A Date 2 Remember

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Columbus Young Professionals Club presents
A Date 2 Remember
7th annual Modern Fashion Show and Live Auction Experience

Event proceeds will benefit A KID AGAIN, CAPITAL KIDS,

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215
Tickets: $35 advance  |  $45 at door  |  $50 VIP seats available (sold out)
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Derek G. Framester
A Date 2 Remember is coming!

By Derek Grosso, CYP CLUB President/CEO


A Date 2 Remember is a special evening where fashion and philanthropy merge to benefit local community causes. In addition to watching the high-energy modern fashion show and live auction, you can pose for pictures along the red carpet, sample free food from Columbus' best restaurants, and enjoy socializing with close friends and fellow young professionals - all in one night!


To get you ready for our seventh annual social fundraising extravaganza on Saturday, February 22 at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, we've created this comprehensive guide that provides all the information you need to know about A Date 2 Remember and the excitement to come. Feel free to share with your friends and family, too. We look forward to seeing you at D2R '14. A Date 2 Remember truly is an evening you won't forget! 

Stage ShotFramesterTriple Date Gun Fingers Michelle B. Jen G. John and Jelena Amber and Daniel Chet R. Fallen on High Cupcakes Marquee Group 


Part Fashion Show - Part Live Auction
So how exactly does A Date 2 Remember work?

There are several components to the evening, but the main attraction is the high-energy fashion show and live auction that showcase the best attractions, restaurants, people, organizations, and services Columbus has to offer while also raising funds to benefit multiple non-profit organizations.

A Date 2 Remember organizers spend several months leading up to the event building multiple "experience packages" from local business donations that are compatible with young professional interests. From outdoor adventures to live athletic events to VIP experiences that you cannot get elsewhere, you will definitely find a live auction package to fit your passion at A Date 2 Remember.

Our on-stage participants enter the stage outfitted in the best local fashions from Columbus designers and boutiques. They then profile each "experience package" on stage during a fashion show segment before it is offered to the audience during an ensuing live auction bid. After expenses, the CYP CLUB donates all the proceeds from silent and live auction winnings, ticket sales, and pre-event fundraising activities to its designated beneficiaries.

A Date 2 Remember experience packages range anywhere from a few hundred bucks to a few thousand dollars. We post the package lineup online before the event and you'll receive an "Look Book" program at the event as well. With some planning, you can walk away with your ideal experience to enjoy with a significant other, close friends, family, or even business clients.

A Date 2 Remember does not obligate any auction winner to go on a date with the package's on-stage participant in any way as a term or condition of the auction. The word "date" in the event title is a reference to the evening - not the person.

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All Event Proceeds Donated To Charity

A Date 2 Remember is a great night to get dressed up, meet friends downtown, and have fun. But its overall purpose is to benefit the community. That's why A Date 2 Remember donates 100% of event proceeds to multiple non-profit organizations every year.

This year, we are raising funds to assist A Kid Again, Capital Kids, CD102.5 for the Kids, CMH Fashion Week, and YP360. Learn more about all our beneficiaries.

In addition to supporting these non-profits, your support will - for the first time - help us launch a brand new foundation.

YP360 is a brand new non-profit organization developed by the Columbus Young Professionals Club and dedicated to connecting organizations in need with young professional talent, board members, and youth mentors. The organization's mission is to support the development of the next generation of leaders while further strengthening the community around us. Learn more about YP360.

YP360's board of directors will conduct research to identify causes in need of financial assistance and then help them in a number of ways. So come to D2R '14 and know that your engagement in all the evening has to offer makes a difference right here at home.


Taste of Columbus Cocktail Hour

While the D2R fashion show and live auction are action packed, there are plenty of reasons to stop in an hour early for the pre-show Taste of Columbus Cocktail Hour and silent auction (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.).

Many of Columbus' finest restaurants, including Da Levee, de-NOVO, Due Amici, Hubbard Grille, Manifesto, Mazah, Mezzo, Polka Dot Cupcakery, The Refectory, Westie's, and more are offering free appetizer bites and dessert samples to try as you tour the tables before show-time.

Also during pre-show activities, visit the silent auction tables to bid on some of the smaller treasures displayed at D2R. If you don't wish to bid on the large experience packages during the show, the silent auction is sure to present some affordable options to take home. So come early, settle in, and enjoy the D2R '14 pre-show ambiance!
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Pose on the famous D2R red carpet.
Goof around in the photo booth.


Capture your Date 2 Remember memories while posing for pictures on the red carpet. You can strut your stuff while flying solo or gather your friends together for a sensational snapshot. We'll also have a private photo booth where you can spice up your pics with some fun props and print right there on the spot!

After Party
Mix up the fun at A&R Music Bar.


A Date 2 Remember's fashion show and auction is a great time - but everyone loves a second option. That's why LC Pavilion's next-door neighbor, the A&R Music Bar, is hosting live music during the D2R program. If you want a change of pace and scenery during the show, walk next door for some live entertainment and drinks with friends. Don't worry about missing the show - you can go back and forth between both venues throughout the night. 

DJ Premier
After the Party it's the After Party.


The evening doesn't stop, or even slow down, after A Date 2 Remember's official program ends at 11:00 p.m. It just gets even better at the D2R '14 After Party at A&R Music Bar next door. Dance away the remainder of the evening to the sound of Premier Entertainment's DJ Chris Ortlieb until 2 a.m. as we put a wrap on another year of fashion, philanthropy and fun.

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Meet our On-Stage Participants.


The Date 2 Remember host committee has selected a group of young professional difference-makers to style and profile on the LC Pavilion stage, pumping up the crowd to reel in the most money possible for our charity beneficiaries.


Learn more about the young men and women chosen as D2R '14 event ambassadors.


Know any of them personally? They can sell you a ticket for just $25 at our Preview Party (on February 6)!

Preview Party
Want to learn more? Attend our D2R Preview Party!


Want to find out more about A Date 2 Remember and all it entails? Come out to our D2R '14 Preview Party on Thursday, February 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at BBR Columbus. Meet host committee members, on-stage participants, and catch a glimpse of our preview live auction. It is sure to give you a slice of the real thing. Register today for this social preview event.

Question? Call 614.579.9398, email d2r@cypclub.com, or visit date2remember.org.

Photo credits to Andrew Matre Photography, CYP CLUB, Shadow Services, and Framester Columbus.

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