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Luck o’ the Lassie Fundraiser Event Today at The Best Cellar to Benefit Girls on the Run

March 14, 2012. BLOWING ROCK — Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR) will host its 2nd annual Luck o’ the Lassie fundraising event this evening at The Best Cellar in Blowing Rock, located at 203 Sunset Drive, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

Tickets are limited to 100 guests and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices are $50 for one ticket or $75 for two.  All proceeds from the event will support the GOTR program.  Tickets may be purchased online at gotr.appstate.edu/lucko, by calling the Girls on the Run office at 828-262-7557 or by sending an email to Mary Sheryl Horine at horinems@appstate.edu.

The event features wine tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Best Cellar chefs and a live auction. Auction items include Wells Fargo Golf Tournament tickets; Appalachian State University and Carolina Panthers football tickets; custom jewelry designed by Gaines Kiker; concert tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Keys and Chris Daughtry; Deer Valley Racket Club membership; Blowing Rock pool membership; and many other items. For a complete list of auction items, go to gotr.appstate.edu/luck-o-lassie/event-info.

Those attending are encouraged to dress in St. Patrick’s Day attire.

GOTR is sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services in Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences and is a non-profit prevention program that encourages girls in grades 3 through 8 to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. The 12-week program is now at seven sites and has 36 coaches. Its curriculum and activities address girls’ physical, emotional and social well-being and culminates in a 5K run that the girls train for. Local organizers believe the program is important in order for girls to resist peer pressure as they enter middle school and high school. Almost 50 percent of the girls receive financial aid to participate.

Learn more about Girls on the Run International at www.girlsontherun.org.