BY GUEST WRITER ADRIENNE ALBREGTS
Want a little more Vegas in your life? Who doesn’t? There’s an event that brings the glitzy casino lights, the swanky style, cocktails for every palette, and the Rat Pack swagger here once a year. It’s called VIVA.
On March 2nd, take a step back in time to vintage Vegas where every show’s a stopper. It’s the event you know and love with delectable tastings from Austin’s finest restaurants and a silent auction with opportunities to bid on lavish vacation packages, fine art, unique jewelry, and collector items. There will also be entertainment provided by The Copa Kings, Coty Ross, Mouthfeel, and more. And, faux gambling. All for a great cause.
So forget the jetlag, put on your sparkliest showgirl headdress, and meet us at Shoal Crossing Event Center where we’ll toast to good times and raise money for AIDS Service Austin and Capital Area AIDS Legal Project. Double down and win big this year at www.asaaustin.org/viva.
What began in a church basement 18 years ago now reigns as one of the single largest sources of income – and fun – for AIDS Services of Austin (ASA). Today, because of the funds raised through Viva, ASA’s Legal Services and CAALP are able to provide valuable legal assistance to hundreds of Central Texans affected by HIV and AIDS. ASA’s Viva Las Vegas fundraiser is set for 8:00-11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Shoal Crossing Event Center.
About The Capital Area AIDS Legal Project
CAALP officially formed in 1990 as a program of AIDS Services of Austin. A volunteer-based organization, CAALP provides free legal assistance to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS whose income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. Since 1990, CAALP has helped more than 3,000 HIV infected people in Central Texas.