â€œBoogie Nights â€“ A Flashback to the â€˜70sâ€
The Fifth Annual Pridelines Youth Services Adult Gala
Saturday, September 11, beginning at 7 p.m.
Treetop Ballroom of Jungle Island
Tickets On Sale Now
Break out the bellbottoms, pull out the polyester and get ready to channel Donna Summer as Pridelines Youth Services presents it fifth annual adult gala fundraiser â€“ â€œBoogie Nights â€“ A Flashback to the â€˜70s.â€ The cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and dance will flashback to the era of Greg and Marsha Brady on Saturday, September 11, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Treetop Ballroom of Jungle Island. Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for a table of 10 and are available at www.pridelines.org.
â€œThe adult gala is one of the most anticipated Pridelines events of the year,â€ said Victor Diaz-Herman, executive director. â€œThis year, weâ€™re returning to our roots with a prom-themed gala so Pridelines supporters can re-live the prom they probably never had, with a date they probably werenâ€™t allowed to take. And it will all take place under the disco ball, of course.â€
Money raised from the gala goes to support Pridelinesâ€™ mission of educating and empowering South Floridaâ€™s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their straight allies through programming, counseling, support and referral services from a safe and diverse environment. In addition to proceeds from ticket sales, an exciting silent auction will help raise funds for the organization. Among the items and experiences up for the highest bid is a seven-night stay in Buenos Aires.
Underwriting for â€œBoogie Nightsâ€ is graciously provided by 42 Below vodka, with additional support from Mystique Flowers and Events. Diaz-Herman says additional sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting him at (305) 571-9601.
Pridelines Youth Services is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by gay youth for gay youth and their allies in the wake of Anita Bryantâ€™s â€œSave Our Childrenâ€ campaign. Pridelinesâ€™ mission is to support, educate and empower South Floridaâ€™s LGBTQ youth in a safe and diverse environment as well as to foster dialogue and cultivate social change. For more than 28 years, Pridelines has provided safe space, social support, skills building, leadership development and referrals to mental health, health care and support services for LGBTQ youth and their straight allies between the ages of 13 and 24.
Pridelines is located at 9526 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 104, in Miami Shores. For more information about Pridelines, call (305) 571-9601, or visit www.pridelines.org.