up truck, fully restored and in great condition, including brand new shocks, new tires and an oak-lined truck bed. Value: $20,000
Painting of Stonewall Riots
An original painting by Baret Boisson that pays tribute to the events that took place at the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, when gay patrons fought back against a raid by the police for the first time. Value: $7,500