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Charity in Chocolate!
Presented by WTOP
September 9, 2013

Charity in Chocolate!

Join us tomorrow at the National Building Museum to celebrate SneakerBall's 10th anniversary on September 10, celebrating the best in DC sports. Benefits The Special Olympics and The Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation. Attire: Black-tie and sneakers only. RSVP here.

Friday night we went to the Mandarin Oriental for the annual Charity in Chocolate.

The night raised funds for the Heart of America foundation. We snapped ABC 7 anchors Scott Thuman, Abby Fenton, and Jummy Olabanji with Lagardere's LaRhonda Burley.

Honorary chairs, Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and his wife Laura Denise, bookend host Barbara Hawthorn.

Advisory Board's Katie Shaver and Knot Standard's Matthew Mueller. There were chocolate creations from 50 chefs.

GW student Kendra Bova joins Guest of a Guest editor Nicole Mills in the chocolate lounge.

Blondes vs. Brunettes!

Saturday we went to the Blondes vs. Brunettes Draft Party at George to learn who made the team, as they released the rosters. We snapped Team Blonde captains Deloitte's Katie Welsh, Monument Realty's Lindsay Fry, with NIH's Kiersten Bugge.

Blondes vs. Brunettes increases awareness among young people of Alzheimer's disease while raising funds for the local chapter. Here, Team Brunette captain Tina Burton (who works at MidCap Financial) is flanked by Bethany Watson, and Jessie Bourland.

Each fall—this year Nov. 16—the powder puff football game raises funds for the Alzheimer's Association; since 2005, $150,000 in DC and $1,000,000 nationally. The coaches: Robert Powell, Advantage SCI's Jared Fowler, and KPMG's Omar Aziz.

Rock 'n' Roar!

Friday night we headed to the National Zoo for Friends of the National Zoo's Rock-N-Roar, with an acoustic performance by O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge and Richard On. We snapped their fans, Michelle Miller, Bethlehem Catholic's Rebecca Houk, and LoveLaughOAR's Lauren Miller.

The night was run entirely by FONZ volunteers, including Rebecca Maddage, Paul Shedlarski, and Molly Zechar, to raise money for programs at the Zoo.

At the VIP reception, we snapped general contractor Matt Eyster, his wife Holly, jewelers Jim and Noreen Shenk, and Dept. of the Interior's Greg and Lori Ruderman.

Travis Holler and Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.


Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 - 10:00 PM, SneakerBall is hosted by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW. Cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony featuring the JB Awards. Table sales and after-party tickets, info

Sunday, September 15, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, join the Tigerlily Foundation for its 2nd Annual Pink Boa 5K Run/Walk at Fairfax Corner, 11945 Grand Commons Ave. Fairfax. Hosted by WUSA9's Lesli Foster and youth ambassador Gabrielle Williams. Donations, register.

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30 - 8:30 PM, BISNOW hosts Real Estate Rooftop Schmoozarama at Carr Workplaces Capitol Hill, 300 New Jersey Ave. NW. Enjoy open bar, hors d'oeuvres, top networking and great Capitol views. $49/early bird, register.

Monday, September 9, Tschetter Lucas Foundation Weekend with the Warriors golf tournament at Stonewall Golf Club, 15601 Turtle Point Dr, Gainesville, VA . Includes: golf school, picnics, concert and celebration to honor special heroes. info.

Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Tranquility Tour Bon Voyage and Tranquilologie release at Darlington House, 1610 20th Street NW.$5 suggested donation - books for purchase, info.

Tuesday, September 10, 8:00 PM, former Bachelorette star Chris Bukowski celebrates his birthday and the opening of Bracket Room, 1210 N Garfield St. Arlington. Drinks, DJ Mario, cake $5, cover in memory of The Bachelor contestant, Gia Allemand - benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, rsvp.

Wednesday, September 11, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Opening Reception for Art Cart: Cherishing the Legacy at Gallery 31, 500 17TH St. NW. Exhibit documents the work of older artists and educates on arts, health and aging. info.

Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 - 7:00 PM, 35th Annual Ambassadors Ball at JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Hosted by the Multiple Sclerosis Society; black-tie soiree honors members of the Diplomatic Corps and Congress. Prices vary, info.

Thursday, September 12, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, "Smart Moms, Healthy babies" International Gala is hosted by NOFAS at the Italian Embassy, 3000 Whitehaven St, NW. Reception, silent auction, dinner, parade of maternity fashions & music. $150-250, info.

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