Later this month, you can benefit Hospice of Santa Cruz County while eating Italian food at the popular Boulder Creek restaurant Scopazzi’s. Whether or not you attend the event, you can buy raffle tickets that also benefit Hospice (see end of article for raffle details).
The 16th Annual Dining for Hospice is Wed. Mar. 19 from 4 p.m. onward. Scopazzi’s is donating a generous portion of dinner proceeds to support Hospice programs. This event does sell out; make reservations at (831) 338-4444.
Adrienne Meier, Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s Associate Director of Development, experienced Dining for Hospice at Scopazzi’s for the first time in 2013, and highly recommends it. “Last year’s dinner pleased my palate and delighted me so much that I doubled my reservation this year to a party of eight!”
Meier emphasizes that the event is a San Lorenzo Valley institution. “Beginning over 16 years ago, it’s a true tradition for many families and community members. It pretty much feels like you are coming back to your soul roots of authenticity and tradition, while at the same time feasting on some of the most delicious food in San Lorenzo Valley,” she says. “The bonus is that this memorable dining experience helps to support the many programs that Hospice of Santa Cruz County offers the entire community. A true win-win for all that attend.”
Scopazzi’s is known for old-school Italian cuisine. Customer favorites include fried calamari, fettucini alfredo, spaghetti bolognese, eggplant parmigiana, linguine and clams, Caesar salad for two, and bananas foster for two.
- A raffle will be held during dinner, but you don’t need to be present to win.
- To purchase tickets in advance, contact Adrienne Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 430-3066.
- Choose which of 4 prize packages you want to buy tickets for.
- Tickets are 1 for $5, 5 for $20, 10 for $40, or the “Sweet Ticket Special” is 15 for $60 and includes a bag of homemade “Lucky Mountain Crunch” candy.
Two Cher Concert Tickets (San Jose - July 2nd) and a dozen of Cher’s concert Merchandise items! ($400 value)
This raffle helps to support: Hospice of Santa Cruz County Charity Care
The next 3 raffles are each worth between $250-300:
“My Pet Companion Package” from Pet Pals of Santa Cruz County.
This raffle helps to support: Hospice of Santa Cruz County Pet Companion Program
“My Great Outdoor Package” from Scarborough Lumber
This raffle helps to support: Hospice of Santa Cruz County Children & Teen Grief Support Camp
“Military Surplus Package” from J&S Surplus and Outdoor Store in Moss Landing
This raffle helps to support: Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s “We Honor Veterans” program
Unfamiliar with Hospice of Santa Cruz County? It's the oldest and only non-profit hospice serving Santa Cruz and northern Monterey counties. The organization provides compassionate care while “recognizing that individuals and families are the guiding force in their own end-of-life experience.” With hospice care, a trained and experienced professional team of professionals provides support to an individual or family and their loved one who is seriously ill. This can happen either in a private home, or in nursing homes and residential care facilities. Read more, or call (831) 430-3000.
Event location: Scopazzi's Restaurant & Lounge, 13300 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek
If you’re on Twitter, please follow me @santacruzfoodie.