Ten charities compete to sell the most tickets to The Galleria’s Men of Style

From left to right, standing: Tom Loffredo, Randy Sweers, John Cotter and Tony Ash  From left to right, seated: John Mabry, Philip DeBiasi, Taylor Gang and Sheriff Al Lamberti  Honorees not pictured: Sgt. Michael Kallman and Lt. Robert FurmanWed., Nov. 30, 2011 from 6-9 p.m.

Ten leading South Florida not-for-profit organizations are competing to sell the most number of tickets to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Men of Style Shopping Night presented by Signature Grand. The fashionable fun-raiser hosted by CBS4 News Anchor Jawan Strader will take place on Wed., Nov. 30, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and will recognize an impressive roster of respected men in our community, while at the same time raise funds for 10 worthy local charities.

The charities vying for the most ticket sales are: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, HANDY, Leadership Broward, Junior Achievement of South Florida, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Take Stock In Children, Women In Distress Auxiliary and 2-1-1 Broward.


“The Galleria is proud to host this wonderful fundraiser to help local charities raise much-needed funds,” said Melissa Milroy, marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “The event continues to grow, and this friendly competition amongst the charities doesn’t hurt as our main goal is to support these groups so they can continue to really make our community a better place to live.”


This year’s leading men who will help gather over 500 guests include: Tony Ash, John Cotter, Philip DeBiasi, Lt. Robert Furman, Taylor Gang, Sgt. Michael Kallman, Sheriff Al Lamberti, Tom Loffredo, John Mabry and Randy Sweers. The 2011 men of style will take center stage, walking the runway and wearing the latest trend-setting fashions from Dillard’s and Macy’s.


Guests will also enjoy a variety of delicious food and bar selections from some of their favorite hot spots at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and beyond such as Blue Martini, Truluck’s, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and The Melting Pot. Live entertainment will also have the crowd of over 500 anticipated guests on their toes and dancing the night away.


All event attendees will also receive the exclusive Men of Style Shopping Night “Passport of Savings,” featuring store incentives valued at far more than the cost of the event ticket from select mall retailers and restaurants, including: Macy’s, Dillard’s, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Truluck’s, Seasons 52 and more. Those who purchase their tickets in advance will also receive complimentary valet parking.


Event sponsors and contributors to date include lead sponsor Signature Grand along with Bitner Goodman, CBS4, City & Shore Magazine, Dillard’s, Lifestyle Magazines and Macy’s.


Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at The Galleria’s Guest Services or directly from the participating charities. The charity with the most of number of tickets sold will get an additional $1,000. For more information, please call The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale at (954) 564-1036.


The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, originally known as the Sunrise Shopping Center until 1980 when it was enclosed, redeveloped and renamed, is the largest and most popular upscale regional shopping center in Broward County with 100 nationally recognized, fashion forward stores including Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Dillard’s,  Apple, Guess, Ann Taylor, Cole Haan, J. Crew and many more. Located at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, The Galleria is close to the beach, downtown, hotels, resorts and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and is easily accessible from Sunrise Boulevard, U.S. Highway 1 (Federal Highway), Interstate 95, Interstate 595, and U.S. Highway A1A (Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard).  It is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon. through Sat. and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun. Restaurants enjoy later hours. More information is available by calling (954) 564-1036 or at www.galleriamall-fl.com.

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