Larry Fitzgerald offers sneak peak at Supper Club Event

Larry Fitzgerald at the 2014 Fitz Supper. (Submitted photo)

Larry Fitzgerald at the 2014 Fitz Supper. (Submitted photo)

On Monday, Aug. 31, Arizona Cardinals icon Larry Fitzgerald Jr. and Dominick’s Steakhouse at the Scottsdale Quarter will present Fitz’s Supper Club, where celebrities are at YOUR Service, benefiting the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. Individual tickets are available for $750, and sponsorship packages are available starting at $5,000.

Fitz’s Supper Club, who just announced Rolls Royce Motor Cars Scottsdale as its 2015 title sponsor, is dubbed one of the Valley’s hottest social, philanthropic and entertainment events of the year.

“Rolls Royce Motor Cars Scottsdale is proud to support Fitz’s Supper Club as the title sponsor this year.  Larry raises funds to help so many worthy organizations, we are honored to be part of the impact he is making, this is a relationship we are looking forward to building for years to come,” said Beli Merdovic, General Manager of Rolls Royce Motor Cars Scottsdale.

Mr. Fitzgerald himself recently met up with our Independent team to give a sneak peek at what guests can expect:

The Entertainment

Mr. Fitzgerald is honored to announce that R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician Brian McKnight will not only be attending the event, but will be gracing guests with an intimate performance.

Guests are also invited on a virtual JOURNEY through Fitzgerald’s eyes and camera, as during the event he will present his first-ever ‘art show’ and auction of his photography, including breath-taking images of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia, the pyramids in Egypt and a variety of wild animal’s captured by Larry’s lenses in Tanzania.

“This year’s event allows me to share several passions of mine,” said Mr. Fitzgerald. “Spending quality time with family and friends, the travels I am so blessed to be able to take around the world and capture on film, but most important, philanthropy. This event with everyone’s unwavering support allows the First Down Fund to benefit a great number of organizations who are supporting those in need.”

The Food

Dominick’s Steakhouse is a Scottsdale steakhouse that resembles a Midtown Manhattan classic upscale New York steakhouse with a stunning and energetic atmosphere. Dominick’s is known for their elegant fine dining experience with exceptional personal service and their luxurious menu created by Executive Chef Marc Lupino featuring prime steaks, fresh seafood, and classic Italian specialty items. Dominick’s features an extensive wine selection as well as signature cocktails including their famous Manhattan.

The planned menu for Supper Club guests includes:

  • Appetizer: Fried Meatballs and Crispy Shrimp
  • Choice of Salad: BLT Wedge Salad or Superfood Salad
  • Choice of Entrée: Bone-In Ribeye, Chilean Sea Bass, Chicken Francese or Vegetarian
  • Sides: Dominick’s Au Gratin Potatoes and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Dessert: Chocolate Chip Brioche Bread Pudding

Fitz Supper

The Celebs

Of course, the highlight of the event is guests being waited on by Fitzgerald’s Arizona Cardinals teammates and celebrity friends. Just a few of the big names coming out to support this special cause include:

  • Frostee Rucker, Arizona Cardinals defensive end
  • Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver
  • Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals defensive end
  • Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals running back
  • Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals corner back
  • Rashad Johnson, Arizona Cardinals safety
  • Eric Dickerson, NFL Hall of Famer

The Cause

Last year’s Celebrities at YOUR Service event sold out and raised more than $300,000 to support various worthy organizations through the First Down Fund.

Since 2005, The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund has been supporting kids and their families with significant gifts of time, money and special resources through numerous associations across our country, funds raised this year will allow us to continue this tradition.

For more information, please visit www.larryfitzgerald.com.

Ms. Bailin is a volunteer correspondent at the North Valley Office of Independent Newsmedia.

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