Source: KDKA TV
September 03, 2014
This story by Pittsburgh's CBS affiliate tells the story of a Priory client who's wedding was uneqpectedly canceled, but "turned lemons into lemonade" by converting the event into a charity fundraiser.South Side Entrepreneur Turns Lemons into LemonAid
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
September 01, 2014
A story covering Priory client Phil Laboon's creation of a charity event to raise funds for Surgicorps, an organization which provides surgical services and health care in third world nations.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Priory is proud to host the inaugural Blackjack Spectacular to venefit "Team Tassy," a 501(c)(3) organization which helps families in the poorest slums of Port au Prince, Haiti get on their feet by providing them with health care, educational support, job training and assistance with finding jobs. The ultimate goal is to get families to a point where they have broken free of the cycle of poverty and are sustaining themselves.
The Blackjack Spectacular will feature plenty of blackjack play (10 tables worth!), a routlette table for non blackjack players, live music, Haitian themed food and cocktails, and a chance to win some great prizes. It's a fun night for a great cause.
General admission tickets are $50 apiece while VIP tickets are $100. The VIP tickets feature access to an open bar and a special "Learn to Play Blackjack" cocktail hour. The VIP party starts at 5:30 p.m., while the main event starts at 6:30 p.m. Blackjack opens at 7:00 p.m. Purchase tickets through Showclix here.
Team Tassy was founded by former Survivor finalist Ian Rosenberger after he had ventured to Port au Prince after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake. While there, he met Tassy Fils Aime, a teenage boy with a huge, life threatening tumor on his jaw. Ian promised Tassy that he would bring him to the U.S. to treat the tumor, and after months of fundraising was able to do just that. In late 2010, Tassy underwent successful surgery at Allegheny General Hospital to remove the tumor, and is now a student at LaRoche College here in Pittsburgh. Read more about Tassy and Ian here. But Ian and his team also knew that the work was not done – that there were many people in Haiti continuing to suffer, and the root cause of that suffering is poverty. So Team Tassy was founded to help families in the poorest slums in Haiti to break the cycle of poverty. So far, Team Tassy has assisted hundreds of people stabilize their families, and helped place many family members into jobs which will, hopefully, permanently put them on the road a healthy and prosperous future.Team Tassy Blackjack Spectacular Link
Priory November (Unlikely Al Fresco) Wine Tasting
Thursday, November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014
Host: Lee Kuehn, Vintage Imports
Theme: Giving Thanks for Great Wine
The Thursday before Thanksgiving, Lee Kuehn will preview wines which go great with the Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixins.
Wines to be Tasted: Entertainment: Ross Jennings
As always, weather permitting the wine tasting will take place in our garden courtyard. Wines are accompanied by heavy hors d'oeuvres created by our executive chefs Pete Phillipy and Mike Henney, along with a display of imported cheeses and fruit. Price is $60 per person. Please RSVP to Gene Lucente at email@example.com.Pittsburgh's Donnybrook Returns!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Priory is pleased to be hosting the second annual Pittsburgh Donnybrook on March 17, 2015 (St. Patrick's Day!). The Donnybrook features a squad of fighters from Dublin, Ireland squaring off against Pittsburgh's best amateurs. The Irish team is coached by Olympic Gold Medal winner Michael Carruth. Last year's event sold out fast!Pittsburgh's Donnybrook Returns! Link