PALM SPRINGS – March 14, 2017: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP) announced that three community members have recently joined the organization’s Board of Directors. Mark Messenger, Craig Magaw, and Art Williams all recently agreed to join the AAP board and help the organization raise funds to support its ongoing mission to provide nutritional support to improve the quality of the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Biographies of the new board members are included at the end of this release.
Contributions of Community Heroes to be Recognized at 24th Annual Gala!
PALM SPRINGS – February 28, 2017: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP) announced that several community leaders will be honored at the 24th annual Evening Under the Stars gala on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the O’Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs. The 2017 honorees include: Dr. Timothy Jochen and Lee Irwin (Jeannette Rockefeller Humanitarian Award), Gregg Selleck (Gloria Greene Inspiration Award), Laurie Weitz (Herb Lazenby Community Service Award) and Bob Pollock (posthumously) (Joanna Jakway Community Hero Award). The Corporate Angel Award will be given this year to Eisenhower Medical Center. For more about this year’s honorees, please see below.
West Coast Premiere Will Showcase Chicago’s Legendary Pianist and Orchestra Leader in a Benefit for AAP – Food Samaritans
PALM SPRINGS, CA – February 1, 2017: Chicago’s legendary pianist and orchestra leader Stanley Paul will bring his lively and fascinating show “Red Hot & Rich” to the Coachella Valley on Friday, March 10 with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. at Heather James Fine Art, located at 45188 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert. Throughout Paul’s five-decade career, he has been fortunate to have enjoyed intimate moments with dozens of music and entertainment legends, including Bette Davis, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Gloria Swanson, Carol Channing, Liberace, Joan Crawford, Ethel Merman and Oprah Winfrey among many, many more.
Academy Awards Celebration to Feature Signature Orange Carpet Arrivals
PALM SPRINGS – January 24, 2017: In celebration of the 89th annual Academy Awards, TRIO Restaurant in Palm Springs will host the eighth annual “Hollywood’s Biggest Night” to benefit AAP-Food Samaritans at 4:30 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The glittering evening will include signature ‘orange’ carpet arrivals featuring a group of paparazzo, and a special greeting from dynamic hostess and local celebrity, Bella da Ball. The Oscars® pre-show and awards presentations will be viewed on special screens throughout Trio’s bar and restaurant areas.
26th Annual Softball Tournament Features LGBT Players, is Free to the Public
PALM SPRINGS – January 23, 2017: AIDS Assistance Program – Food Samaritans (AAP), in cooperation with the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Gay Softball League, announces the 26th Annual Palm Springs Winter Classic Softball Tournament will take place February 11-12, 2017. The teams participating in the tournament, which benefits AAP, are members of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting amateur athletics for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.