Looking for a New Year’s Eve event that will not only ring in the new year in class, but will also support a great cause? Look no further than the annual Fiesta Bowl Invitational, which will take place at The Phoenician Resort on December 31 at 7 p.m.
This elegant evening will consist of live entertainment, five-star dining at The Phoenician Resort and a silent auction, including travel and entertainment packages, sports memorabilia and find jewelry. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Childhelp, a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.
Contributions to the silent auction are welcomed. To contribute, submit a donation form and item before December 1, 2012. Contributions of $350 or more will be acknowledged in the official Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game program, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl game program, the Invitational auction program and on a commemorative scoreboard photograph taken during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Considered one of Arizona’s most prestigious holiday affairs, the Fiesta Bowl Invitational welcomes Tostitos Fiesta Bowl fans, distinguished guests traveling with the teams, Valley business leaders, philanthropists and Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors. The Fiesta Bowl Invitational began in 1973, known then as the Fiesta Bowl Ball, a coronation gala for the Fiesta Bowl Queen & Court. It wasn’t until 1981 when the Queen’s Coronation was separated from the Ball, and the event eventually became an annual New Year’s Eve celebration in 1993.
The Fiesta Bowl Invitational Schedule:
- 7 p.m.: Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres/silent auction
- 8:30 p.m.: Dinner and program
- 9:30 p.m.: Live entertainment and dancing
- Midnight: Toast to the new year
For more information about the Fiesta Bowl Invitational and to purchase tickets, visit invitational.fiestabowl.org.
The Fiesta Bowl Invitational
When: Monday, December 31, 2012, from 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: The Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
Tickets: Single: $300; Table: $3,000