What You'll Get
Listening to live music and drinking wine have become some of man's top recreational activities, just after contemplating infinity and napping in the fridge. Let smooth strains entertain you with today's Groupon: for $50, you get one Silver ticket to the 26th Annual Toyota Financial Bon Vivant on Sunday, March 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rawhide in Chandler (a $100 value). Proceeds from the event go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley.
A festive fete thrown in the name of culinary appreciation and charitable largess, the 26th Annual Toyota Financial Bon Vivant entertains generous gourmands with snacks from local restaurants, a wide variety of libations, and live music. Revelers break out impressive duds, throwing on snappy suits, gold-plated cowboy hats, and mermaid-scale cocktail dresses to cut a striking silhouette along Rawhide's Wild West avenues.
Once inside, attendees nibble on bite-size selections from more than 30 area eateries—including Grimaldi's Pizzeria and Ling & Louie's—served alongside more than 700 tippling selections. Spirit slingers range from the West Coast locals at Cupcake Vineyards and San Tan Brewing Company to visiting dignitaries from Maker's Mark and Jim Beam.
Tasters can also take in aural sustenance with Bon Vivant's live entertainment or bid on items at the silent auction, making magnanimous donations to a worthy cause without revealing the true sound of their voice. Alternate ride accommodations and transportation options are available for worn-out carousers. Thanks to skilled sphinx doormen, all drinkers must be 21 and know what holds water yet is full of holes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 21 or older. May apply value towards upgrade. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley
A safe space. That's what the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley give to more than 43,000 kids each year. But along with keeping kids out of harm's way after school lets out, the Boys & Girls Clubs enrich children's lives though their programs. Kids get creative in arts classes, learn social interaction and fitness skills in sports programs, and prepare for the future with technology courses that ensure they won't buy stock in companies that only produce floppy discs.
But the Boys & Girls Clubs impact kids beyond afterschool care. In addition to the East Valley clubs having the first Arizona club to serve a Native American community, the clubs' Ladmo branch has Mona Dixon, who was named National Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2010.
Her path of success, encouraged by the Boys & Girls Clubs, led her from a girl homeless and worried about her family's survival to a young woman with a full ride to college and named one of the Top 28 Most Influential Black Women in America by Essence magazine.