Sixth Annual Flavors of the Gaslamp
06/22/2013 - 6:00pm
We are proud to announce the Sixth Annual Flavors of the Gaslamp slated for Saturday, June 22, 2013 at The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The 2013 highlighted charity is Multiple Sclerosis. Flavors will be hosted by San Diego’s own six-time Pro Bowl Cornerback and ESPN Analyst, Eric Allen, New York Jet and San Diego Fan Favorite Antonio Garay, and San Diego Charger Vincent Brown. Vincent joins our team in honor of his former San Diego State teammate, Tyler Campbell.
Flavors of the Gaslamp Sponsorship
Tyler Campbell(son of Hall of Fame Legend, Earl Campbell) was a running back for San Diego State University in 2006 and 2007. Prior to the start of his senior year, Tyler was diagnosed with MS. Tyler did not want to be a distraction and kept his diagnosis a secret. He played his final season at SDSU with MS. Tyler is an Ambassador for Pro Player Foundation and the National MS Society. Eric Allen’s nephew, Alfonso also is battling this challenging disease.
The Pro Player Foundation addresses the needs of those diagnosed with MS by raising funds and awareness through special events and programs. Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable and often disabling disease that disturbs the flow of information from the brain, through the central nervous system, and to the muscle. Patients diagnosed with MS show symptoms of frequent tingling and numbness, and severe cases often result in blindness and paralysis.
Flavors of the Gaslamp features tasting stations from the some of the Gaslamp’s award winning restaurants. Restaurants which have previously participated at Flavors include: Asti Ristorante, Bice, Candela’s, Chocolat, Cupcake Love, D Bar, House of Blues, La Fiesta, Monsoon, Morton’s, Osteria Panevino, RA Sushi, Rama, Ruth’s Chris, SaltBox, Soleik@K, Suite & Tender, Urban Bar & Grill and Zen Café. Previous drink specialties have kindly been provided by Crispin Cider, DLush, ONEHope Wine, Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy, Svedka, Smart & Vitamin Water, and Stone Brewing Company. C.H. Projects will be showcasing their overall cocktail programs (Craft & Commerce, Noble Experiment, El Dorado, Polite Provisions) and featuring the IPA cocktail.
Guests in attendance have had the opportunity to mingle, take pictures and get autographs from a number of different current and former professional athletes including Earl Campbell, Lorenzo Neal, Eric Allen, David Binn, Vincent Brown, Quentin Jammer, Jacques Cesaire, Luis Castillo, Darren Bennett, Mat McBriar, Randall McDaniel, Antonio Garay, Michael Husted, Nick Folk, Mike Goff, La’Roi Glover, Steve Gregory, Legedu Naanee, Kendall Reyes, Cam Thomas, Hank Bauer, Tim Dwight and Peter Clifford.
The live auction has featured several weeklong trips to destinations like Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, Spain, France and the Caribbean. One-of-a–kind experiences include football camps with current and former pro athletes, unique experiences at sporting events, a private beach BBQ at the prestigious Monarch Bay Beach Club, and private invitations to Club 33 at Disneyland. The silent auction is always loaded with great items to bid on like weekend trips to Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and Sedona, golf outings, resort and spa packages, tickets to upcoming concerts, and specialty sports memorabilia items like signed balls, jerseys, helmets, pictures and plaques.
Please join us for what is always a memorable evening in support of a great cause!