Bay Area residents raise more than $112,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
Houston (February 20, 2013) – During the annual “Retro Wishes” culinary adventure, The Bay Area Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter, in partnership with Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, raised more than $112,000 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Chapter. Held at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Clear Lake, Texas, the five-course wine dinner accompanied by entertainment and a live auction attracted Make-A-Wish supporters from across the Bay Area. Since its inception, Perry’s annual event for Make-A-Wish has raised more than $400,000 and contributed to the granted wishes of more than 70 Houston-area children.
Chris and Holly Perry of Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, pose with previous Make-a-Wish recipient Abby O. at the recent Retro Wishes event in the Bay Area. Together with the Bay Area Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter, guests at Perry’s helped raise $112,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana Chapter.
At more than $112,000, the funds raised at this year’s Retro Wishes surpasses the amount raised at last year’s event by more than $25,000, and is the largest amount raised since the event began seven years ago. The generosity of local supporters is helping dreams come true for Houston-area children coping with life-threatening medical conditions. Among those granted, wishes include a vacation on a Disney Cruise for Benjamin, a shopping spree for Rodrigo and a trip to Disney World for Brandon and Avaya.
The event co-chairs were Holly Perry and Wendy Shaw. This year’s Magnum Sponsors included Bob and Lena Perry, Chris and Holly Perry, Glazer’s Distributing, Republic National Distributing Company, Diageo/Moët Hennessy USA, Constellation Brands, Bacardi USA, Brown Forman, Remy Cointreau USA, Chemical Process and Production Inc., Gregg and Pam Ploss, K.J. Wild, Freedman Meats, Inc., Sysco Food Services of Houston, Inc., Advantage BMW Mini of Clear Lake/Lexus of Clear Lake, Texas Emergency Care Center, Krist Foundation,
Edmonds & Nolte, P.C., Gulf Coast Pipeline Services, E&J Gallo Winery, CPI Wirecloth & Screens, Inc., and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and The Hess Collection.
Underwriters included Marion, Montgomery, Inc., for invitations; Chemical Process and Production Inc., for decorations; Spectrum Music for entertainment; Perry’s Restaurants for table favors; Jackson Walker L.L.P., for programs; Ann Brannen and Jacquie Tugwell of State Farm Insurance for the raffle tickets; Glazer’s Distributing and Republic National Distributing Company for the raffled wine; Dr. David Gordon, D.D.S., for postage; Amici Cellars for wine; Moët Hennessy USA for champagne and Lary’s Florist for the flowers.
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Founded in 1979, Perry’s is a Houston-based, family-owned business that operates Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, with nine locations in Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. For more information, please visit PerrysSteakhouse.com.