The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis is hosting “Hops Into Spring,” a craft beer and gourmet burger tasting event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Avenue.
Here’s more from the event organizers:
The event’s highlights include a best burger contest, a live performance by the University’s own Sound Fuzion band, a silent auction with items like a Basketball signed by Memphis Tigers Coach Josh Pastner and a Grizzlies Jersey autographed by two time NBA All-star Marc Gasol, a live auction featuring artwork created by University of Memphis students, a FedEx hub tour and flight simulator, a speed painting show, and more. Guests will also have a chance to win a certificate to attend a closed practice with Josh Pastner and the Tigers Basketball Team!
The students are planning the whole event and have the following social media accounts: @HopsIntoSpring on Twitter and Instagram, #HopsIntoSpring2015 to see the latest news, and find the event on Facebook.
Chris Browne, a Kemmons Wilson School student and the student chair for the event, said, “The experience of planning this event has been a memorable one for me and my classmates. Not only do we get a real world experience of planning an event, we also get the satisfaction of benefiting such a wonderful organization, the one that not only inspires us, but the entire world.”
Malorie Taff, a Kemmons Wilson student and a Décor Team member, said, “To me, this event is not only a grade or a line on my resume, but an opportunity to help the kids of St. Jude have a future and to raise awareness for the extensive research they accomplish at the hospital. It also helps me gain experience while I’m in school so when I graduate I have the knowledge necessary to be successful and to put me ahead of the competition.”
Cost will be $50 per person or $450 table of ten guests. Tickets can be purchased at www.stjude.org/uofmhops.