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Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 10, 2015 – South Hills Country Club


Cocktails & Silent Auction: 7:00 PM
Dinner & Live Auction: 8:00 PM
Dessert and music by City Heat on the patio: 9:30 PM
This event is a black-tie dress code. For the ladies; evening gowns or cocktail dresses

Single tickets:  $250
Tables of 10:    $2,250 ($225 each)
Tables of 12:    $2,700 ($225 each)



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A Double Diamond Pendant donated by Trinity Jewelers, His & Hers Bulova Precisionist Watches and a Pirates Luxury Box at PNC Park.

The evening starts at 7:00 PM with cocktails and appetizers served in the lounge and on the patio. All the while, the manicured grounds will be transformed into a car show featuring the MINI Marque of the Year and the fantastic cars that our attendees bring that evening.

Opening remarks by WTAE’s Andrew Stockey at 8:00 PM in the ballroom followed by dinner and live auction.  The silent auction will be stocked with racing and automotive items from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  The wonderful evening draws to a close at 11:00 – so we can all get up early and go to the races at Pitt-Race in the morning!

A powerful 8 piece party band, City Heat was created by John Parker in the 90′s, the band City Heat has maintained the same personnel lineup in the Pittsburgh area for over a decade. City Heat’s full band configuration includes 2 male and 2 female lead vocalists, who with all that vocal range can cover a large compilation of musical styles. City Heat keeps every event fresh with enthusiasm and energy that is an integral part of every performance!

Jake Zoller Hoechstetter Printing

Many thanks to our Sponsors, especially Jake Zoller and his great staff at RR Donnelley – Pittsburgh who sponsor the gala and print our fabulous invitations, posters and race programs!
RR Donnelley Pittsburgh

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Dan DelBianco at 412 559-3500. 2014 Gala – Sponsorship Deck sheet

Gala Committee

We’re gearing up for another fabulous event and a big thank you goes to our Committee. We welcome anyone who wants to join the committee – if you are interested in learning more or contributing an auction prize please email Maggie Schmotzer.

John & Maggie Schmotzer – Chairs
Donna Baran
Kim & Bart Buckley
Megan Schmotzer DePaul – Marketing
Melissa Schmotzer Harmon – Silent Auction
Lisa Hrynda – Decorating
Linda Liotus
April Mosites – Silent Auction
Gigi Saladna – PR
Jackie Schratz
Mary Ann Smialek

Your Gala Ticket is Tax Deductible

The PVGP is a 501 (c) (3) organization and any direct donations can be deductible. Any value you receive from a fee paid for a particular event must be subtracted from the ticket cost. For the Black Tie & Tailpipes event the fair market value of the dinner and entertainment is $125.00. You may be able  to deduct the remaining cost you paid per ticket.

Simply Sisters Photography‘s Marsha Green captures the excitement and beauty of our Blacktie Gala. Visit here to view and purchase images from 2013 and 2012.

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Bloomers Floral Studio
643 Allegheny Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139