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31st Annual SAINTS Ball: Rolling out the Red Carpet… for Kids

October 05, 2009
Billings, Montana, Saturday October 3, 2009 – The St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation is rolling out the red carpet for a night of dinner, dancing, music and fun – all in an ongoing effort to heal our kids close to home. The St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation’s RED HOT & SOUL SAINTS BALL 2009 will kick off at 6:00pm Saturday October 3, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana Convention Center. Guests will step on the red carpet, greeted a glass of champagne, the fragrance of roses and the sounds of water fountains. Once again, nearly 100 volunteers, under the leadership of Trisha Ryan and her co-chair Kristen Graves, have outdone themselves by transforming the Holiday Inn Grand Montana Convention Center into an intimate club atmosphere. This night will be full of music, laughter, and stars to raise money for the real stars – the kids in the Montana Pediatric Project. The Montana Pediatric Project, through St. Vincent Children’s Healthcare, provides healthcare education and expert pediatric services that have been allowing kids to heal closer to home for the past year. The Montana Pediatric Project provides a highly skilled team of professionals to address the critical care needs of our most vulnerable patients. These critical care physicians specialize in caring for kids from birth to 17. So the sickest kids get the advanced services they need to get well and the exceptional quality of care they deserve – right in their own backyard. The Evening - The tempting and tremendous Silent Auction includes: a trip of a lifetime- a Prestige Toyota Masters package for 2 on Saturday and Sunday with admittance into the exclusive Magnolia Club for 2 priceless days in April. Other sports events include tickets to the Cat/Griz game, Notre Dame vs Stanford 49ers choice of games in San Francisco, Broncos vs Chargers, Carroll Saints, Seattle Mariners, and Colorado Rockies. Bid on fine art by Russell Chatham, Kevin Red Star, Harry Koyama, Mike Capser, Carol Hagan, Charles Fritz, Ev Bergeron, Jessica Zemsky. There are golf trips to Bozeman, Cody, the Powderhorn, and Red Lodge, and ski and fishing trips to Big Sky, Sweetgrass Ranch, the Big Horn and the Four Rivers Fishing Co. Other hot stuff includes a Goldsmith TAG watch, rafting and dinner at Chico, special dinner at Zorotti’s Fleur de Sel, the Ripleys, the Granary, and restaurants around town, and kids parties. At a fun heads or tails contest, contestants will compete for a dazzling pair of earrings from Montague’s Jewelers. Come join the fun! A special meal has been designed by three chefs: Chef Neil Johnson (HI), Chef Paul Villa (Aramark), and Chef Lynn Paris (Sysco). The entre is tender Montana beef with a black truffle mushroom sauce and the decadent desserts will alternate between dark chocolate decadence and red velvet cake. Award winning Merry Cellars wines placed at all tables. Following dinner, guests will dance to the music of JAKARTA. With creative choreography and tight harmonies, the high energy 9 piece band, Jakarta, will play the best of Motown and rock ‘n roll. In January, Jakarta was featured at a Congressional Inaugural Ball in Washington DC and has earned rave reviews throughout the US.