Westfield Valencia Town Center has gifted the WiSH Education Foundation all the coins from the recently retired fountain from inside the mall. The money will be used to present two events this summer – the Burrito Bowl on Aug. 20 and Cocktails on the Roof on Sept. 6, both located on the Westfield property.
The 10th Annual Burrito Bowl, held on Town Center Drive from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., features football linemen from each of the six comprehensive Varsity football teams as they race against time and each other to eat a four foot bean burrito donated by Sharkey’s Restaurant. New this year is a team from Fox Sports West trying their hand (and mouths) to beat the players.
Teams and cheer squads raise money by creating banners that can be voted on by community members by going the Westfield Valencia Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldValenciaTownCenter/) or their Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/p/B01f1FxAAi8/).
You can purchase raffle tickets from any cheer squad or football team member; Westfield is also selling the $5 raffle tickets at their management office for prizes that include a $2,000 shopping spree, a staycation at the Hyatt with breakfast and 4 tickets to Magic Mountain and gift cards to a variety of restaurants and retail locations.
Community members can also win tickets to the popular Cocktails on the Roof event by going to the Westfield site’s Sweepstakes Event Page (https://www.westfield.com/valencia/events/all-events/cocktails-on-the-roof-sweepstakes/54002). The event, now in its fifth year, is held from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on top of the Macy’s parking garage and features signature cocktails from restaurants, spirit vendors, wineries and breweries, food and dancing to a DJ in a rooftop party atmosphere unlike any other event in our region. Private lounges that include two VIP early entry tickets are available but limited in number.
Tickets are on sale now and you can see an updated list of participants at www.cocktailsontheroofscv.org. If you would like to sponsor or participate, please contact Executive Director Amy Daniels at email@example.com.
WiSH funds programs and initiatives in the Hart School District not paid for by tax dollars alone. Our current funding focus is STEAM with an emphasis on the ARTS. We are currently working to provide musical instruments to all school in the district but continue to fund programs from literacy to STEM and everything in between. Our dollars go where it counts – into the classroom to provide our students with the tools needed for success.