Martini Shake Off Supports HAVlife Foundation Print
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Written by Audra Cornwell   
Thursday, 18 February 2010 08:52

Davenport, IA – On Thursday, February 18, downtown at the Redstone Room, thirteen local establishments will participate in the 2010 Martini Shake Off. The bartenders will compete for titles of the best traditional martini, best fruit martini, best dessert, best bartender’s choice and the People’s Choice award.

This year’s Martini Shake Off will feature martini samples from Bass Street Chop House, Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, Carriage Haus, Granite City, Icons, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Kilkenny’s, McClellan Stockade, Nan’s Piano Bar, Pints, Red Crow Grille, Steventon’s and Woodfire Grill, while enjoying appetizers and the sounds of Ellis Kell, Andrew Landers, Matt Podschweit, Terry Hanson & Ron Wilson. There will also be the chance to bid on silent auction items as well as a 50/50 cash raffle.

Event proceeds will benefit the HAVlife Foundation, established four years ago in honor of Hunter Aaron Vondran, who passed away at the young age of 13 due to injuries sustained in a tragic accident. Hunter was an avid athlete and musician who had a passion for living life to the fullest. In his short 13 years, Hunter managed to inspire the people around him to do the same and left his message in their hearts when he passed. His parents, Michael and Brenda Vondran, along with his brother Baron, set up the HAVlife Foundation in order to do good things in Hunter’s honor. The proceeds from the foundation stay in the local middle schools to prevent lost potential of today’s youth by supporting music and athletic programs in our schools and throughout the Quad Cities community. HAVlife strives to honor Hunter’s memory by supporting children and their pursuit of a full life, as Hunter would have wanted. During this year’s event Davenport Community Schools and Rock Island Community School District superintendants will be presented with additional funding to support ongoing HAVlife Youth Enrichment Scholarships. Presentation to take place at 8:00pm.

The event will begin at 5:30pm and last until 9:00pm.

Tickets are $45 per person, or $75 for a couple.

For more information or to purchase tickets please call 563.355.2200 or contact us via email – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .