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Ryan Miller’s “Catwalk for Charity” returns with 1920’s flair

The
Roaring 20’s will make their snazzy return to the Town Ballroom on Sunday,
February 8th, when Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller hosts his
third-annual “Catwalk for Charity III” event at the former speakeasy. The event
starts at 6:00 PM. Get your tickets at
www.thesteadfastfoundation.com. They’re going fast.
There are also a few sponsorship packages still available.  

If
you’ve attended the previous incarnations of Catwalk at either Babeville in
2007 or the Statler in 2008, you know that this is a party not to be missed.
Please note, this is strictly a 21 and over event and will be enforced at the
door.

“When
you hear about the notorious history of the Town Ballroom, it was only natural
that we would be going with a Roaring 20’s, prohibition, speakeasy theme this
year,” said Miller. “It’s fascinating to hear that Al Capone is rumored to have
hung out there, or that people like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Miles Davis
and other famous performers played the Ballroom’s stage, and now the Buffalo
Sabres! It’s going to be a creative location for this year’s fundraiser.”

Attendees
are encouraged to get into the “swing” of things by wearing flapper dresses,
pinstriped suits and fedoras, although all other dress and jeans are always
welcomed!  Prizes will be awarded
for the best 1920’s outfits. However, if you don something fun or funky, you’ll
fit right in.  If you want to look
stylish for a night on the town, check out Miller’s www.shoptherefinery.com
for some hot current fashions.

Miller
has once again teamed up with Buffalo events authority Therese Forton-Barnes,
and her team, to create a newly themed event at a new venue. As with the
previous “Catwalk” events, there will be an incredible live and silent auction,
which is certainly a spectator sport all in itself (see www.thesteadfastfoundation.com
for a list of auction items). A wide-array of performers will be taking the
stage, including The Paul Safy Quintet, 
Big Band Sounds by The Pyramid Dance Band with Jack Civiletto, and Justin
Kubiak’s Bareback Jack. As with any Miller event, expect a lot of the
unexpected, with many celebrities and Buffalo’s hobnobbers enjoying a fantastic
evening for a tremendous cause.

Once
again, top notch Buffalo restaurants are supporting Miller’s fundraising
efforts. Participating restaurants are Black & Blue, Trattoria Aroma,
Nektar, Illio DiPaolo’s, Tempo, Torches, Dessert Deli, Encore, Snooty Fox, La
Tee Da and The Wine Thief. 

One
other special note – the event will use the Town Ballroom’s Washington Street
entrance, as the Main Street Entrance will be closed. Valet parking will be
available. 

The Steadfast Foundation mission is dedicated to assisting those
afflicted and affected by the consequences of cancer, and especially childhood
forms of the disease. The foundation’s goals are to use our resources to
provide patients and their families support to help improve their circumstances
and attitude and give them the best environment and a better ability to battle
the disease.

Town Ballroom

Sunday, February 8

6PM

Tickets

Photo credit: Joe Cascio

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