On Nov. 15 we kicked off our second annual fundraising campaign for Special Olympics Georgia with a benefit dinner - aptly called "Heroes for Heroes" - at Sia's Restaurant here in Johns Creek.
I am proud to say we raised over $25,000 in donations to help the 23,000 intellectually disabled Georgians supported by the non-profit.
I'd like to particularly thank Sia Moshk. With his generous help we were able to put together a fun evening with food from some of Atlanta's top chefs. It was a memorable night and the people who attended truly are heroes for their support of the JCPD's fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Georgia.
Special thanks to Gold Sponsors: CH2MHill, Riley, McClendon LLC, and World Financial Group; and the staff of Sia's, the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, Pano i. Karatassos, Lisa Smith, Doug Turbush, Rogerio Martins, The Alan Knighter Band, Fred Kalil, Chelsea Floral Designs, and About U Media.
A big thank you to the Benefit Committee members from the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce: Jo-Ann McNish, Jessica Farrell, Leighanne Ferguson, Sam Zaretsky, and Trudy Provo.
The fabulous silent auction contributions from the following local businesses - many of them loyal supporters of the JCPD - are greatly appreciated: Anil Bedi, CPA, American Laser, Art Rageous II, Inc., Belk's, Buca Di Beppo, Bonefish Grill, Chet Allenchey, Chili's Grill & Bar, Hilton Garden Inn, HPI Direct, Johns Creek Symphony, Jovan Wellness, Kitchen & Bath Studio, Longhorn's, Muse Salon & Spa, Outback Steakhouse, Perfect Wedding Guide, Self Defense ATL, Stoney River, St. Ives County Club, Standard Club, Starbucks, and Sugo Restaurant.
Sgt. Debra Kalish
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