WHERE YOU SHOULD BE TONIGHT

Looking for something to do? Wanting to drink, but feeling guilty that you always drink and it’s never for a good cause? Then head to The Grapevine tonight, where raffles, a pool tournament, and a portion of sales go to the American Heart Association. Two press releases after the jump.

From the peeps at The Grapevine:

This Wed., August 24th from 5:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. we are having Heart Night at The Grapevine Bar. This is a fundraiser co-sponsored by The Planet, a web hosting company, to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. We are going to have a raffle where you can Ipods, a $500 bar tab, a hot air balloon ride and lots of other great stuff. We will also be having a pool tournament and games on the basketball court where you can also win prizes. 20% of our sales for the night will be donated along with all the money raised in the raffle. You do not have to be present to win your prize. We are located a 3902 Maple Ave. or you can call us at 214-522-8466. Please pass this along so we can raise a lot of money for a great charity!

And, for good measure, a lenghtier one from the PR agency for The Planet:

DALLAS – The PlanetSM , a leading provider of Web hosting solutions, and The Grapevine, one of Dallas’ most established late-night destinations, today announced they will co-sponsor and promote “American Heart Night at The Grapevine.” The fundraising event will be held on Wed., August 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Grapevine Bar, 3902 Maple Avenue in Dallas, near the corners of Maple and Oak Lawn Avenues. Twenty percent of The Grapevine’s sales from the event will be donated to the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Since 1919, cardiovascular disease has been the No. 1 killer in the United States.

The event will feature a raffle, games with prizes, pool tournament, basketball shooting contest and more. Food will be provided with generous support from Pizza Patron.

Raffle prizes include generous donations from several local businesses and include: a $500 party from The Grapevine, iPods courtesy of The Real Estate Expo, Angelica Theatre Tickets, Lone Star Park Race Tickets compliments of Affinity Sports Marketing, Chili’s Gift Certificates from Expo Lending, a Witch Child Doll compliments of Wild Child Productions, Blockbuster Video Rentals and Coca Cola products.

The Planet is an ongoing partner with the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and contributes regularly to the efforts of the organization.

“We are excited about partnering with The Grapevine. With our combined efforts, we expect American Heart Night to be a great success,” said Kristin Herring, director of marketing for The Planet.

“Heart health issues are extremely important,” said Michelle Fiaschetti, owner of The Grapevine, who lost her husband to heart disease at an early age. “We believe this event will contribute to the good work of the American Heart Association and allow them to continue the battle against cardiovascular conditions which effect so many Americans.”

ABOUT THE PLANET
With over 10 years experience, The Planet continues to be one of the fastest growing Web hosting companies in the world. Delivering enterprise level hosting solutions to the SMB and SME marketplace, The Planet offers the ideal blend of affordability, simplicity and reliability. The Planet’s dedicated server product lines offer extreme value through a broad range of turnkey solutions. Services also include co-location, Internet access, email and business continuance solutions. Customers benefit from value-added features such as advanced security services, proactive server monitoring, database administration, managed data storage, load balancing, clustering, and virtual private networks, all managed through OrbitSM, the Planet’s customer portal. For additional information, visit www.theplanet.com.

ABOUT THE GRAPEVINE
This neighborhood bar attracts a diverse clientele from all walks of life. Enjoy a large patio and wooden deck, watch an impromptu game of hoops on the bar’s basketball court or scan wonderful views of the Dallas skyline. The digital Internet jukebox features more than 160,000 songs, and wireless Internet access is available. Call The Grapevine for more information at (214) 522-8466 or visit www.thegrapevinebar.com.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Since 1924 the American Heart Association has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, claim more than 930,000 American lives a year. The association invests annually into research, professional and public education, advocacy, and community service programs so people across America can live stronger, longer lives. For more information visit www.americanheart.org.

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