[KHTS] – Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley will host the Third Annual “Gentlemen for A Cause” fundraiser on 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Bridgeport Clubhouse in Valencia.
Event chairwoman Amanda Etcheverry said the event will feature 26 gentlemen who will offer a variety of professional services, trips and other items for winning auction bidders.
Etcheverry said among the items to be auctioned will be a special item from film star Lorenzo Lamas.
“We want to keep it a surprise until the auction,” she said. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this item at the auction.”
Other items up for bid will include massages, tickets to a Los Angeles Dodgers game, dinner at the Magic Castle, a makeover, golf, a trip to the beach and legal services.
Among the returning gentlemen will be plumber Kirk Stinson and massage therapist Brian Whiteley of Balance Point Spa.
New to Gentlemen for A Cause this year will be the chance to vote for the “crowd favorite.”
Etcheverry said the gentleman who wins the vote will receive a special prize.
“This year we have a lineup featuring personal training services, tickets to a sporting event, wine tasting, brunch, plus much more. We have a large number of personal trainers this year,” Etcheverry said. “We hope guests will come out and support our mission, and cheer on these great gentlemen who have so graciously donated their time for this event. It’s an incredible chance to come out and have fun at an event that also supports our local community.”
Soroptimist International of SCV is a member of Soroptimist International, a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. More than 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories support community-based and global projects benefiting women and girls.
Tickets to the event are $50 each and will include dinner catered by Hidden Havana.
Proceeds from the event will fund a variety of scholarships and grants including the Soroptimist International of SCV Women’s Opportunity Award.
“We also want to help a Los Angeles group that opposes human trafficking,” Etcheverry said.
Suzanne Stone and Lorraine Furden will service as co-chairwomen of Gentlemen for a Cause.
The event will be held in a new location, the Bridgeport Clubhouse in Valencia.
“We’re very excited about our new location,” said Etcheverry.
Since being founded on Dec. 3, 1974, Soroptimist International of SCV has contributed nearly a million dollars to local agencies and international programs aimed at improving the lives of women and girls.
“We really have a wide variety of items for auction this year,” said Etcheverry. “There’s something for everyone.”
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