Industry News: PRESSLEY RIDGE TO HOST 23rd ANNUAL ICE CREAM FUNDAE EVENT PRESENTED BY GRAETER’S ICE CREAM
Ice Cream Fundae is slated for Sunday, August 13th 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
PITTSBURGH, PA – From helping families in the community, to providing foster care services and education for children with special needs – including autism and deafness – Pressley Ridge assists more than 6,800 children and families each year. To raise funds and promote their mission of doing whatever it takes to create success for children and families, Pressley Ridge will continue the more than two-decade long tradition of hosting their Ice Cream Fundae.
On Sunday, August 13th, the 23rd Annual Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae will be held at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium from 6 – 9 p.m. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend this signature fundraising event and enjoy a summer evening filled with ice cream, animals and fun activities.
New this year, the event is presented by Graeter’s Ice Cream, who will donate nearly 400 gallons of handmade ice cream for participating companies to choose a flavor and rename. “Graeter’s Ice Cream is dedicated to contributing to the community through philanthropic initiatives so we are thrilled to be working with such an impactful charitable organization,” said Matthew Hoewll, Senior Store Manager. “We are looking forward to our inaugural Ice Cream Fundae and a successful, long-lasting relationship with Pressley Ridge through this fantastic fundraising event.”
Attendees vote for their favorite flavor throughout the evening, and at the culmination of the event, the winner will receive the coveted “Silver Scoop Trophy” for the best flavor. The reigning 2016 Silver Scoop winner is Mass Mutual’s Good Morning, Sunshine.
“This is a special year for Pressley Ridge as we’re celebrating our 185th anniversary,” said President and CEO Susanne Cole. “This event is a great way to get our partners and supporters together to celebrate our mission and ensure that we can continue serving children and families in all of our communities.”
In addition to the sights and sounds of the animals and aquatic life at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Ice Cream Fundae will also feature kids’ activities, including face painting and mascots, as well as musical entertainment. Ticket prices are: $50 for a family four-pack, $25 for individual tickets (ages 13+) and $10 for kids ages 4-12. Ages 3 and under are free. Visit pressleyridge.org/pghicecream for tickets and more information.
ABOUT PRESSLEY RIDGE
For the past 185 years, Pressley Ridge has done whatever it takes to create success for children and families. Pressley Ridge’s innovative programming provides the foundation for building stronger families while constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. From helping families in the community, to providing foster care services and educating children with special needs, including autism and deafness, Pressley Ridge empowers kids and families with the ability and confidence to succeed. Pressley Ridge serves communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. For more information visit www.pressleyridge.org.
ABOUT GRAETER’S ICE CREAM
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using a small batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. The Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 40 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. For more information go to www.graeters.com.