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Athletics Hosting Jewels Of The Night Fundraiser On April 27

Published: April 15, 2013

The 19th annual Jewels of the Night Food and Wine Festival at CSULB will be held Saturday, April 27, in the Walter Pyramid on campus. Hosted by the 49er Athletic Club, the event is the largest fundraiser of the year held by the CSULB Athletic Department to support the more than 300 student-athletes in their quest to realize both their academic and athletic ambitions.

Advance reservations are available by calling 562/985-4662 or 562/985-4550. On the day of the event, doors will open at 5 p.m.

Jewels of the Night combines a night of dining on cuisine from some of Long Beach’s most popular restaurants with the opportunity to bid on some great prizes in both live and a silent auctions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase some once-in-a-lifetime items and experiences during the evening. Auction items include meet-and-greets with former Dirtbags and current MLB stars, trips to memorable destinations around the world and more.

Among some of the auction items will be a trip to the men’s basketball 2014 Final Four in Dallas, two tickets to the 2014 BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl, a one-night stay at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach which includes massages or golf for two, a suite for 12 at a 2014 Los Angeles Clippers game, a trip for two to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers Aug. 1-4, a V.I.P. Experience package for the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a suite for 12 at a 2013 Los Angeles Angels game, an on-field experience for four at Dodger Stadium with former 49er and major league standout Troy Tulowitzki, on-field experiences for four at Angel Stadium with former 49ers and major leaguers Jered Weaver and Jason Vargas ,a pasta dinner for eight with a Duffy ride at McKenna’s on the Bay, and a six-day vacation for two to Australia/New Zealand.

Additional prizes available at the event will be two roundtrip tickets on Jet Blue, a VINOTEMP 27-bottle Touch Screen Wine Cooler, $500 in gold coins courtesy of F&M Bank, a 32 GB Apple iPad courtesy of Mike and Arline Walter, a $500 shopping spree at South Coast Plaza and a 16 GB Apple iPad Mini donated by Steward Kishishita.

More than 20 of Long Beach’s most popular restaurants will be on hand to serve some of their famous dishes in an energetic and classy setting, complete with wine tastings, a piano bar and live entertainment.

The event will feature many of the old favorites, but will continue the fresh twist started last year that included the memorable layout inside the 18-story Walter Pyramid.

Restaurants scheduled to be in attendance include Duke’s of Huntington Beach, Hof’s Hut, Naples Rib Company, Parker’s Lighthouse, Shenandoah at the Arbor, Polly’s Gourmet Coffee, Spaghettini’s, McKenna’s on the Bay, Café La Strada, Congregation Ale House, The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant and Legend’s.

Among some of the auction items will be a trip to the men’s basketball 2014 Final Four in Dallas, two tickets to the 2014 BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl, a one-night stay at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach which includes massages or golf for two, a suite for 12 at a 2014 Los Angeles Clippers game, a trip for two to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers Aug. 1-4, a V.I.P. Experience package for the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a suite for 12 at a 2013 Los Angeles Angels game, an on-field experience for four at Dodger Stadium with former 49er and major league standout Troy Tulowitzki, a pasta dinner for eight with a Duffy ride at McKenna’s on the Bay, and a six-day vacation for two to Australia/New Zealand.

Additional prizes available at the event will be two roundtrip tickets on Jet Blue, a VINOTEMP 27-bottle Touch Screen Wine Cooler, $500 in golf coins courtesy of F&M Bank, 32 GB Apple iPad courtesy of Mike and Arline Walter, a $500 shopping spree at South Coast Plaza and a 16 GB Apple iPad Mini donated by Steward Kishishita.

For additional information, contact Barbara Loureiro at 562/985-4550, e-mail jewels@csulb.edu or visit the Jewels of the Night website.

–Richard Manly