The Mario Batali Foundation Goes on the Road for Swing Session Las Vegas
Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic Presented by The Coca-Cola Company with special guests Morgan Spurlock and Michael Symon
April 16, 2014 - New York City. The Mario Batali Foundation (MBF) will host back-to-back events this May - Swing Session Las Vegas and The Beef & Barolo Extravaganza. 100% of ticket sales from both events will benefit the Mario Batali Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that children are well read, well fed and well cared for. MBF is thrilled that Bon Appétit is a sponsor of these events and has included us in their Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit lineup of exciting events.
On Saturday, May 10th, MBF brings its famed Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic to Las Vegas’s Cascata. Join celebrities and world-class chefs for an amazing day of gourmet food and golf. The Las Vegas classic promises to be the ultimate gastronomic event as guests hit the greens to eat, drink and swing their way through a memorable day of golf and deliciousness alongside MBF Founder Mario Batali, Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, Michael Symon, Morgan Spurlock and many more. Guests will escape the bustle of the Strip while enjoying cuisine from Las Vegas’s most celebrated restaurants including:
B&B Burger & Beer B&B Ristorante CUT by Wolfgang Puck Emeril’s Restaurants Raku
Golfers at previous Swing Session golf events have included President Bill Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, PGA Tour star Hunter Mahan, musicians Edge and Mike Mills, chefs Emeril Lagasse, Ming Tsai, and actors Billy Crudup, Andy Garcia and Josh Charles. Many will return this year to beat their scores and enjoy a fun-filled day benefitting the Mario Batali Foundation. “I could not be more excited to take Swing Session on the road,” says Mario Batali. “It is, without a doubt, my favorite event we’ve hosted. There is no better way to raise funds and awareness for MBF.”
The fun continues Saturday evening with a Beef & Barolo Extravaganza at Mario’s CarneVino Italian Steakhouse. Guests will sample the restaurant’s exclusive brand of organic, super-prime beef paired with the pride of the Italian Peninsula: Barolo wines. A limited number of tickets to Beef & Barolo are available to non-golfers.
MBF is thankful for the support of its sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Bon Appétit Magazine, Southern Wine and Spirits, and Apollo Jets.
To purchase tickets and to get more information about MBF Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic, please contact Susan Marzano at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 679-1633