Tempe’s First Crush Charity Gala

I remember my first Crush. She was fun, elegant, had great taste in food and always looked to give back to others. Thankfully, that has never changed. If you’ve never been to the First Crush Charity Gala in Tempe, you really are missing out.

There is a NEW venue for First Crush this year! The 2016 First Crush Charity Gala will be held at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park. The museum is located at 1300 N College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281.  The event will feature Four Peaks brews, local wines, and tasty food from local Tempe restaurants, including Four Peaks Brewing Company and Snooze. For music, they will have the one and only Walt Richardson! Yes, really!

The raffle and silent auction items are going to be awesome! We’ll update the page with 2016 information but 2015 had items such as:
Corey Woods offered to make dinner for you and 5 of your friends. We had a 4 course chef prepared dinner for 10 at Pedal House Brewery and a private tour of the Sam Adams Brewery!!! Yes, in Boston. This trip had a $3000 value! We’ll have dozens and dozens of other awesome items available for 2016. This really is a can’t miss event!

For more information, please visit www.tempeaction.org or contact them at 480-858-6525. Tickets for First Crush will be $100.00 per person. Early bird pricing will be available soon so watch for the pricing info!

Surround yourself with hundreds of great people, enjoy great food and drink, a super-fun charity auction and awesome entertainment while helping some of the least fortunate people in our communities. This is truly a wonderful event that Lori and I look forward to attending each year.


Great Food and a Great Cause: Give Back by attending the First Crush Charity Gala!

What: 12th annual First Crush Charity Gala & Silent Auction

When: Friday, October 21, 2016 from 6:00-10:00PM

Where: Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park – 1300 N College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281

Dress for the event is casual. But nice.

The First Crush Charity Gala supports the mission of Tempe Community Action Agency, a nonprofit leader in providing human services to East Valley residents since 1966. First Crush features one of the best silent auctions around a delicious array of menu items, Wine and there will be a LOT of Four Peaks beer along with some great musical entertainment . Did I mention the pie bar? Yeah, there’s a pie bar! Proceeds support the programs and services of TCAA, a nonprofit leader in providing human services to East Valley residents since 1966.

Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves low-income families, children, seniors and the homeless for more than 40 years in the East Valley. The mission is to improve the quality of life for the under served in our community.
Check out the TCAA on Facebook.

I look forward to seeing all of you there!

A very special thanks also goes out to all of our friends at the TCAA for all of the work they put in to this great event.

Tempe Community Action Agency






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  1. Thank you so very much for you kind words and helping to get the word out about the gala! Beth

  2. Hi Nick, thanks for publicizing this charity event! I’m a local singer-songwriter (you can check the website if you’d like) and I’d love to donate a performance for charity. If you come across something like this please feel free to pass my info along.

    All best to you, and perhaps our paths will cross someday!


    Eric Ramsey

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