May 1, 2012
San Jose PRIDE: Hush Lesbian Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at Splash
By Eydie Mendoza
San Jose Pride in partnership with Splash Video Dance Bar is proud to host a Hush Cinco de Mayo themed LADIEIS NIGHT fundraiser on Thursday, May 3rd from 10 p.m. until closing. Proceeds from a $5 cover will benefit the 2012 goal to bring backthe PARADE!. The San Jose Pride events team is EXCITED to offer the FIRST Ladies outreach and fundraising party this year. La cosa va estar muy claiente! Yes, ladies its’ going to be hot, blazing HOT!
Be sure to join us for one of NorCal’s hottest Lesbian parties of the month!
There will be Contests & Prizes, Make-a-Date, and of course , staffed with beautiful and sexy all-girl dancers and bartenders ready to serve you and keep your glasses full of lesbian fun!
Hot music mixes featured by DJ Val-G from San Francisco’s 4Bidden and Delicious will keep everyone dancing.
Don’t miss this May, 3rd edition of Hush Ladies Night at Splash UPSTAIRS with PRIDE!
Visit our web site for upcoming events and information www.sanjosepride.com
For Immediate Release
March 15, 2012
2 nd Annual LGBT NIGHT WITH THE SHARKS: Sharing of NHL Celebrations
By Eydie Mendoza
San Jose PRIDE, in collaboration with the San Jose Sharks NHL professional hockey team, will hold the Second Annual LGBT Night at the Shark Tank on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7 PM for an exciting evening against the Anaheim Ducks.
The Sharks are currently tied for 9th, just two points out of the playoff picture. The Anaheim team hasn’t played well of late, and neither have the Sharks but they are overdue for a winning streak. Fans hope they can start that streak and keep it going for Monday’s game against the Ducks.
This year PRIDE Board Member Robert Parra coordinated the LGBT PRIDE event and states, “As a community leader, it is very important to have this event, because it supports and shows both, the LGBT and non-LGBT sports community that we all enjoy watching sports, as well as, building a community partnership with the Sharks.”
Parra adds that it is an opportunity to plant a seed within the San Jose community. There is no doubt that proud Sharks and Ducks fans alike will be psyched for the game.
Fans never forget their first hockey game, and no one can dispute the PRIDE shared by local youths of San Jose’s Caroline Davis Intermediate School Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) who will attend their first NHL Sharks game and PRIDE fundraising event, with special thanks to members of the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley for donating over $200.
GSA advisor Mary Melnick says, “What a great opportunity for my GSAers to attend a community event surrounded by like-minded folk who support and celebrate diversity as much as we do. We can proudly join the greater San Jose LGBTQQ community by not only showing our support but also enjoying each other’s company and cheering on our Sharks! And how lucky we are to have San Jose PRIDE be our “angel”–this experience would not be fiscally possible for my students without their help. A thousand thank-yous!”
The LGBT community came together to give these young fans their first game.
“The Rainbow Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley is pleased to help LGBT GSA club attend the upcoming Sharks Game on Monday, March 19. Part of our mission at the chamber is community involvement and education of not only the LGBT community, but the greater community at large. By participating with San Jose PRIDE on this important endeavor, we are educating our youth that one day they may be business owners/supports and that the Chamber is around as a resource for their personal and professional growth,” shares RCCSV President Robert O. Robledo.
San Jose PRIDE reminds the LGBT community there are a few fundraising tickets left, “Get your ticket’s for the game now through our web site sanjosePRIDE.com.”
So while PRIDE celebrates its 2nd Annual LGBT Night with the Sharks, Caroline Davis Intermediate School GSA students attend their first Sharks game, and together want to thank Sharks rookie Tommy Wingels, 2011 MVP Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and other NHL players for participating and for their support of the You Can Play Project that promotes respect for all athletes; to learn more visit youcanplayproject.org.
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