Burgundy & Brew Booster Bash – April 17th

GAINESVILLE, FL – Put on your favorite team jersey and come to the inaugural Burgundy & Brew Booster Bash on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 3-6 pm at Tower 24 Center, 2440 SW 76th Street, Gainesville, Florida to support locals sports programs.  The event, the first of its kind organized by the Oak Hall Athletic Boosters Club, will feature craft beers and fine wines as well as locally created food specialties from area restaurants.

“The Booster Club supports our programs by providing funding to keep our facilities in tip top condition,” said Oak Hall athletic director Jeff Malloy. “Oak Hall is a leader in youth sports programming and its facilities are used to serve youth from all over Alachua County. We also have an extensive summer camp program that brings campers throughout the community to our campus to enjoy dynamic and enriching programs.” This spring, Oak Hall will host district championships in softball, baseball, lacrosse and track and field as well as provide facilities for the Alachua County track and field meet and the Oak Hall Invitational.

Jill Stirt, co-chair of the Booster Bash, explained why this event to raise funds is so important to the program. “Sports offer so many learning experiences for a young person, such as perseverance, leadership, tolerance, sportsmanship, discipline and mental and physical toughness. It also promotes a sense of community and school spirit among students and parents.”

The wines are being provided by Tipples Brews of Gainesville and Stacole Fine Wines, a family owned importer and distributor since 1933. Four imported and two domestic wines, including red and white selections, will be offered. The featured beers, locally made by Swamp Head Brewery, one of North Florida’s premier microbreweries, will include the finest in craft beers. Restaurants providing local food specialties include I Love Catering, I Love  N.Y. Pizza at Haile Market Square, O!O Tapas and Tinis, the Warehouse Restaurant and Lounge, Omi’s Kitchen & Elegant Catering and Sabore’.  Live music will be provided by Richy Stano and Shane Moore.

Tickets are $30 per person with no one under 21 admitted to the event.  Ticketholders must show picture ID before entering.  This event will be held rain or shine. Ticket price includes five generous samples of beer or wine, delicious food sampling, live entertainment, and event souvenir tasting glass and a goodie bag with special offers from our sponsors. Event proceeds will support Oak Hall’s athletic programs and facilities.

KidCare will be provided for pre-school through middle school students at nearby Oak Hall School for $5 per child during the event. Complimentary parking and continuous shuttle service will be available from Oak Hall School to Tower 24 Center.

Additional sponsors supporting the event include Interventional Cardiologists of Gainesville, the Wright Family, KISS 105.3FM, Gainesville Today magazine, Zen Fitness, Emergency Physicians Medical Center, and Target Copy.  Additional partners include the Bailey Family and Phoenix Graphics.  Team Oak Hall supporters for this event include Koss-Olinger Financial Group and Beef O’Brady’s.

Tickets are available online at www.oakhall.org/boosterbash or in person at Tipples Brews (cash or check only.)  For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jill Stirt at 352-514-5670 or Sharon Yeago at 352-256-8115.

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