The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center held its 13th annual signature fundraising event, Shake Your Booties on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Heinz Field, with a crowd of more than 400, raising $180,000 for its programs.
Emceed by comedian and performer Gab Bonesso, this year’s Super Heroes themed Shake Your Booties invited guests to celebrate The Children’s Home’s Super Heroes, the children and families The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center serves. The East Club of Heinz Field was transformed into a colorful Super Heroes event with décor and vibe created by Tim Koman of TK Event Studio and Bill Chisnell Productions.
Event co-chairs Allison E. Yeske and Marvin S. Yu welcomed guests to an evening of excitement, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, delicious dinner stations and decadent dessert. The evening presented many opportunities to win fabulous items in the silent and live auctions, raffle, and Mystery Bag. Top sellers for the evening included a specially-crafted dinner at Root 174 with Pittsburgh personality Rick Sebak, a Nemacolin Woodlands Getaway and an In-Home Scotch Tasting from Piper’s Pub.
The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center presented a special award to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, for their continued and steadfast support of The Children’s Home and its programs. Guests were also treated to a special presentation by Rebecca Steele, who told her adoption story, about her past working with the Adoption Program at The Children’s Home.
Throughout the evening, guests were also treated to entertainment by In The Mood…with plenty of time to shake their booties. Emcee Gab and her musical partner Josh, of The Gab & Josh Show also gave a special musical performance.
All proceeds raised from Shake Your Booties goes directly to support the programs of The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center: Adoption, Child’s Way®, and the Pediatric Specialty Hospital.
About The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, established in 1893, is an independent, non-profit licensed organization that promotes the health and well-being of infants and children through services which establish and strengthen the family. These programs include: Adoption — serving infants, birthparents and persons seeking to adopt, Child’s Way® — a pediatric extended care center serving medically fragile infants and children, and a 16-bed Pediatric Specialty Hospital — infant and pediatric units that provide short-term transitional care from hospital to home for children who are technology dependent and who may suffer from life-threatening illnesses. For more information, please call 412-441-4884 or visit www.childrenshomepgh.org.