Far from the usual “stuffy” formal affair, the Beach Ball is one of the most fun charity galas in the country! M Catering enjoyed the privilege of partnering with Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation to move its premier annual fundraiser out of the hotel ballroom, and into a unique indoor/outdoor private airplane hangar space.
Upon arriving at the Cabo-themed celebration, guests walked the red carpet to the step & repeat for a quick photo. Cocktail Greeters offered trays of Jalapeno-Spiked Prickly Pear Margaritas while the famous “Beer Burro” stood at-the-ready with ice cold Coronas and flashed smiles for selfies. Servers glided through the silent auction and reception space with hors d’oeuvre, then encouraged guests to find their tables when the time had come to take their seats for dinner. Three courses of “inspired Mexican beach elegance” had the co-chairs and their guests raving about dinner.
Following inspiring stories shared by PCH children and families, the live auction raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Foundation. M Catering delivered trays of super-premium tequila shooters – instead of the usual champagne – to each winner’s table (we told you this was far from the usual gala!). Just when guests thought the evening was drawing to a close, a giant hangar door slowly opened to reveal the after-party featuring a DJ/live band combo. And of course some late-night comfort foods including mini paper bags with cinnamon-dusted churro bites. Guests ate, drank and danced the night away, and PCH Foundation surpassed their fundraising goal. A great night for all!