Del Mar CA– The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation presents its annual Dinner and Concert Gala on July 1, 2014 at the San Diego County Fair benefiting the Foundation’s educational programs. After cocktails and award-winning Taste of the Coast wine sampling, gourmet dinner at the famed Turf Club, presentation of Class of 2014 scholarship recipients, and other activities where guests can mingle with a who’s who of San Diego County society, the exclusive event culminates with champagne and VIP seating at one of the 2014 Fair’s most coveted concerts: Huey Lewis and the News.
Individual tickets purchased by/on June 20, 2014 are $200 each; after, $250. Ticket packages offering sponsorship recognition are also available at several levels. Information and tickets are at www.dondiegoscholarship.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticketed guests will receive free, all-day preferred parking so they can enjoy the 2014 Fab Fair’s plethora of activities, exhibits, rides, food and fun before the event. One not-to-miss site is Don Diego’s Legacy Brick Fountain at the Plaza de México. Bricks are inscribed with the names of scholars and supporters past and present, as well as people commemorating a special person or occasion in their life. Legacy bricks can be purchased at any time on the website.
Gala festivities begin at 4:30 pm. While enjoying cocktails, guests can view and bid on guitars autographed by Fair Grandstand performers, celebrity-signed memorabilia, exciting getaway packages and other silent auction items. The auction begins on the website on June 7th. Each online item offers a Buy It Now option.
Don Diego Chair Paul Ecke says, “Our Foundation has much to celebrate this year! We expanded our scholarship program to triple the number of recipients, all of whom received substantial awards to attend prestigious universities around the country. We offer many ways for people to get involved, have fun, honor our rich agricultural roots and invest in our region’s future. Please join us at the Gala to discover Huey Lewis’ ‘Power of Love’ and Don Diego’s power of community. It’s sure to be an epic evening!”
The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation was named for Don Diego, AKA Tom Hernandez, who served as the Fair’s welcoming goodwill ambassador from 1947-1984. The Foundation has awarded more than $640,000 in college scholarships and grants for agricultural education since its inception in 1986. It invites people to make an investment that will pay dividends for students and the entire region. More information on programs and donation opportunities is at www.dondiegoscholarship.org and www.facebook.com/DonDiegoScholarship.