November 1, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 1, 2011 —Drury University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), along with local business, The Cake Pop Company, will host the second annual Sugar Rush. This charity dessert sampling event will be held at the O’Reilly Family Event Center at Drury University from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.
Sugar Rush serves up a chance for local dessert vendors to combine what they do best with raising much-needed funds to support area disadvantaged youth, all while creating the opportunity of a lifetime for college students planning the event.
It will be an evening of socializing and delicious desserts. Attendees will be able to sample desserts from 27 different local businesses including AmyCakes, Bambinos, Big Momma’s, The Cake Pop Company, Elle’s Patisserie, Gelato Mio, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Granolove, Heroes Coffee, The Hot Chocolate, June’s Cakery, Krispy Kreme, Love Bites, My Mary’s Wine Jellies, Nonna’s Café, Orange Leaf, Peachwave Frozen Yogurt, Pickleman’s Gourmet Café, Ray’s Donuts, Sam’s Club, Star Cakes, Style by the Slice, Sweet Creations by Jen, Sweet Thymes Cupcakes, Cakes and Catering, Tea Bar and Bites Bakery and Café and The Cup.
After hosting last year’s inaugural event, the Drury SIFE team was eager to make this year’s Sugar Rush even bigger and better. “We have spent a lot of time innovating our initial idea; working to include extra perks to create the best event we can for our patrons, participating businesses and Care to Learn,” said Sarah Montgomery, director of Drury SIFE. The Drury SIFE team has played an integral role in every step of the event-planning process. “From booking the facility to contacting businesses and ultimately coordinating the event, we’ve been able to gain invaluable experience in putting on an event of this magnitude,” said Emily Kessler, a junior at Drury responsible for leading the Sugar Rush team.
All proceeds will go to benefit Care to Learn, an organization that addresses the social and economic needs of local K-12 students. Last year, the event raised a total of $8,034 providing 287 students with breakfast and lunch for two months.
Tickets are $10 for teachers and students, $15 for general admission and kids eight and under are free. Tickets are available to purchase in advance at www.sgfSugarRush.com, they will also be available at the door on the night of the event.
Media Contact:Sarah Montgomery, Director of Drury Students in Free Enterprise, Office: (417) 873-6863, Mobile: (417) 766-0365, E-mail: email@example.com