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2013 Child’s Play Dinner & Auction

We’re pleased to invite you to the 2013 Child’s Play Dinner and Auction, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of gamers giving back. That’s right- in November of 2003, gamers from around the world united to make the holidays brighter for kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ten years and nearly 90 hospitals later, Child’s Play has raised over $17 million for sick kids. Join us for a delightful evening of geeky curiosities, bidding wars, delicious dinner and some extra-special 10th Anniversary celebrations.

In addition to the dinner, silent and live auctions, this year we will be hosting a post-dinner cocktail hour, featuring live music by the Doubleclicks. We are also welcoming our friends Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub as hosts and auctioneers for the evening.

Individual tickets are available here. Table sponsorships (ten seats) are available here.

We’re also welcoming items for both the live and silent auction! If you have something you’d like to donate, email Jamie - [email protected]. We’d love to have your support!

Venue: The Meydenbauer Center, First Floor Ballroom (11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004)
Date/Time: Silent Auction begins at 6:30 PM, Live Auction and Dinner begin at 7:30 PM December 5th, 2013 (THURSDAY), ending at 1AM
Attire: Formal/Semi-Formal, no jeans please. Tuxedos and gowns encouraged, especially for our 10th Anniversary Celebration! Show off a little extra this year for your friends and peers.

Will-call only, no tickets will be mailed. Please bring your confirmation email and photo ID to the Program Pick-Up/Registration on site.

Dinner Menu Choices:
Coffee & ancho chili rubbed chicken, mashed sweet potato, roasted chicken jus, rainbow carrots
Herb garlic marinated grilled hanger steak, sherry bacon jus, hashed root vegetables
Butternut Squash Ravioli With chanterelle mushrooms, apple & brown butter sage sauce

There will be appetizers served during the silent auction, and dessert included with dinner service.
Tax Information: $75 of your ticket price is tax-deductible (ticket price less the actual cost of dinner). Auction bids over the retail value of a donated item are tax deductible (consult your tax advisor). Child’s Play Tax ID #: 20-3584556 [Mailing Address: 8040 161st Ave NE PMB #418 Redmond, WA 98052]. There are no refunds for this event, but tickets are transferable.

For additional questions, specific seating requests, or have ultra-specific dietary restrictions, please feel free to contact organizer Jamie Dillion at [email protected]

All proceeds go to the partner hospitals & facilities in the Child’s Play network. For a list of partners, and donation links if you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, please visit Child’s Play at www.childsplaycharity.org.

Child’s Play has a new address!

The Child’s Play offices moved this summer and as a result we have a new address for all of our mail. Please send any snail mail to:

Child’s Play
8040 161st Ave NE
PMB #418
Redmond, WA 98052

Thank you so much for your support!

Side Bets for Charity!

For those that don’t attend the Child’s Play Golf Tournaments, the inevitable “side bets for charity” are always an event in themselves. Krahulik vs. Khoo, Erika vs. Josh, etc. This year we’re doing a little experiment by opening up the side “betting” to everyone at home, with all contributions going to Child’s Play!

We have seven Penny Arcade teams in place, all paired with golfers that signed up for the tournament to make a full foursome.

1. Team Krahulik (aka Gabe)
2. Team Holkins (aka Tycho)
3. Team Khoo
4. Team Fehlauer
5. Team Erika
6. Team Levin/Brian
7. Team Josh

Put your faith in your favorite team by donating through their widget (again, all funds going directly to Child’s Play). The team with the lowest score wins bragging rights, and all their “supporters” will be listed on Penny Arcade after the tournament! Keep track of the scores live by following the #CPGolf hashtag on Monday starting at 11:30 AM!

The current widgets are found below. If you’re playing in the tournament and want to join in the fun, create a widget at http://donate.childsplaycharity.org.