Pittsburgh's 50 Finest

Published On July 8, 2011 | By Kymbo Slice | Community

Oh, to be young, single, have a successful career and the world at your fingertips! Some people can dream, and some people are livin’ the dream. Each year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western PA nominates 50 individuals to raise money and awareness for the cause. You might have seen some 50 Finest events here and there around town or on the Facebooks, but what you don’t realize is some of these events are actually pretty cool!

Take, for example, tonight’s CF fundraiser at Stage AE – hosted by two nominees, Renee Lutz and Allison Potter, featuring a ton of sweet local bands and raffles from some top destinations and sport teams in the city. The lineup includes Caleb Lovely, Joy Ike, Nomad, Anthony Rankin, 28 North, Meeting of Important People and Lovebettie. There’s something that’s sure to cater to everyone’s musical tastes. Be sure to bring extra cash for some of these sweet auction items:

●Overnight accommodations at 6 premier Pittsburgh hotels
●Free slot play at Rivers Casino
●Gift certificates for dinner around town
●Stage AE box seat tickets to Death Cab for Cutie and Lynyrd Skynrd
●Gold Level tickets to Meza Clay-War on the Shore at Rivers Casino
●Coach purse
●Tickets to the PSO & CLO
●Couples massage at Osiris Wellness and Day Spa
●Gateway Clipper Fleet Captain’s Dinner Dance Cruise
●Pittsburgh Pirates gift basket, infield box level tickets, Paul Maholm autographed baseball & Neil Walker autographed baseball
●In-home cooking demonstration for 4 prepared by Chef Mark Larimer Jr. on behalf of Market District
●Rania’s cooking class
●Penguins tickets, Evgeni Malkin autographed mini helmet & Pascal Dupuis autographed puck
●One year subscription to DirecTV Systems
●Samsung Suede phone & three month Muve Music plan
●Private 2hour photo session & retouched 5×7 photo album from Boudoir with Cyndy Meyer
●Rashard Mendenhall hand signed NFL Authentic game ball
●Golf for 4 at Treesdale Golf and Country Club

There are going to be some happy peeps walkin’ outta that place tonight! Can’t make the event? Donate to Renee here.

Another cool 50 finest event to take note of is coming up July 23 at Bakery Square. B/Side is an art and fashion extravaganza hosted by Martin P, one of this year’s nominees. At $65 a pop, this event includes a gift bag filled with goodies and complimentary food and bevs – alcoholic, of course! Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Take a peek at all the upcoming 50 Finest events here. Get to know the 50 nominees here. Forget about that .25 cents a day to feed starving children crap – get off your ass, donate or volunteer, support a charity that YOU care about, and make a difference! You never know how good it feels until you try. You might just like it!

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