The 11th Annual Draper’s Little Puff is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2010, and tickets are on sale now. The event will be held on the Rooftop Terrace of 101 Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, DC. The event begins with cocktails at 6 PM and the full program and auction starting an hour later.
Organizations that will benefit from the events proceeds include:
The Erik Kristensen Memorial Scholarship Fund at Gonzaga College High School: LCDR Erik Kristensen, SEAL Team 10, courageously gave his life for his teammates and country in 2005 while serving in Afghanistan. The Kristensen Scholarship was established by his family, friends and classmates to benefit two worthy Gonzaga students from military families.
The Pat Krimm Scholarship Fund at DeMatha Catholic High School: Pat Krimm helped establish the hockey program at the Hyattsville, MD school. Funds raised provide financial aid for students who would not otherwise be able to attend DeMatha.
The Anne Berman Memorial Scholarship: Named for the wife of a loyal Drapers customer, the Berman Scholarship offers financial assistance to women pursuing advanced degrees in the sciences.
“Draper’s success has always been based on personal relationships,” states John Anderson, co-owner, “the industry veterans join us from throughout the globe, but our customers also make the effort to come out, from as close as Alexandria and the District to as far as Colorado and Washington State.”
“We have a great time each year, but everyone attending knows the causes supported by The Little Puff are extremely personal to us. Our friends and customers take the causes to heart and make this event a success year after year,” concluded Matt Krimm, co-owner. Krimm was a friend of the late Erik Kristensen and is the son of Pat Krimm the former hockey coach of DeMatha Catholic High school.
Over the past 11 years, the Little Puff events have raised close to $500,000 for various charitable causes.
Several ticket categories are available: VIP (limited to 25, gains you early access and exclusive giveaways) at $600, General Admission (limited to 225) at $175 and non-smoker (limited to 50) at $100.
To purchase tickets contact Drapers at (202) 638-2555 beginning at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, August 17, 2010.