The event featured music, culinary creations, cocktails, surprise “elevated” entertainers and casino games set in a private jet hangar within the Scottsdale Airport, according to a press release.
Event promoters have announce that through the support of sponsors and record-setting 500-plus guest attendance, the event raised $50,000 for Elevate Phoenix, the release states.
“Elevate Phoenix is a unique and often life-changing program for Arizona youth that provides in-school teaching; after-school mentoring/tutoring; career instruction/ post-secondary preparation; character, life skills and peer leadership development; community service; adventure activities; and reading/literacy improvement within urban public schools,” said PGA golf great and Weekend Jetaway honorary chairman Tom Lehman, who also serves on the Elevate Phoenix board of directors.
During the event, guests took part in a casino-style dice game, with several lucky winners taking home a multitude of lux prizes, including the grand prize — a luxurious all-inclusive, first-class vacation on a private jet for four.
In addition to the gaming, several popular restaurants and beverage partners sampled items from their fall and winter menus during the affair.
Additional premier sponsors included Phocus Financial, Barbee Freeway Ford, PRIDE and Alliance Beverage Distribution Company.
“In 2012, AXA Advisors Southwest dreamt up this special event as our way to give back to this great community,” says Dillan Micus, executive vice president of AXA Advisors Southwest.
“Each year, we’ve only grown, giving us the ability to increase our donation to our local charity partner again and again. We welcome the community to come out for the best party of the fall to help us double this number next year!”
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