For the past eight years, we’ve always looked forward to Tax Day. It’s around that time that we’ve held our annual charity benefit, Friends of Friends. This year, we hope to steal some of the IRS’s thunder again as Friends of Friends falls on April 15th.
In it’s 8-year history, Friends of Friends has always been a fun party but we added a theme to the last two versions to reinvigorate the event. “Disco Ball” and “Prom Night” were a lot of fun (and colorful; see below).
This year we’ll have a popular local country singer, Jason Brown, headline the event. We originally were planning to go with an ”Urban Cowboy” theme (the movie was released 30 years ago) but securing Jason was even better–and we can still wear boots (although I don’t know if anyone at Paragon owns a pair).
Hope to see you at People’s on April 15th–you don’t have to be a friend of Paragon to get in so please invite your friends. Purchase tickets at www.yviowa.org/fof. Here are all the details:
Paragon IT Professionals’ Friends of Friends to Benefit Variety, The Children’s Charity
What: “Friends of Friends” featuring Jason Brown—Paragon IT Professionals’ annual fundraiser [benefiting Variety, The Children’s Charity].
When: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 6 p.m. – midnight
Where: People’s, 216 Court Avenue, Des Moines
Details: Friends of Friends will have a slight twang to it this year, a sound that belongs to “one of country music’s most promising up-and-comers.” We’ve lined up country music singer Jason Brown to headline our 8th annual fundraiser! So please join us, Thursday, April 15, at People’s on Court Avenue.
Doors open at 6 p.m., we’ll have some great food and a special acoustic performance by Jason from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Jason is joined by his band at 9, and you’ll hear some great music—he’s a rising act in the country music ranks with five singles that have made the top 100. Get a concert preview here:
Best of all it benefits Variety, The Children’s Charity. Hope to see you there! Tickets are $30 each—visit www.yviowa.org/fof.
What is Friends of Friends? In 2003, the employees of Paragon IT Professionals (
) created an event that attracted more than 300 people to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Iowa. We invited our friends, who invited their friends, and so on. It became an annual event that has raised more than $100,000 for five non-profit organizations in central Iowa.