Best Charity Benefit
Long considered the close of Atlanta’s social season, Toy Party, put on by For the Kid in all of Us (www.forthekid.org), collects thousands of toys and dollars to provide children with holiday gifts. The Joining Hearts Pool Party (www.joininghearts.org), scheduled for July 21, nabbed second place as it raises funds to support housing for people with HIV. Atlanta’s HRC Gala Dinner (www.atlantahrcdinner.org), a black-tie event in May which raises money for the national Human Rights Campaign, finished third.
Just prior to heading to Minneapolis to participate in an international tournament in mid June, members of the Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club are bringing out their roller skates for a benefit to raise money for the trip.
The Shiny Rugby Balls roller disco party June 12 will be the final fundraiser before the team heads to the Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Tournament, a.k.a. the Bingham Cup.