Tomorrow night is the Spark Program’s annual fundraiser Sugar Rush.  We attended last year and had a great time.  We are going back this year.  I mean, you get to eat choSugar Rush 2013colate (and other decadent desserts) and drink wine while supporting a very worthy cause.  Who could ask for anything more?  Spark is a super program that supports at risk middle school students, giving them real world work experience and teaching them job skills.  The event provides much needed funding support for their on-going work. All the details are in the article below:







Go Do This: Spark’s Sugar Rush Fundraiser


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We here at SFist are always on the lookout for ways to stuff out faces with treats, especially if it’s guilt-free and for a good cause. Enter the 6th annual Sugar Rush, a dessert and wine fundraiser for the community nonprofit Spark, which engages at-risk middle school students through hands-on apprenticeships. This year’s event will take place November 7th at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, and a bevy of sweets and drinks will be on offer to go along with your philanthropic support.Bites from Chez Panisse, Delfina, Farallon, George’s, Let’s Be Frank, Oola, Scala’s Bistro, and more are in the works, as well as beer, wine and bubbly from local producers. We have it on good authority that Oola’s chef Ola Fendert will prepare his famous ribs and rib sliders, while Farallon’s pastry chef Terri Wu tells SFist that she plans to serve an almond raspberry cake with Valrhona Opalys ganache, fig raspberry pate au fruit, and Cognac Dudognon bittersweet chocolate truffle.

Also included in the proceedings are a silent auction, raffle and photobooth. Perhaps best of all, cocktail attire is requested, so you’ll finally get a chance to bust out that snazzy bowtie you’re not so sure you can pull off (you can!).

6th Annual Sugar Rush Bay Area
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
Thursday, November 7, 2013
7:30pm – 11:00 pm
General Admission: $75

You can see the original article here.

This truly promises to be a great event so come on out and help support this important Bay Area cause (the calories don’t count when you are supporting a good cause).

Jim was born in Oakland and with the exception of his 7 years in the Air Force, has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area his entire life. He is an avid fan of San Francisco and its surrounds and enjoys the beauty, culture and diversity it affords. He enjoys being able to take day trips to the ocean, the desert or to some of the highest peaks on the continent. He likes having the ability to travel from a metropolis with millions of people to a quiet spot with only nature around him within a few hours of driving time.