DARREN’S RESTAURANT TO HOST CHARITY DINNER TO BENEFIT NO LIMITS FOR DEAF CHILDREN ON JULY 29
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (July 14, 2014) – After extensive renovations, Darren’s has officially reopened its doors. To celebrate the reopening, Darren’s will host a benefit dinner on July 29 which will raise funds for, No Limits for Deaf Children, an organization that has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of children with hearing impairments through after-school programs and theatre groups.
“Having the opportunity to partner with an organization like No Limits for Deaf Children and host a benefit dinner makes this experience that much more special for me. As a person with a hearing impairment, I wanted to give back to a cause that is very close to my heart.” says owner Darren Weiss.
No Limits for Deaf Children was founded in 1996 and has grown tremendously since its installment. The organization began as an after-school theatre program for hearing impaired children designed to improve their speaking abilities in a fun, non-academic setting. Throughout the years, the charity has expanded nationally beyond the theatrical arts to provide auditory, speech and language training year round. Parents bring their kids from near and far to be a part of this program because they know that No Limits is a place where their children feel safe, accepted, and where they are able to cultivate their creativity and communication skills so that they can confidently move into the world.
“Chef Darren is an incredible role model for these kids and we are thrilled to be a part of such an amazing event,” says Liz Martinez, Program Director for No Limits for Deaf Children. “Our program is dedicated to teaching these kids that their dreams shouldn’t be hindered by their hearing impairment. We want to empower them to go after their own dreams with the confidence that they will succeed; and that is exactly the kind of example that Darren has set.”
The grand reopening benefit dinner, hosted at the new and improved Darren’s, on July 29 at 7 p.m. will feature a four course prix-fixe menu. Guests in attendance will be offered a choice of an appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, and dessert, and the featured menu will also come with wine pairings to accompany their selections. Some of the menu options that guests can look forward to included spicy mussels, lobster chowder, braised beef short ribs, and a deliciously sweet triple chocolate brownie, among other options. The event will also offer post-dinner entertainment from none other than Kathy Buckley, the five-time American Comedy Award Nominee as Best Stand-Up Female Comedienne and the winner of countless other awards for her work. She is also an actress, writer and producer, author, humanitarian, and one of the country’s leading motivational speakers.
Tickets will go on sale today, July 14 and are $100 per person including wine pairings or $75 per person excluding wine pairings and can be purchased at www.darrensrestaurant.eventbrite.com. Gratuity is not included in the ticket price. Space is limited and spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit No Limits for Deaf Children. For more information about No Limits for Deaf Children, please visit nolimitsfordeafchildren.org/. For more information about Darren’s Restaurant, call (310) 802-1973 or visit http://www.darrensrestaurant.com/.
ABOUT DARREN’S RESTAURANT
Opened in 2007, Darren’s is located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. The warm and friendly environment allows guests to enjoy both an upscale dining experience and the famous California beach culture. With a light and airy atmosphere complimented by the open patio, locals and visitors alike come to experience the culinary masterpieces created by head chef and owner Darren Weiss. The globally influenced cuisine is a fusion of new American, Mediterranean, and Pacific Rim flavors. Darren’s offers private dining options for weddings, receptions, cocktail-style events and intimate dinner parties. Doors are open Monday through Saturday beginning at 5pm, and closed on Sunday. The restaurant was voted #1 Best Overall and California Cuisine by Open Tables Diner’s Choice.
ABOUT NO LIMITS FOR DEAF CHILDREN
No Limits is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996. No Limits offers a national theater program and after-school educational centers in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. No Limits Theater Group is the only theater group in the nation for deaf children who are learning to speak and listen. To date, the children of No Limits have performed in over 75 productions throughout the country, reaching an audience of over 100,000 people. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, Newsday, OPRAH, CNN, and other media outlets. No Limits Educational Center in Los Angeles and No Limits Academy in Las Vegas provide year round, high-quality specialty services to deaf children and their families. The after-school program offers: Individual auditory, speech and language therapy, academic tutoring, literacy classes, STEM, Music, Theatrical Arts and Public Speaking, Leadership & Mentoring Academy for teens, Parent Education and Family Support, Audiological services (including loaner hearing aids). Due to the essential skills children develop in the program, graduates enter college and become productive and engaged citizens. Many of the original cast members of the first No Limits production volunteer weekly to give back to No Limits and inspire younger deaf children and the families who love them.
Terry Wills or Kelsey Harrington
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