Tonight, there are two fundraisers in New York City that will raise funds for the victims of the tornadoes that hit Alabama earlier this year. One is downtown on Stone Street, the other in midtown at Foley’s.
Wednesday, July 27
Fixin’ Alabama Shindig
XSP, IMMRAM Events and Stone Street Tavern join forces to raise funds for Alabama Tornado Victims Relief. Hosted by Brendan Farrell, CEO of XSP, a financial software firm headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. A percentage of proceeds from Stone Street Tavern, Beckett’s, The Dubliner, Burger Burger and Pizza Pizza NYC will be donated to a tornado relief charity.
The first 100 attendees receive a complimentary event T-shirt courtesy of IMMRAM and XSP.
There will be silent auctions and raffles, while a percentage of the proceeds from all your food and drinks will be donated to the fund. Silent auction items include sports memorabilia, a round of golf at Rockaway River Country Club, sports tickets and various gift certificates. Raffle prizes will include restaurant gift certificates and various other donated items.
Rumor has it that Howard Cross, former Alabama and NY Giants’ TE, and Ron Greschner, retired NY Ranger defenseman, will be in attendance.
Stone Street Tavern
52 Stone St.
New York, NY
If you cannot attend, you can make a donation at: American.redcross.o
Additionally, other Stone Street venues are participating in this fund raising endeavor:
All week (July 25-29), Burger Burger will donate proceeds from their special FIXIN’ ALABAMA Burger to the IMMRAM XSP Fixin’ Alabama Shindig fund for Alabama Tornado Victim’s Relief. Also, $1 from every other burger type sold all week goes to the FIXIN’ ALABAMA SHINDIG fund. Thanks Roberta and Ronan.
77 Pearl Street
New York, NY
But wait, there’s more…
Another event, unrelated but for a similar cause, takes place in midtown:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
David Robertson Foundation presents…
High Socks for Hope Fundraiser
Yankees pitcher David Robertson will guest bartend tonight at Foley’s to raise money for victims of the April 27 tornado in Robertson’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, AL. He will also be signing autographs in exchange for donations to the fund.
Foley’s will donate half of its proceeds of the evening to the High Socks for Hope fund, established by David Robertson with his wife, Erin, to help people who live in Tuscaloosa rebuild their lives.
All of David’s tips from bartending will go to the fund, as will the proceeds from photographs and baseballs that he signs at the event. There will also be an auction for prizes including Yankee memorabilia and a chance to have lunch with David at Foley’s.
Additionally, Foley’s will rename one of its top selling items, chicken pot pie, after the Robertsons’ and will donate a portion of its ongoing sales to High Socks for Hope.
Foley’s named menu items – including Nick Swisher’s Swish & Chips, the David Wright Sandwich, and the George Martin Sandwich – have raised thousands of dollars for the athletes’ charities.
Robertson has a rare chance to bartend during the baseball season because the Yankees have a day game on Wednesday followed by an off day on Thursday. He will be guest bartending 7pm – 9pm
Foley’s Pub & Restaurant
18 W. 33rd St.
(between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
If you want to know why these fundraisers are necessary, just look at this video compiled by Traci Geno: