February 2, 2010

Ben's Benefit

"I just wanted to give back to the community that has given me so much..."
-- DC United's Ben Olsen

On Thursday, January 28th, DC United's Ben Olsen hosted The Ben Olsen & Friends Art Exhibition and Reception to benefit Bread for the City. The event was held at The Fridge and featured new art by local artists, Judy Cox, Ben Ferry, Peter Loge, Hannah Robinett, Michael Weber, and Stacy Zarin-Goldberg. Additional sponsors for this event include catering by Occasions Caterers, dessert from Farmers & Fishers, and drinks from Pearson's Wine and Liquor as well as Premium Distributors.

This brand new venture was a huge success. Nearly 150 folks packed out The Fridge and well over $5,000 was raised — all to benefit Bread for the City. (That's enough for us to feed 227 families of 4 this month) This event was also a fabulous precursor for our 20th Annual Art with a Heart gala coming up on March 18 at the Capital Hilton. Get your tickets today!

We'd like to thank Ben Olsen for coming to us with the vision for this event. And, of course, we especially thank each of the artists who donated their time and talent to the event. Without them this event would not be possible! Thank you for all who attended and we hope to see you at our 20th Art with a Heart in March!

Additional pictures of the event can be found here courtesy of www.brightestyoungthings.com. More photos courtesy of Jessica Del Vecchio Photography coming soon!

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