Summary

Addressing the education needs of “life challenged” teens and low income individuals/families will be the backdrop at Blue Martini on March 7th, 2013. With a strong entertainment line up including Chris Parker with 98.7 The Peak, Duffy King of the Crown Kings, and various local and national celebrities, it will be more than just an opportunity to give to a great cause. Those attending will want to get there at 5P sharp to take advantage of the drink and appetizer offers, incredible silent auction products/services array and to pick up their live auction bidder’s paddle! Included in the live auction, being held around 7PM, will be exclusive club golf packages, a private jet trip and hotel stays in Vegas, a ski package weekend including lift tickets for four at Heavenly Ski Resort and a special feature including a hosted dinner to be served exclusively by some of Phoenix Metro’s finest firefighters.

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Phoenix, AZ— E.A.R.N. (Educational Assistant Resources Network) (http://ed-assist.org), was founded to assist low-income individuals/families and “life challenged” teens reach critical education milestones. John Martin, General Partner at Blue Martini Phoenix, found out about this organization and was ready to offer his full backing. “I was aware of the high school dropout statistics for our country, but not as educated on the reasons why,” states Mr. Martin. “Helping E.A.R.N. help struggling teens is simply a no-brainer,” he concludes. Leeann Verret, of Prospect Mortgage (an event sponsor) agrees. “I truly relate to the struggles of single mothers trying to get on track by going back to school to provide a better life for their family. I am anxious to see the impact that our “Single Mother Centerpiece” donations will make for them.”

“Silent and Live Auction Sponsor support has been overwhelming and we want to thank our key sponsors such as Blue Martini, Prospect Mortgage, Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Franklin Virtual Schools, Teen Challenge of Arizona, Impact Church, and Carson Valley Inn, says David Hooser, E.A.R.N. President. “This event will help us keep a spotlight on the difficulties faced by deserving, low-income (often unemployed) adults and life-challenged teens (many homeless, abused or in rehab) in their efforts to better their lives and their communities,” stated Mr. Hooser. “Efficient education programs and support delivered to this demographic through EARN (http://ed-assist.org) will result in strengthening communities nationwide,” he added.

To recap, Blue Martini “Gives Back” will be held on March 7th, 2013, from 5P to approximately 7:30PM. It will feature participant benefits like drink coupons and free appetizers, live entertainment, local and national celebrities and incredible silent and live auction packages and an eye opening awareness of a continuing struggle faced by so many deserving individuals in our communities.

ABOUT (Educational Assistant Resources Network): E.A.R.N., a non-profit education assistance organization, is building stronger communities, one disadvantaged student at a time. With your help, we are empowering students of all socio-economic status, age, gender, and race, to improve their lives and the lives of their families by completing their high school level educations. E.A.R.N. funding is helping them to become contributors to not consumers of their communities. Learn more, volunteer, or donate by visiting www.ed-assist.org.

ABOUT: Teen Challenge of Arizona was founded in 1965, and today has six residential recovery centers, each with a 250-bed capacity. The centers comprise an adolescent girls’ center, an adolescent boys’ center, a center for women and children, and three men’s centers. Nationally, Teen Challenge has 245 centers with approximately 7,400 beds.

ABOUT: Franklin Virtual High School (FVHS) caters to teens and adults seeking to fulfill high school education requirements or equivalency as full- or part-time students. The school, which was founded in 2009 to offer 100 percent online education, is accredited by Advanc-Ed (http://www.Advanc-Ed.org), parent organization for SACS, NCA, and NWAC, and BBB A+ rated. As a private enterprise, FVHS is a tuition-based educational institution that does not compete with public or charter schools for government funds. FVHS students are seeking to achieve a variety of goals, from career advancement to continuing their education, whether at trade/vocational schools, private schools and community colleges, or at major universities.

ABOUT: Blue Martini is known as the beautiful upscale lounge and live entertainment bar in Phoenix! Equipped with an outdoor patio bar, tantalizing tapas menu and an upscale cocktail lounge, Blue Martini Phoenix is the hot spot for both locals and visitors. Our patio bar, stage area, and VIP lounge create a new exciting aura wrapped up in one experience at Blue Martini. Not only does Blue Martini Phoenix offer private party’s and chic events… our fabulous Happy Hour is 7 days a week featuring discounts on our entire menu!                                    #                #                #