FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sarah Piccione
Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund
PITTSBURGH CARSON SCHOLARS FUND ANNOUNCES
4th ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION AND COCKTAIL EVENT
Fourth annual event to be held November 29 at Bossa Nova
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund has announced its 4th Annual Charity Auction and Cocktail Event, to be held Thursday, November 29 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at Bossa Nova in downtown Pittsburgh.
Hosted by Dr. Alfonso Costa, Jerome Bettis, and Kendall Simmons, the highlights of the evening will include a guest appearance by the world-renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, as well as a celebrity autograph signing with members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, including Hines Ward, Charlie Batch, James Farrior, and Casey Hampton. In addition, the evening will feature a silent and live auction. Auction items will include a Jerome Bettis autographed Superbowl XL jersey, original framed drawings by Dr. Seuss, Charles Schultz (Peanuts), Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), and Norman Rockwell, a Marc Jacobs handbag, and many more unique items.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund, which awards scholarships of $1,000 to students in grades 4-11 who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to the community. To date, the Pittsburgh chapter has awarded over $160,000 in scholarships. The annual charity auction and cocktail event is the Pittsburgh chapter’s sole annual fundraiser.
Tickets are $250. To reserve tickets, please contact Sarah Piccione at (412) 394-9803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pittsburgh Carson Scholars Fund is a branch of the Carson Scholars Fund, based in Towson, MD. The Carson Scholars Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that was founded in 1994 by Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife Candy, to reward students in grades 4-11 who strive for academic excellence and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community. The scholarships, to be used for attendance at four-year colleges and universities, are awarded without regard to race, creed, religion or financial need.