Oktoberfest Fundraiser: Prost!

Whiskey Mist in The Strand will be converted to a beer garden, complete with sauerkraut, schnitzel, pretzels, steins, live band, and oompah music. 

Proceeds from all Committee of Hope events go to Hedge Funds Care Cayman, a charity designed to fund organizations that prevent and treat child abuse in Cayman.

Hedge Funds Care Cayman is part of an international organization made up of hedge fund professionals. Since its inception in 2005, Hedge Funds Care Cayman, through its local Committee of Hearts-organized annual “Open your Heart to the Children” benefit dinner, has distributed over US$2.1 million to local agencies and their initiatives to combat child abuse and neglect. The Committee of Hope was formed to further support the charity by hosting semi-annual events, each being a combination of fundraising, networking and fun. 

The committee launched in 2014 with an Oktoberfest held at Lone Star Bar and Grill.  Committee members dressed in dirndls and lederhosen to greet over 200 attendees, hand out out beer steins, and sell arms-lengths of raffles tickets with over 40 prizes up for grabs.

The Committee threw their second event in May, 2015.  Ortanique in Camana Bay was converted to ‘Little Havana,’ complete with salsa dancing, cigar rolling, rum-tasting, DJ, authentic Cuban food, and mojito-making demonstrations. A lucky raffle prize winner walked away with two round trip tickets to Cuba donated by Cayman Airways.

“The support from local fund companies has been amazing in terms of sponsorship as well as purchasing tickets for their staff to attend. I’m not surprised, as it’s a charity that everyone is very passionate about, especially knowing that all distributions stay in Cayman.

“As well, because the events are so well-attended, they provide a great opportunity for networking across the various fund industries,” says co-chair Michelle Morgan. 

Tickets are limited and past events have had 200+ attendees so if you’re interest, get your tickets now. $45 includes an Oktoberfest-inspired dinner, two drinks, and entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 

For tickets or information on the event, please contact committeeofhope@queensgate.com.ky.

FUN OKTOBERFEST FACTS: 

In 2008, Bavarian waitress Anita Schwartz broke the record for most beer steins carried at once. Schwartz balanced 19 full beer steins—5 in each hand and 9 positioned on top of these. She even set them down on the table without losing a drop. Each full mug weighs roughly 3.2 kg.

Every year, Oktoberfest revelers eat over 500,000 roast chickens and roughly 120,000 pairs of pork sausages.

 

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