6th Annual R.I.S.E. for Hope Fundraising Event
A Valentines Day / Friends Fiesta
Saturday, February 9th
5 P.M. to 9 P.M.
The American School in Marina Vallarta
The date is coming up soon for this spectacular event to benefit the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza children’s shelter in Puerto Vallarta.
Those who have attended past events know that there will be plenty of delicious food from Vallarta’s most popular restaurants. Already onboard to provide some gourmet fare are Daiquiri Dick’s, Café de Artistes, Mauricio’s (Ixtapa), Outback, Trio and many more.
Beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. A variety of live entertainment is scheduled throughout the evening including folkloric dancing, music and of course the children’s performance.
There will be plenty of time to peruse the items in the silent auction. Many local artists, restaurateurs, “pampering” service providers and other businesses have donated some really great things.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in the Live Auction.
- A “day of beauty” by Len of blu
- A romantic getaway to Hacienda San Angel
- An entire adventure day at de Los Veranos
- A golf package at Vista Vallarta including some new clubs
- Some fun tours from Vallarta Adventures
New this year, raffle tickets are being sold ahead of the event and you don’t have to be present to win. Prizes are:
- A seven night stay at one of the Playa del Sol resorts
- An authentic Mata Ortiz pot
- Dinner for two at Mama Dolores
Raffle tickets are 20 pesos each or 3 for 50 pesos and can be purchased for any committee member or contact Chris at 221-5451 or Pauline at 221-5660.
The business community has again demonstrated its generosity and commitment to the children of Puerto Vallarta. This year’s generous realtor sponsors for the R.I.S.E. for Hope Event on February 9th include: Timothy Fuller and Associates, Beach Bay Properties, Bayside Properties, Lloyd Bienes Raices, Pancho’s Villas Real Estate, and Cochran Real Estate are sponsoring this important charity fundraiser.
The gala, taking place at the American School from 5 to 9 pm, includes gourmet food and beverages. Outstanding restaurants including: Agro Gourmet, Azul-96, Boco Bento, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Cafe des Artistes/ Thierry’s Steak House, Charme Posteria, Cilantros, Daiquiri Dick’s, Epoca, El Andariego, El Dorado/ Las Palomas, Fajita Bananas/Morgans, La Palapa/ Vista Grill/ Tikul, La Terrazza, Los Xitomatos, Mauricio’s Ixtapa, Organic Select, Opulencia Catering, Outback, Reposteria Los Chatos, Subway/ Church’s Chicken, Trattoria Angelo, Trios/ Vitea, and Xocodiva are providing the event with their specialties to be served by their staff. This is a unique opportunity for restaurants to “show off” and also for the public to experience food from many different fine restaurants. It is a tribute to our town that our business community feels the need to help the children of the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza (R.I.S.E.), a non-profit shelter for babies and children under the age of 15 here in Puerto Vallarta.
This event includes not only delicious food, but wine, beer, margaritas and non-alcoholic beverages. Entertainment is provided by the world famous Xiutla folkloric dancers as well as the adorable children. There is a silent auction and a live auction where it will be possible to purchase items such as: Vallarta Adventure tours, an overnight stay and dinner at Hacienda San Angel, a golf foursome at the Vista Vallarta Golf club, private yoga sessions, restaurant dinner certificates, and MUCH, MUCH more.
Presale tickets cost $400 pesos and are available until February 7 at the International Friendship Club, Curves on Pulpito, Daiquiri Dick’s, the American School, Riedresser y Associados in Plaza Neptuno and the Refugio (R. Flores Magon 251 in Col. Benito Juarez). Tickets at the door will be $450 pesos.
If you would like to volunteer on the committee for this wonderful event or if you have something that you would like to donate for our auctions please contact Chris Amo at