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BYP Casino Royale Charity Event Press Release

By August 18, 2007blog, Peppermaster

BYP Casino Royale Charity Event Press Release


Boise Young Professionals raised nearly $20,000 in one night for children with life-threatening illnesses.

At BYP’s first-ever charity formal event, about 200 young professionals from throughout the Treasure Valley kicked up their heels and reached into their pocketbooks to help the Wishing Star Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Idaho and Washington state.

“The Boise Young Professional members were amazing to work with,” said Tracy Shaw of the Wishing Star Foundation. “The part that touched me the most was knowing how much time and effort they put into planning this event, and yet they still gave with their hearts. We are very grateful for this generous donation as it will grant wishes to our local children in the area.”

With more than 600 members and growing, BYP has become the largest young professional organization in the state. The organization focuses on connecting, empowering and engaging young professionals through professional development, cultural activities and civic involvement.

Boise Young Professionals raised $16,424 in a single night – enough to grant about five wishes – through a silent auction, live auction, gambling and individual donations at the Casino Royale charity formal event.

“We gave back to our community in a big way, and we had a great time doing it,” said Rhea Allen, co-chair of BYP’s Community and Civic Involvement Committee. Allen also is president and CEO of Peppershock Media Productions in Nampa. “This event demonstrates our group’s commitment to the community. We are already talking about how we can make this event even bigger and better next year.”

Boise Young Professionals would like to give a special thanks to everyone who donated their time, money and auction items for the event, especially Suzi Boyle of American Home Mortgage and Michael Hummel of Holland Realty for donating a trip to Maui.

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Since Peppershock’s inception, in 2003, Rhea Allen has managed and expanded Peppershock and has gained local notoriety in her persistent passion for causes. She is involved with the communities of Idaho and surrounding areas and has a vast working knowledge of how to generate awareness for a number of brands and causes. She is extremely diligent in obtaining effective media campaign results by planning and crafting relevant and compelling messaging for the target audience. Rhea oversees the development of all Peppershock projects, from project conception through distribution and follow-up. Read more about Rhea Allen.

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