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Weekend Pick: Walter Thurmond's Charity Cocktail Party at Shadow Boxers

Following the rush of the preseason game against the New England Patriots, join the New York Giant's Walter Thurmond as he kicks off his new foundation with an exclusive, chic cocktail party in the heart of NYC. To launch the Walter Thurmond Foundation for Arts and Education, there will be a sophisticated soiree held at Shadow Boxers. This new bar and restaurant will host several of Thurmond’s teammates who wish to support the cause, as well as appearances by Fabolous, Nicole Murphy from VH1’s Hollywood Exes, members of NY Knicks, and of course, many of his festive and charitable fans.

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The Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game Brings in Big Names, Big Money

Last night we were one in the captivated crowd for the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game that took place at Barclays center in Brooklyn. Presented by CC Sabathia and Robinson Cano, along with Roc Nation Sports, the event was held to aid Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation, as well as Cano’s RC22 Foundation, which both seek to boost opportunities for undeserved youth in such areas as education, wellness and fitness.

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Weekend Pick: Pints & Pinball for Pups

Do you love arcade games? How about booze, puppies, and charity? Yeah, we thought so.

Brace for an incredible Thursday evening, all for a great cause. Pints & Pinball for Pups at Emporium Arcade Bar is throwing a booze-fueled night with all your retro faves, including Ms. Pac Man and Space Invaders. Your ticket gets you three hours of drinks and snacks as well as a heap of arcade tokens.

The proceeds will go to the incredible organization VALOR (Veterans Advancing Lives Of Rescues), which pairs returning veterans with troubled rescue dogs as the veterans work to train and socialize them.

What: Pints & Pinball for Pups

When: Thursday, August 21st, 6pm

Where: Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL

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Weekend Pick: Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's

Cure that hangover from your weekend by enjoying unlimited pancakes. In turn, you will be supporting Bebashi - Transition to Hope's Hunger Relief Program, as well as our 3 HIV+ support groups. For just $7.00, feed yourself with yummy unlimited pancakes and also feed those in need!

What: Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's

When: Sunday, August 17th, 8am-10am

Where: Applebee's, 2501 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia, PA

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Bid On The Chance To Meet Garth Brooks

This is your chance to bid on a meet & greet with Garth Brooks and the opportunity to attend his sold-out September 6th concert in Chicago! Proceeds from the auction benefit Liberty Hill. Liberty Hill advances movements for social change through a strategic combination of grants, leadership training and alliance building. Liberty Hill is focused on promoting change. They invest in community organizing — the process of bringing people together and helping them realize their power. Through organizing, people transform their own lives and learn the power of collective action, laying the foundation for lasting social change.

The auction runs until August 10. To make a bid, click here.

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The 17th Annual Super Saturday

The 17th Annual Super Saturday took place this past weekend in the Hamptons. The event, which raises funds for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) was hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan. The packed fundraiser is the ultimate garage sale -- complete with designer goods from over 200 prominent designers, a kids carnival and activities, gourmet treats and a luxury raffle.

Not only did guests partake in a day long shopping extravaganza, but they could also stop by Priv's Braid Bar to update their do, get a psychic reading by Betsy Wahmann, and even strike a pose for the Rolls-Royce photo booth. For each shared photo, Rolls-Royce made a donation to OCRF. Additionally, Decades founder Cameron Silver curated 'Cameron's Corner,' which featured both vintage and modern clothing and accessories, while the 'Designers A to Zoe' booth by Rachel Zoe features pieces from her favorite designers.

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Stephen Baldwin and Over 200 Others Help Support Haiti at the Edeyo Gives Hope Ball

Over 200 people attended Unik Ernest and Michael Pradieu’s 3rd Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wedneday, July 16th, 2014 at the historic Liberty Theater (233 W. 41st St.). The gala was hosted by Stephen Baldwin and sponsored by Uptown Magazine, Ciroc, Jet Blue, Soniq Chips and LDV Hospitality. The 200 attendees successfully raised funds to help the future of children in Haiti by rebuilding schools and providing students with a safe learning environment, as well as healthy food and water on a daily basis. The night began with a delectable cocktail hour at 7pm during which a variety of Ciroc inspired drinks served with complimentary appetizers. A silent auction was also available during the cocktail reception, consisting of an array of original items for patrons to bid on, including signed sports memorabilia, trips and getaways, and fashionable accessories. Some special guests to the event included Nicole DiCocco, Billy Morrissey, Maggie Norris and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as well as Host Committee members Christian Alexander, Stacey Alvarez, Irena Blind, David Bocchi, Maki Casseus, Philip Charles-Pierre, Marcy Clark, Kyky Conille, Steven J. Czik, Esq., Guy-Max Delphin, Nora Gherbi, David Halio, Mike Heller, Andrew Joblon, Cheyenne McMillion, Katarina Novakova, William O’Donnell, Ane Roseborough, Cristiane Turl, Adrienne Walsh, Tiana Webb Evans and Juan Carlos Zapata.

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Weekend Picks: The Foodie Ball at Town's Private Roofdeck

ACE's First Annual Foodie Ball is going down this Thursday night, July 17th, on Town's Private Roofdeck up above the Meatpacking district. Hosted by E! Entertainment's Alicia Quarles, and sponsored by Blue Apron, the first annual Foodie Ball is being held to benefit the efforts of ACE New York, a non-profit organization actively engaged in helping homeless New Yorkers find full-time employment.

Joining in the festivities and providing the evening's food and drink selections are a number of brands from around the city, including Costata, New York Sushi Ko, Dos Caminos, Nuchas, Bakehouse, and Luca & Bosco, as well as an open bar sponsored by Diageo and Peroni. Nothing like an night of food, drink, and fun for a cause, all of which you'll find at the first annual Foodie Ball.

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Give Hope with Julia Stiles and Stephen Balwin at the Edeyo Ball

Joobug.com is ready to hit the red carpet on July 16th for the 3rd Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball located at the historic Liberty Theater (233 W. 41st St.). The event is sponsored by Uptown Magazine, Jet Blue, Soniq hips and LDV Hospitality. The evening is hosted by Stephen Baldwin and will honor iPark President and Founder of Billy4Kids Bill Lerner for his charitable work in Haiti, Lawyer Stanford Rubenstein and the Modo Yoga NY team. Special guests will include Julia Stiles, Morgan O’Connor and Host Committee members Christian Alexander, Stacey Alvarez, Irena Blind, David Bocchi, Maki Casseus, Philip Charles-Pierre, Marcy Clark, Kyky Conille, Steven J. Czik, Esq., Guy-Max Delphin, Nora Gherbi, David Halio, Mike Heller, Andrew Joblon, Cheyenne McMillion, Katarina Novakova, William O’Donnell, Ane Roseborough, Cristiane Turl, Adrienne Walsh, Tiana Webb Evans and Juan Carlos Zapata. The special night will feature cocktails at 7PM, dinner at 8PM, a live musical performance by Grammy Award winner Fabrizio Sotti, and a guest DJ sets from Donna D’Cruz and Nick Cohen in addition to a live and silent auction where guests can bid on a variety of spectacular experiences, including tickets and meet and greet with Julia Stiles at her latest play “Phoenix.”