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RESCUE AND MANE ATTRACTION SALON JOIN FORCES FOR 13TH ANNUAL BEAUTY TO THE RESCUE

Mane Attraction Salon has joined forces with RESCUE, a local nonprofit animal rescue organization, to host their 13th Annual Beauty to the RESCUE on March 3, 2013.

For a minimum donation ($30-$50 for haircuts, $10 for Deep Conditioning Masque, $20 for Blow Dry Style and $20 for Makeup Applications), anyone can partake in a day of personal pampering – all while raising funds to support RESCUE in its fight against pet euthanasia.

Beauty to the RESCUEWhile human participants are beautifying themselves, they can pamper their pooches with an on-site mobile dog groomer as well as look into their pet’s past or future with an on-site pet psychic. Guests will also enjoy food and beverages, along with kid-friendly activities and live entertainment by the hip local bands Elvis Before Noon and Del Rey.

Dr. Grey Stafford from the Wildlife World Zoo will also be attending with his dog Venti to discuss reward-based dog training.

Enjoy brunch at Central Bistro, located next door to Mane Attraction. They will be donating a portion of their Sunday brunch sales to benefit RESCUE. Other vendors will include Millie’s Caramels, pet artist Chela Mischke, pieces by The Bottle Artist, a local artist who repurposes recycled wine bottles into home décor, Carol Cotton Design, and much more.

“We have a special place in our hearts for the pets RESCUE helps,” says Beate Ong, who owns and operates Mane Attraction with husband and fellow stylist Kendal Ong. One of the Ong’s pooches, Einstein, was a healthy, house-trained one-year-old when Kendall and Beate adopted him from RESCUE. “Healthy animals are being euthanized because they are not adopted and placed in loving homes. The real beneficiaries of this event will be the huggable animals that are adopted at this outstanding and important event.”

NiteFlite Gala 2011

NiteFlite Gala, Fundraiser To Benefit Local Children's Charities

The Scottsdale 20-30 Club is hosting its 23rd annual NiteFlite fundraiser on Oct. 12-13 and is expected to draw more than 2,800 attendees.

The semi-formal event takes place in two parts. Friday at 6 p.m. is a nine-hole nighttime golf tournament at Continental Golf Course, which has more than 300 registered players; and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. is a gala at Talking Stick Resort showcasing live music, a silent auction, a raffle and signature food dishes from restaurants throughout the Scottsdale area.

A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale (BGCGS), with the rest dispersed through an application process next May to local children’s charities, says Chris Karas, chairman of this year’s NiteFlite. Previous recipients have been Arizona Burns Foundation, Team Lifeline and Miracle League of Arizona.

In 2011, the NiteFlite golf tournament and gala raised nearly $340,000 for 16 charities, Karas says. The gala raised $60,602 for BGCGS, and 100 percent of the donations went to more than 100 youth development programs the club offers, says Andrea Omer, communications manager at the BGCGS.

NiteFlite offers attendees the chance to stroll down a red carpet mobbed with paparazzi, indulge in various beverages and cuisines, spend time in a cigar lounge, watch a vaudeville performance and listen to the local band, Elvis Before Noon.

A limited-entry after party keeps the night going with additional events and a performance by DJ Soleman from the Phunk Junkeez.

“It’s a memorable evening people won’t forget,” Karas says.

One of NiteFlite’s main attractions is various food dishes from restaurants around the Valley, including Sprinkles Cupcakes and Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort.

“We’re happy to help, and think it’s a good thing to be participating with,” says Sprinkles Cupcake Scottsdale General Manager Kristie Shy. Although she doesn’t know what this year’s design will be, “we’ll try to have a fun little decoration,” Shy says. Last year, Sprinkles Cupcakes made $1600 donation.

NiteFlite raises donations throughout the night in multiple ways, one of which is through silent auctions.

“There are a variety of [auctions] from small packages to exotic luxury vacations,” Karas says. Items auctioned off last year included sports memorabilia, spa packages and local and international vacations.

Tickets for NiteFlite cost $150, and VIP packages, which give early access to the after party, are available for sponsorship purchases.

“NiteFlite has become somewhat of a household name throughout Scottsdale and Arizona,” Karas says. “We are very thankful for all the participants that contributed, and because of their experience and the good cause we’re raising for, they tend to come back year after year.”

To learn more about NiteFlite and Scottsdale 20-30 Club, visit scottsdale2030.org/niteflite. For information about The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, visit bgcs.org.