Caffe Vita is honored to support the Big Night For Abruzzo Dinner hosted by Armandino Batali of Salumi & Holly Smith from Cafe Juanita. Holly and Armandino will join local chefs including Sabrina Tinsley of La Spiga, Walter Pisano of Tulio, Brendan McGill of Via Tribunali, Matthew Mima of The Hunt Club @ The Sorrento and Maurizio Milazzo of Barolo in preparing a festive gala dinner at the historic Crocodile to raise funds for the victims of the April, 2009 L’Aquilla Earthquake this Thursday.
The evening will continue with a presentation by Sergio Rotellini of Polisportiva Paganica Rugby (Abruzzo) and Professor Giuseppe Leporace Italian Studies University of Washington. Dick and Sharon Friel will host a short auction and the evening will culminate in performances of famous Italian arias by Public Opera with Gino Lucchetti, Barbara Smith Jones, Eric Molgard and Victoria Chaussee (www.publicopera.org), festive song by local musicians and a DJ set of rare Italian singles by Wo-Pop DJ Darek Mazzone of KEXP.
This tragic earthquake hit 6.3 on the Richter scale and devastated the Abruzzo region of Italy on April 6th 2009 @ 3:25AM, taking close to 300 lives, hospitalizing over 25,000 and displacing more than 60,000. The L’Aquila earthquake is the deadliest earthquake to occur in Italy since 1984
Proceeds will be given directly to: Polisportiva Paganica Rugby and used to help rebuild the sports and recreation facility lost in the devastated town of Paganica, the epicenter of the earthquake. Currently, hundreds of displaced youth in Paganica and neighboring communities have no organized sports or facilities because of the destruction resulting from the earthquake.
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Limited Numbered General Admission Tickets $25 (Entertainment Only) Available at the Door.
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