Kansas City's Celebrity Chefs Are Coming Together to Raise Funds for Don Bosco Centers

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —


Six of Kansas City’s most beloved chefs, and world-renowned celebrity chef Keith Keogh, will be cooking their hearts out for their love of Don Bosco Centers. The public is invited to attend Savor the Flavors, an evening to benefit the Don Bosco Centers. This festive cocktail party includes incredibly prepared food, live music, and live and silent auctions.
Details: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City’s Star Pavilion, 3200 North Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161

Celebrating its 75th year of making a profound difference in the lives of northeast Kansas City residents, Don Bosco Centers continues to serve 1,500 residents every day. Don Bosco offers free programs to thousands of adult refugees and immigrants to the Kansas City community as well as delivering nearly 200,000 meals each year to homebound senior adults. Don Bosco provides free clinical and wellness services, along with friendship and fellowship for our dearest citizens and we need your help in raising the funds to continue providing these much needed services.
Who: 100 percent of your admission will benefit Don Bosco Centers, 580 Campbell Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
  Celebrity chefs include Charles d’Ablaing of Chaz on the Plaza, Jerrold Brooks of Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, Michael Corvino of the American Restaurant at Crown Center, Debbie Gold, Howard Hannah of The Reiger Hotel and CaVa, Keith Keogh of Pinnacle Entertainment in Las Vegas and Jasper Mirable of Jaspers. The evening’s Emcee will be Mike Garozzo.
Event Timeline:  
  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. VIP Patron Party, Meet the chefs, cocktails, appetizers, Grand Marquis African Choir performs, Shop Silent auction, receive a signed cookbook and a Don Bosco Apron.
  5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Single Admission guests will experience the finest creations from the area’s top chefs
  7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Live Auction, Nigro Brothers auctioneers, Fund a Need:  Raise the Roof for Don Bosco – a $50,000 goal, followed by fabulous auction items including vacations, sporting events and unique experiences.
Single admission tickets are $100, Line Chef: $1,000 (Table for 10), Sous Chef: $2,500 (Table for 10), Executive Chef: $5,000 (Table for 10), To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit http://donbosco.org/donbosco_savor_the_flavors/
  Questions:  Mo Orpin: 816-691-2802 or Leslie Gasser: 816-691-2807
Great visuals, photos and interviews will be available at the event.  Food writers WELCOME!  

About the Don Bosco Centers


In 2015, the Don Bosco Centers celebrates our 75th year of impacting the community through our purpose of “Helping People Build Better Lives.” The Don Bosco Centers is comprised of two interrelated centers creating a comprehensive social service agency addressing the daily issues and needs of the residents of northeast Kansas City. Nearly 1,500 people every day benefit from services provided by the Don Bosco Centers.

One of these centers is the Don Bosco Senior Center. For over 25 years, the Senior Center the largest, most comprehensive Senior Center in the Kansas City area, has provided free, critical services to disadvantaged seniors and disabled adults, including a hot, nutritious meal, exercise, health and wellness programs, and  financial literacy classes to seniors age 60 and over, as well as to adults with disabilities. Last year, a combined 196,800 meals were served at the Center and delivered to those homebound via our Meals-On-Wheels program. Additionally, seniors enjoy center-related activities and events fostering friendship, fellowship, and independence.

The Don Bosco ESL program, through a highly successful partnership with the Independence School District, is one of the largest ESL programs in the region, offering free, high quality programs to thousands of adult refugees and immigrants in the Kansas City Community.  Our eight-level English program  teaches vital language and life skills, including Literacy, English Language Learning, Citizenship/Civics training and High School Equivalency (GED) preparation, as well as job readiness skills.

About Ameristar Kansas City

Located just east of downtown Kansas City, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City offers an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience. The property features the largest casino and the most games in the Kansas City area, as well as one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest. The property includes a 140,000 square-foot casino; a AAA Three Diamond full-service hotel with 184 well-appointed rooms and suites; seven dining venues, live entertainment in several venues featuring local and regional acts; an 18-screen movie theater; a supervised children’s entertainment complex; a video arcade and 15,000 square-feet of meeting and event space.

About Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) owns and operates 15 gaming entertainment properties, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and Ohio. The Company also holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK.  To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com.

©2015 Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

         Leslie Gasser
         Fund Development Director
         Don Bosco Centers
         Roxann M. Kinkade, APR
         Director of Public Relations
         Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.

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