The Rotary Club of Warwick @ City Center Newport News is hosting its 7th Annual “Bacon Bash – A Bacon, Beer & Bourbon Affair” on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Held at the Virginia Living Museum, Bacon Bash features a variety of bacon-themed dishes from some of the area’s best restaurants, a “People’s Choice Award” chosen by the event attendees, a signature beverage battle between local bartenders, Virginia bourbon tasting, beer from Virginia’s finest microbreweries, wine, and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.
Since 2014, with help from sponsors like you, our signature charity event has raised over $155,000 with the net proceeds supporting charities such as The Rotary Foundation, the Virginia Living Museum, Polio Plus, the VA Peninsula Foodbank, Mayor’s Book Club, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Disaster Aid, and many more! In addition, proceeds have supported many club service projects focusing on needs right here in the local community. Three of this years’ beneficiaries include:
- Habitat for Humanity – through a unique new partnership, five local Rotary Clubs (including ours) have joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg to raise funds to build a new Habitat home in 2020 for a local family in Newport News.
- The Virginia Living Museum – In 1966, in conjunction with the Junior League of Hampton Roads, our Rotary Club founded the Peninsula Nature and Science Center, now known as the Virginia Living Museum. Since then our club has been a major supporter of the museum and its mission to connect people to nature through educational experiences that promote conservation.
- The Rotary Foundation – since founded more than 100 years ago, the Rotary Foundation has awarded more than $4 billion for life-changing, sustainable projects. The Foundation awarded $86 million in funding to 1,306 grant projects during 2018. These projects focused on disease prevention, providing clean water, supporting education, growing local economies, saving mothers and children and promoting peace.
The Bacon Bash highlights a variety of bacon-themed dishes from some of the area’s best restaurants and will include a “People’s Choice Award” chosen by the event attendees. The evening also includes signature beverages and dishes from area restaurants, beer from Virginia’s finest microbreweries, wine, and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.
Event tickets are included in your sponsorship. Additional tickets can be purchased for $50. Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will choose to partner with us on making a significant impact on our local community and abroad.
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