ST. LOUIS, MO –– Burger King's sponsorship, which comes by way of Liberty Restaurant Group, the local franchisee that owns and operates 23 locations, represents the single largest sponsorship commitment in the history of the event that benefits HavenHouse St. Louis. HopeFest will take place on February 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Clayton, MO. Each year, this sell-out, 350-guest dinner is planned by committee members of HavenHouse St. Louis and includes a live auction with local celebrity auctioneer J. Kim Tucci of the Pasta House Co., dinner, luxury opportunity raffle packages and a chance to Experience Hope in Action, which is the theme of this years’ fundraising campaign. Last year's fundraiser raised net proceeds of nearly $80,000. The Burger King sponsorship also included the development of HavenHouse’s new Interactive website.
“Burger King is a strong addition to our program,” said Kathy Sindel, Executive Director of HavenHouse St. Louis. “With locations and market penetration throughout St. Louis and even Illinois, we feel that Burger King will bring a heightened awareness of our cause.”
Attached Image Description: LRGBK; President/CEO Jay Amarosa, Melynda Harvey, DM Kelly Hasty with HavenHouse Executive Director, Kathy Sindel and Devin James, President of the Devin James Group, LRGBK Agency of Record
A Short List of Special Invited Guests include:
• Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Governor of Missouri
• Hon. Charlie Dooley, St. Louis County Executive
• Virginia McDowell, President and COO of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
• Rebecca Herwick, President of Global Products Inc.
"We’ve had a tremendous experience building HopeFest and are thrilled to see such a great sponsor, such as Burger King, come on board," said Lindsey Gibson, Director of Community Development, HavenHouse St. Louis.
“We know from this event HavenHouse will not only provide an incredible boost to the families they serve, but it will also provide an opportunity to create a positive impression on the rest of St. Louis as they “Experience Hope in Action” firsthand. We believe that we will encourage other sponsors to step up which is vitally important,” said Kelly Hasty, Liberty Restaurant Group spokesperson.
About HavenHouse St. Louis and HopeFest – HavenHouse St. Louis provides the comfort of home and a community of support to families who travel to St. Louis for medical care.
HopeFest for HavenHouse will take place February 19, 2011 at Crowne Plaza in Clayton, MO. Tickets for HopeFest are available for $100 per person or $1,000 per table of ten. For tickets or more information on Hope Fest benefitting HavenHouse St. Louis, please go to www.havenhousestl.org, or call Lindsey Gibson, Director of Community Development at 314-434-5858.
About Liberty Restaurant Group - LRG was founded in 2006 and is the BK® franchisee that owns and operates 23 locations in the St. Louis region. Very active in the community, LRG is committed to the youth and supports various organizations including but not limited to; Sherwood Forest Camp, the Racing to Read Charitable Foundation, HavenHouse St. Louis, the VFW Foundation and many others.
Media Contact for Liberty Restaurant Group and HavenHouse/HopeFest:
The Devin James Group