7/3/2012 – Bartenders to Battle It Out in Support of Community Living, Inc. at the 10th Annual Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge

ST. CHARLES, MO, July 3, 2012… For the 10th year in a row, volunteer bartenders from St. Charles County will go head-to-head in a battle to raise the most money for Community Living, Inc. and earn the coveted “Big Kahuna” title. Area residents are invited to cheer on their favorite teams at the event, which will take place on Thursday, July 26, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Side Pockets, located at 1439 Bass Pro Dr. in St. Charles.

This year’s Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge will kick off with a special VIP event from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For $20, VIPs will receive a beverage, appetizers, reserved seating, the opportunity to mix and mingle with a local celebrity, and a raffle ticket to enter into a drawing for the chance to win a special prize.

Following the VIP event, volunteer bartenders will work for one hour to raise the most money, with all proceeds, including tips and the $5 cover charge, benefiting Community Living’s programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County. The team that raises the most money will win the 2012 “Big Kahuna” title.

“The popularity of the Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge has skyrocketed and is one of St. Charles’ most anticipated summer events,” said Barbara James, Annual Giving Coordinator for Community Living. “The evening gives individuals the chance to party with friends, while supporting a great cause.”

Those interested in learning more about the Big Kahuna Bartender Challenge, joining one of the volunteer bartending teams, purchasing a VIP ticket or making a donation to CLI can call (636) 970-2800 or visit www.cliservices.org.

Enriching the lives of people with disabilities.  This mission has guided Community Living to be a premier provider of programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County. Family Support Services merged with Community Living in 2010, and now the agency’s mission and programs reach over 800 individuals and their families. From children to seniors, Community Living provides people with disabilities the opportunity to learn, live, grow, and play in the community, which makes the community inclusive, diverse and a better place to live.  For more information about Community Living, visit www.cliservices.org.

For more information, contact:

Shelene Treptow, The Hauser Group, (314) 436-9090

Barbara James, Community Living, Inc. (636) 970-2800, ext. 3081