The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston, is hosting the 16th annual "Celebrity Bartending Night" to benefit the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation. The event runs from 5 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22. Foundation board member Gary Strenkoski is event chairman.
This year's bartenders include Andrew Peters, a Buffalo Sabres alum; Ruben Brown, a Buffalo Bills alum; Nicholas Picholas of Kiss 98.5; Kevin LuVollo of "Spiel the Wine"; Adam Benigni of WGRZ-TV Channel 2; Annette Tomlin of First Niagara Bank; David Karwick of Key Investment Services; Tracy Paonessa of Anda, Inc.; Nick Zawacki of ARCEU Local 4265; Bill Jakobi, AFL CIO community service liaison-CWA Local 1117; Michael Broderick and Robin Faulring of Orange Cat Coffee Co.; Marc Mazur of DuBois Physical Therapy; and Kendra Faustin of Niagara University.
Event sponsors include Mr. and Mrs. C. Anthony Frieri, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Salvadore, KeyBank, Capital Management Group, DuBois Physical Therapy, TNBPA, Strenkoski Brothers Construction, Buffalo Cabinetry and LocalEdge.
Tickets will be available at the door for $10 each and include a high-end basket auction, split club drawing, door prizes and finger foods. Celtic Cross Duo will provide live music on the patio. There will be a live auction of a Buffalo Sabres "Media Game Day Experience," which includes two game tickets with press box seats, a meet-and-greet at the morning skate, a tour of the locker room, the opportunity to interview a player and attendance at the postgame news conference.
All proceeds and tips benefit programs and services provided to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation serves people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities across Niagara County. Its mission is to provide a long-term source of financial support that ensures people with developmental disabilities have opportunities toward independence and integration within the community.