Portland, April 26th, 2014. Over 500 supporters, including Dean Watanabe and BreAnn Ervin, came together for two “Great Gatsby” events to support the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp at the Oregon Golf Club.
Organizers say the enthusiasm and fun at both events was over the top. The morning began at the Gatsby Garden Party Brunch with live music, guests in 1920s daytime attire, a silent and live auction, and 106.7’s Jim E. Chonga as the emcee. The evening event was a swanky affair where guests donned their fancy “glad rags.” Attendees enjoyed music by Portland’s Boy & Bean, and silent and live auctions featuring exciting vacation packages like a trip to Fiji and a day trip on a private plane to play golf at Bandon Dunes. The evening event was emceed by KGW’s Nick Allard.
The record-breaking events raised a combined total of over $238,000 for Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, which allows children and adults with disabilities to experience a week at camp, building their self-confidence and enhancing personal growth goals.
Presenting sponsor was MassMutual Oregon SpecialCare Planning Team.