Friday, May 2, 2014

Is Fundraising Beautiful? 2013 Cleveland Have a Heart Charity Bachelor Auction

I would have to say that spending the evening with some of Cleveland’s most beautiful men and women was an incredible thing :) However, beyond the faces, I witnessed a group of amazing people working together to raise money for a beautiful organization called WAGS 4 Kids (Working Animals Giving Service For Kids). During this event I also joined forces with Unite This City to promote the cause and I even got to spend a lil’ QT with our celebrity bachelors. Wags 4 Kids provides children with disabilities a service dog that will assist them with everyday tasks and provide a lifelong companionship. These pups are trained in mobility assistance and as skilled companions to meet the specific needs of each child. Please visit the link to see how you can help!
Unite this City

I was honored when I received the invite to attend this event with Unite This City. Let me start off by saying I love these guys! They are so involved in this community and everything they do benefits all parties involved. A win win situation! From fundraising to utilizing top marketing strategies to help you grow your business, this company is definitely one you will want to join forces with! For $10 a month I receive UTC cash, points for awesome rewards and sizable discounts from some of my favorite places! The UTC app is really cool too.

Christy Lanser and Brandy Bright for UTC

Now, on to the festivities….what a great time! These bachelors were absolutely amazing. I had the pleasure of chatting with a few of them and they were so gracious as well as informative. My first bachelor chat session was with Anthony Lima, Talk Show Host for 92.3 FM and Cleveland Magazine’s Top 20 Sexiest Singles of 2013. He was truly down to earth and let me tell ya, he had a great date planned for his bachelorette! Gentlemen, take notes :) The date was to start off with a trip to the spa followed by dinner at Lolita or Fahrenheit, then whisked away in a limo to go see The Backstreet Boys! Pretty impressive evening planned!

Anthony Lima

My next chat session was with 3 players from the Cleveland Gladiators, Derek Steiner, CJ Cobb and Brian Zbydniewski, Derek is the country boy. He was sweet, charming and totally understood why this Mid-Western girl in a dress was drinking Miller Light out of a can. CJ obviously was the crowd pleaser with his unforgettable entrance to Cameo’s Candy while sprinkling the crowd of ladies with Starburst candy lol! Now Brian, this is funny stuff. This guy sat there and listened to me talk about hockey knowing I was clueless to the fact that the Gladiators are actually an arena football team. SMH! The fact he rolled with it and continued to answer my questions was such a noble gesture on his part. I would have been mortified if he called me out :) The best part about all of these bachelors is that they selflessly offered themselves up to any lady out there to benefit this cause! Very Brave!

Derek Steiner, CJ Cobb and Brian Zbydniewski

The Bachelors

As I finished up my interviews I felt a sense a pride for being able to take part in such a fun and fulfilling event! Seeing local celebrities offer there time, local businesses offer their support and the community of Cleveland coming together to support these children is incredible and beautiful! :)

beautybybrown and Brandy Bright with UTC

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