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Friday, February 22nd the Ducks traded in their skates for tuxedos, raising over $200,000 for the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, at the 13th annual Dux in Tux presented by Honda held at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine.
Paired alongside a selection of Orange County’s finest chefs and restaurants, the entire 2012-13 Ducks roster took on the roles of celebrity sous chefs and table-side sommeliers to treat the event’s 300 attendees to an evening of exceptional service and cuisine. Event guests enjoyed a pre-dinner reception complete with a photo booth, surprise puck drawing and silent auction followed by the evening’s main event, a gourmet five-course meal prepared by the Anaheim Ducks and guest chefs concluded by a live auction.
All funds raised by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation at the 13th annual Dux in Tux presented by Honda will go to support the Foundation’s flagship program, Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education) which provides free standards-based curriculum to over 27,000 San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles County students annually.
The 14th annual Dux in Tux presented by Honda is set to take place within the month of November during the 2013-14 Anaheim Ducks season. To receive event information and on-sale dates for the 14th annual Dux in Tux presented by Honda click here.
Presented by OCRegister.com
The Anaheim Ducks and Anaheim Ducks Foundation raised over $120,000 at the 2012 Lady Ducks Fashion Show Luncheon presented by OCRegister.com on Thursday, Mar. 22 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Funds raised through the Anaheim Ducks Foundation will benefit a new fitness center located within the state-of-the-art tower at CHOC Children’s (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) in Orange, CA, set to open in Spring 2013. Wives and significant others of Ducks players, coaches, executive management and broadcasters banded together once again to assist CHOC Children’s, bringing the cumulative total raised over the last five years to $480,000. The luncheon showcased fashions provided by Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, as well as Quiksilver, Inc. The sold-out fashion show featured Anaheim Ducks players-turned-models, CHOC Children’s ambassadors, as well as professional models.
“We are overwhelmed with the support this event has drawn over the past five years,” said Caroline Marchant, event co-chair along with Paige Getzlaf. “Our sincere thanks to all donors and sponsors who have contributed to our projects that seek to enrich the time spent by both patients and families at CHOC Children’s.”
KTLA 5 Morning News meteorologist Henry DiCarlo and Ducks television personality Kent French shared hosting duties. Eight Ducks players took to the catwalk: Teemu Selanne, Ryan Getzlaf, George Parros, Jonas Hiller, Cam Fowler, Luca Sbisa, Francois Beauchemin and Lubomir Visnovsky. Each player was paired with a CHOC Ambassador (current or former patient, or family member of CHOC Children’s) for their walk down the runway. In addition, Saks Fifth Avenue and South Coast Plaza presented a fashion show where professional models featured looks of the upcoming season (clothes and accessories provided by Saks Fifth Avenue).
Guests at the luncheon enjoyed a menu designed and prepared by Newport Beach Marriott executive chef Adrien Sbrana. Featured items included a summer salad with blueberries, dried cherries and goat cheese tossed in a citrus vinaigrette and a main course of maple glazed chicken breast or roasted vegetable Napoleon. Décor for the luncheon was “wine country chic.”
Tables for the sold-out event were purchased for $2,500 and up, based on level of sponsorship package. Guests in attendance also helped to raise funds for CHOC by bidding on a variety of unique live and silent auction items, as well as team-autographed wine magnum centerpieces courtesy of Silver Oak Cellars.
ABOUT THE ANAHEIM DUCKS FOUNDATION
The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community.
Through the Foundation, the Anaheim Ducks look to support exemplary Southern California nonprofit organizations and to help make a positive impact in the local community with programs such as Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education).
ABOUT CHOC CHILDREN’S
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2011-2012) and a 2011 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children’s is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Center Institutes.
CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
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2012 Anaheim Ducks Orange & White Casino Night
presented by The Klein Family
The Ducks' annual fan-favorite event, the Center Ice White Out: 2012 Anaheim Ducks Orange & White Casino Night presented by The Klein Family was held January 19 at Honda Center and was a huge success. More than 650 guests decked out in white attire, filled Honda Center for an electrifying white party where guests enjoyed a night full of gambling, dancing, music, food, and Anaheim Ducks orange and white style.
All of the funds raised by the Anaheim Ducks Foundation from this year’s event will be designated to Orangewood Children’s Foundation & Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County. The mission of Orangewood Children’s Foundation is to provide innovative services for abused and neglected children and at-risk families to end the cycle of child abuse one life at a time. CASA of Orange County is a nonprofit organization that trains community volunteers to serve as powerful mentors and advocates for our community’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children.
The evening’s festivities included a variety of fabulous activities, including casino-style gaming alongside Anaheim Ducks players, music and dancing from DJ Serafin, a lavish VIP Lounge, delicious cuisine and signature cocktails. In addition, the evening included a graffiti wall where fans could show their artistic talents and have the chance to win a piece of the one-of-a kind Anaheim Ducks art, a photo opportunity with Anaheim Ducks players, a silent auction and opportunity drawing featuring a variety of amazing prizes.
The 2011-12 Ducks season was unofficially kicked off Wednesday at the 17th annual Anaheim Ducks Golf Classic presented by Honda at Oak Creek Golf Club. This annual tournament featured Anaheim Ducks players as the “fifth” player participating in foursomes for a round of golf alongside Ducks fans and supporters. The Anaheim Ducks Golf Classic raises funds to benefit the Anaheim Ducks Foundation.
The Golf Classic featured exciting course competitions along with silent and live auctions. The event began with interactive contests versus Ducks players and a pre-shotgun breakfast program where sponsors drafted the Anaheim Ducks player that joined their foursome for an exciting afternoon of golf. The first round selection of the draft was George Parros followed by Brian Hayward in the number two spot and Ryan Getzlaf as the third overall pick. The breakfast program also included a live and silent auction, full of great items consisting of Ducks and sports memorabilia, ticket packages, golf experiences and travel packages.
The Golf Classic featured exciting course competitions such as the longest drive, accurate drive, closest to the pin, and guests enjoyed a variety of food on the course courtesy of Morton’s Anaheim, Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co. and Melissa’s Produce.
The event concluded with a cocktail reception where winners of the Golf Classic were recognized for their great round of golf with prizes, awards and the Golf Classic Orange Blazer. The winning team this year was Jason Blake’s group.