A ‘Top Rock’ Kick-Off
Debut of New Hard Rock Hotel Show Doubles as Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Preview
PALM SPRINGS – The new Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs debuted Top Rock, the first of its offerings under its entertainment banner The Edge, to help preview the 20th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards last Friday, November 8.
The invitation-only occasion was held to announce those who will be honored at the next Steve Chase awards gala, which will take place on February 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and recognize 30 years of the Desert AIDS Project (DAP) through music and celebrity entertainment.
The honorees at that event early next year will be Terri Ketover of DAP’s 100 Women giving program and David and Glenn Ostergaard of DAP’s Partners for Life giving program.
A cocktail party was held in the lower section of the hotel before guests gathered in the ballroom for the performance of Top Rock. The troupe, comprised of 12 singers and dancers and a five-piece band, emulates musical entities such as Aerosmith, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Queen.
“Once again, our incredible gala co-chairs Barbara Keller and Jim Casey came up with another great idea to make some of most loyal supporters feel even more special,” said David Brinkman, CEO of DAP. “And as usual, they also have a great line-up of activism and entertainment for the Steve Chase gala.”
Kick-off sponsors included Integrated Wealth Management, Wells Fargo, Walgreens, Harold Matzner and Rabobank. The evening also served as a fundraiser for DAP. As one of the signature fundraisers for DAP, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards last year raised more than $1.4 million for client services.
DAP serves 2,200 people living with HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive support, including medical care, case management, and social services including food, housing and counseling. DAP also offers free and confidential HIV testing at various locations. To learn more, call 760-323-2118 or visit desertaidsproject.org.