Acoustic music floats into our ears. There’s laughter and conversation brewing around us. Lights draped from above become aglow as the sun sets beyond the hotel’s courtyard. The clink of glasses can be heard as new friends toast to an evening of giving back.
Our 4th Annual Cocktails to benefit Kids Play was not only a fundraiser, it was a chance for guests and Olympians to come together to share their passion for sports, education, and traveling with a purpose. We are excited to share that this was our most successful event to date! With over 150 guests in attendance, Three-time Olympian and Founder Tracy Evans introduced the outstanding group of Olympians who also made an appearance. We had several guests attending the evening’s festivities who will be traveling on a Kids Play Volunteer Trip this summer with Olympic Silver Medalist, Jaime Komer. We also unveiled our new Kids Play International Video, sharing our program and future goals.
* To see all the photos of this special event by Lee Roth, please click here.
Olympians and Athlete Ambassadors:
- Tracy Evans – 3x Olympian, Freestyle Skiing; Founder
- Jaime Komer – 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, Water Polo; Athlete Ambassador
- April Ross – 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Beach Volleyball; Athlete Ambassador
- Angela Hucles – 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Soccer; Athlete Ambassador
- Erin Hamlin – 2x Olympian, Luge; Athlete Ambassador
- Anne Poulin – Former Professional Soccer Player; Athlete Ambassador
- Jen Kessy – 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Beach Volleyball
- Pam Shriver – 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist, Tennis
- Elsie (Windes) Wenger – 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist and 2012 Gold Medalist, Water Polo
- Curt Bader – 2x Olympian, Kayaking
- Cathy Marino – 2x Olympian, Kayaking
- Tasha Danvers – 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2x Olympian, Track and Field
- Katherine Starr – 2x Olympian, Swimming
- Tamara Christopherson – 2000 Olympian, Canoe/Kayak
- Lorrie Fair – 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist, Soccer
- Landon Donovan – Olympian, Soccer
Special Thanks to:
Lee Roth of Roth Stock Digital Media (photography), Kevin Miso (music), Uncorked Hermosa (wine tasting), Shade Hotel (location), and all those who donated their time, services, and product to the event!