Saturday, March 5 – Eighth Annual Glass Slipper Ball Provides Scholarships for Women and Girls in Need

Zonta Three Rivers Pittsburgh North, a professional women’s service organization, presents The Eighth Annual Glass Slipper Ball Featuring the Best of the Chefs, Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in Marshall Township.

Hosted by emcee WTAE Anchor, Sally Wiggin, the Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs and Libation Purveyors, is one of Pittsburgh’s largest and most popular fundraisers. To date, the event has generated more than $325,000 for scholarships that are distributed through the Zonta Pittsburgh North Foundation to agencies such as Crisis Center North, HEARTH, POWER, Girls Hope, and North Hills Community Outreach.

“The evening surprises most first time guests because they are so busy grazing, dancing, and shopping, they barely sit down! “ says Cindy Yingling, event chair.

The 2011 event will showcase dozens of restaurants whose chefs create signature hors d’oeuvres and desserts designed specifically for this event. Also featured are tastings from libation purveyors including: Capital Wine and Spirits, D’Andrea Imports, Fuhrer Wholesale, Southern Wine and Spirits and The Wine Boss.

Restaurants on board to participate in 2011 include: Andora Catering, Atria’s, Bella Frutteto, Blue Water Tavern, China Palace, Cioppino, Erin’s Fine Foods, Four Points Sheraton, Fresco’s, The Hartwood, John Marshall Catering, Key Impact, McGinnis Sisters, The Naked Grape, Osteria 2350, The Perfect Pastry, Pretzel Crazy, The Regional Learning Alliance, Saga, Shakespeare’s, SiBA, Springfield Grille, SweetHouse Bake Shop, Ugandan Gold Coffee, Walnut Grove, Willow, and Woodside’s Grill.

Amidst the sampling and tasting, guests will dance to the sounds of Dr. Zoot; bid on spectacular silent auction items; and take part in the “Peoples Choice Awards” for best hors d’oeuvre and dessert. A highlight of the evening is a LIVE AUCTION with dazzling trips to Africa, Paris, Isle of Capri and Much More!

Tickets to the Glass Slipper Ba ll sell out quickly. They are available online nowwww.ZontaThreeRiversNorth.com at the same price as last year – $100. Corporate sponsorships, program advertisements, silent auction donations, and other ways for local businesses to get involved are still available. Companies interested in a sponsorship, should contact Team Effort Events at 724-935-6100.

About Zonta International
Zonta International is a global service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta currently has over 33,000 members in 67 countries. The Pittsburgh North chapter meets the second Wednesday of every month at Fresco’s in Wexford. Learn more about Zonta at www.ZontaThreeRiversNorth.com.