Celebrity Bartenders Raise Record Cash for UPH
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Eight corporate celebrity bartending teams combined to raise over $44,000 in tips in just four hours to benefit Universal Preservation Hall’s (UPH) renovation on Thursday, May 17, at the Sixth Annual Shaken + Stirred Celebrity Bartending Contest at Prime at Saratoga National. As a reference point, note that this number easily doubled last year’s event dollar raised – and further, Thursday’s top two finishers – DeCrescente Distributing co. – ($12,024) and The Adirondack Trust Company ($11,520) each set fundraising records, and these two alone combined surpassed last year’s event total!
All eight teams made mighty, mighty contributions towards UPH’s drive to opening night – and worthy of saluting. In order of appearance, they are:
As always, the biggest winner is you – because of your contributions, Saratoga Springs will shortly have another world-class performance venue in its midst. And in that spirit, we present a gallery of over 250 photos of you and your friends shakin’, stirrin’, sippin’ and tippin’! Enjoy!
GALLERY OF WINNERS: CURTAIN UP!
Friends, I wrote this at the end of last year’s event, and it’s even more true today: “It is clear that this community wants a completely renovated UPH to be – and so it shall. On my very first meeting with UPH’s Teddy Foster, she told me that “failure is not an option,” and she has assembled such a great team and mass support to assure that that statement is true.”
And it will be true soon…
May 19, 2018