SAN PEDRO CHAMBER AND MEMBER CALENDAR DETAILS
|Grand Grunion Gala
3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731
Saturday, April 22, 2017
We're mixing it up this year: NO TENT. NO TABLES. NO SIT-DOWN DINNER. Hey, who
needs a tent when you can transform your Frank Gehry-designed space into a hip beach
resort with fire pits, cabanas and gourmet food stations? Mix and mingle with your friends
while sipping exotic cocktails and shopping for unique auction items. Tired of being
forced to endure long, boring programs? We're keeping it super short and rewarding
participants with a chance win a trip for two to Hawaii. Finally, dance the night away under
the stars with live music by honoree Russ Lesser and his band, Thin Ice.
We expect 500 guests, including business, community and civic leaders, scientists, educators,
volunteers and friends. Our guests make the Gala the Aquarium's largest fundraiser, raising
more than $2 million in the last decade.
$200 per person
Recognized internationally as one of the best teaching aquariums in the world, Cabrillo
Marine Aquarium offers 300,000 visitors each year a FREE or low-cost experience that's fun
for the entire family. About half of our annual visitors are schoolchildren on field trips-
many of whom tell us they've never been to the beach! Your support funds programs
benefitting the entire community, including:
- Ocean Outreach - When classes can't come to us, we take our show on the road, reaching
up to 30,000 students annually with our custom-equipped vans.
- Spring Outdoor Classroom - Every day for nine weeks, more than 1,000 children learn
important (and fun!) marine science on the beach right outside our doors.
- Aquatic Nursery - Young scientists conduct research projects in our award-winning
laboratory. Many go on to win prizes at regional, national and international science fairs.
- Sea Search - Specially tailored workshops provide students with scientific tools to study
the coastal environment. Scholarships help at-risk children experience the ocean-some for
the first time.
MORE INFO Contact (310) 548-7562 x 213, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.grandgruniongala.org
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