The Fifth Annual Block Party Hosted by Tiger Woods Raises More Than $500,000 for the Tiger Woods Learning Center
ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — A sold-out crowd of more than 700 guests enjoyed tasty cuisine by Chef Tim Love and an intimate musical performance by Sheryl Crow as Tiger Woods hosted the exciting fifth annual Block Party on Saturday, October 17 at the Grove of Anaheim. The concert event raised approximately $500,000 for the Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC), a one-of-a-kind, 35,000-square-foot youth-education facility located in Anaheim, Calif.
The exclusive VIP reception featured signature GREY GOOSEÃ‚® Vodka cocktails coupled with unique hors d’oeuvres prepared by Love, along with a silent auction. Next, guests were treated to Love’s three-course gourmet dinner featuring signature dishes such as rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, roasted acorn squash chili relleno and jalapeno cornbread. During dinner, 14-year-old Dimple Chauhan took the stage and shared how the Learning Center has changed her life and given her a bright future. After an exciting live auction, actor Luke Wilson introduced nine-time Grammy winner Crow who delivered for a memorable concert featuring hits such as First Cut, Picture, Change, Strong Enough and Winding Road.
The live auction included a number of exclusive packages for the ultimate sports fan, such as a package that included a Pro-Am spot at the 2009 Chevron World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods Dec., 2-6, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and a private putting lesson with Tiger Woods that raised $32,500; a trip to the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami that raised $28,000; a trip to the 2010 US Open Golf Championship in Pebble Beach, Calif., that raised $13,000; and an Anaheim Ducks private party suite package that raised $11,000. Other items included and an all-inclusive European River Cruise that raised $17,000 and an exclusive meet and greet with Crow and Woods that raised $11,000.
Earlier in the day, Block Party guests were treated to a morning golf exhibition hosted by Woods, followed by a round of golf at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach, Calif.
The Block Party is organized to thank the Orange County community for its support of the TWLC and its students, and is spearheaded by benefit committee chairs Lori and Brian Hirth; and members Avery Brown, Tina and Lance Robinson and Bob Waltos; and the 2009 Champion Honoree, Jamie McCourt, co-owner and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since inception in 2005, the Block Party has raised more than $4 million for the Orange County youth attending the TWLC.
SOURCE Tiger Woods Foundation