The Williamsport Crosscutters have teamed up with Advancing Communities by Educating and Serving (A.C.E.S.) North America in announcing The Dominican Plate - An Evening of Dominican Dining and Dancing with the Cutters.
The event will be held on Monday, August 5 in the Grand Ballroom of the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Doors open at 5:30pm with a Dominican-style dinner served at 6:30pm.
The buffet dinner of traditional Dominican fare will be served by members of the Williamsport Crosscutters who hail from the Dominican Republic, along with some of their teammates.
Proceeds from the event will benefit A.C.E.S. North America, an organization working to create sustainable development projects in the Dominican Republic. The charity, founded in Williamsport in 2005, uses all-volunteer personnel for its operations.
A.C.E.S. Founder Linell Stabler stated, "Teaming up with the Crosscutters for this Dominican fundraiser is a fun match for our mission of helping people in the Dominican Republic. Williamsport folks learning about Dominican food, dancing, and the service work of A.C.E.S. in the beautiful ballroom of the Genetti Hotel will be delighted."
In addition, the night will feature silent and live auctions of sports memorabilia and other items.
"We jumped at the opportunity to help out such a worthy charity that does outstanding work in an area of the world many of our players call home," said Gabe Sinicropi the team's Vice-President of Marketing and Public Relations.
The Genetti has agreed to donate kitchen services and the Grand Ballroom for this charity event.
Tickets for The Dominican Plate are $20 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $150. Tickets can be purchased at the Crosscutters offices at Bowman Field, Genetti Hotel, R.E. Smith, and The Country Store. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (570) 326-3389.
For more information on A.C.E.S. log on to www.acesnorthamerica.org.
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