The 25th Anniversary ‘Evening Under the Stars’ Gala Will Take Place on May 5, 2018
PALM SPRINGS – March 27, 2018: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP) announced that it will honor several significant community members and organizations at the upcoming the 25th Annual Evening Under the Stars gala, to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the O’Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs. The honorees include Auen Foundation, represented by Sherrie Auen, Ron Auen, and Catharine Reed for the Jeannette Rockefeller Humanitarian Award, The Desert Sun Media Group for the Gloria Greene Inspiration Award, Desert Tennis Association, represented by Nabil Najjar for the Herb Lazenby Community Service Award, and Denise Haslam and Angela Slater for the Frank Jurczyk Volunteer Award. The honorees will receive public recognition at the annual fundraising event.
Academy Awards Celebration to Feature Signature Orange Carpet Arrivals
PALM SPRINGS – February 13, 2018
: In celebration of the 90th annual Academy Awards, TRIO Restaurant in Palm Springs will host the ninth annual “Hollywood’s Biggest Night” to benefit AAP-Food Samaritans at 4 pm
on Sunday, March 4, 2018
. 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.
27th Annual Softball Tournament Features LGBT Players, is Free to the Public
PALM SPRINGS – January 29, 2018: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP), in cooperation with the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Gay Softball League, announces the 27th Annual Palm Springs Winter Classic Softball Tournament will take place February 9 -11, 2018. 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.
Desert Tennis Association Continues Long-Standing Support of AAP Food Voucher Program
PALM SPRINGS – October 23, 2017: AAP - Food Samaritans (AAP) announced today that the Desert Tennis Association will continue it long-time support of AAP by donating the proceeds from the upcoming 24th Annual Palm Springs Open to AAP to support its food voucher program for low-income Coachella Valley residents living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. This is the 12th consecutive year that Desert Tennis Association has supported AAP. The Palm Springs Open is an international tennis tournament run by the Desert Tennis Association (DTA) that attracts more than 300 LGBT players from around the world. DTA is a non-profit corporation that organizes tennis events for the LGBT community in the Coachella Valley and raises funds for local charities. The event is free to the public, and a portion of the proceeds from the silent auction and dinner will benefit AAP. The tournament schedule will be available at deserttennis.us.
The 25th Anniversary ‘Evening Under the Stars’ gala will take place on May 5, 2018
PALM SPRINGS – October 10, 2017: AAP – Food Samaritans (AAP) proudly announces that Gladys Knight will be the headline entertainment for the 25th annual Evening Under the Stars gala, to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the O’Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs. Gladys Knight is a seven-time Grammy Winner and one of the greatest singers of our time. Her Billboard Number 1 R&B Singles include: “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “That’s What Friends are For,” “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye),” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” and “If I Were Your Woman.”