ATLANTIC CITY — United Way of Atlantic County will officially kick-off its annual community fundraising campaign Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5:30pm as part of Tropicana’s hugely successful fourth annual “Taste of the Quarter.”
Proceeds from the annual campaign benefit 62 local programs and services provided by 40 local health and human service agencies throughout Atlantic County. This year’s campaign goal will be announced by campaign chairman Richard Dovey, president of Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA). A VIP reception and presentation will held in the Castanet Room on the 4th floor of the Trop’s Havana Tower at 5:30pm. Taste of the Quarter events will start 6pm.
For a ticket price of $30 at the door, attendees receive a special wristband that allows them to savor all of the food and beverage specials at participating venues in The Quarter. Tickets are available at the IMAX box office or online by going here.
Participating locations include: Carmine’s of New York (eggplant parmesan), Cuba Libre (coctel de camarones, a Cuban-style shrimp cocktail with avocado salsa), FIN: A Seafood Experience (lobster bisque shooters), Il Verdi (gnocchi gratinati), Palm Restaurant (meatball sliders), P.F. Chang’s (Chang’s spicy chicken and fried rice), Red Square (strawberries Romanoff), A Dam Good Sports Bar (taco bar), A Time for Wine (wine samplings), Classic Cake (A chocolate fountain sampling from master chef Robert Bennett, as featured on Fabulous Cakes), Corky’s (BBQ pork sliders), Create a Cone (Italian water ice), Godiva Chocolatier (tempting chocolate samples), Hooters (boneless chicken wings), James’ Salt Water Taffy (taffy samples), Mrs. Fields Cookies (brownies, cookies and their famous cookie and cream chiller), Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store (assortment of dips and baked goods), Planet Rose Karaoke Bar (signature drink featuring Pucker vodka), Providence (specialty cocktail and a free theatrical show and after party starting at 8pm), RíRá Irish Pub (pulled BBQ beef brisket on a brioche roll), Starbucks Coffee (coffee samplings), Zeytinia (cookies).
All proceeds from this event benefit United Way of Atlantic County.