Brent Celek's Top of the Town Tasting Success!
Posted By:  Annie Butler
Friday, June 17, 2011

blogBrent Celek’s Top of the Tasting was on Monday, June 13th presented Loews Philadelphia Hotel and Southern Wine & Spirits of Pennsylvania.  The tasting event featured foods from around the world, and raised more than $25,000 in funds for the Take Flight Foundation and its signature programs.

“There are thousands of sick and physically challenged children in Philadelphia who need our help,” said Brent Celek.  “The Top of the Town Tasting event was an opportunity for the community to come together and spend an evening enjoying great food, while at the same time rallying around our youth and showing our support for this cause.  The Take Flight Foundation counts on fundraisers, such as this event, to be able to continue to work towards our goal to touch the lives of more than 2 million children and their families by 2013.”

Before the main event took place, guests had the opportunity to purchase tickets to the VIP Cocktail Party presented by M&T Bank. This party provided a chance for a limited number of guests to have a more personal and extravagant way to meet and chat with Brent and his teammates over a few cocktails before heading up to the 33rd floor of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Top of the Town Tasting transported its guests into different regions from around the world, all while overlooking the breathtaking view of the city of Philadelphia.

Throughout the night, Brent Celek and his celebrity friends mingled with guests as they enjoyed food from Argentina, France, Spain, and more. Guests had the opportunity to win fantastic live and silent auctions that benefited the Take Flight Foundation and its programs: Take Flight Zone and Operation Elf.

Brent Celek’s Take Flight Zone enriches the lives of seriously ill and physically challenged children by providing them and their families with access to ipads, notebook computers, PlayStation Portables, PSP games, DVD players, DVD’s and more to help pass time during treatment and recovery. This program will reach the lives of nearly 1,700,000 patients and their families each year by 2013.

Operation Elf provides families of at-risk Philadelphia- area families with seriously or chronically ill children with transportation to a local Wal-Mart to meet with Brent, recieve a $100 gift card and a holiday meal. After receiving an autographed football, each family can shop the store for winter clothing and gifts to make their holiday season a little brighter.

About Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation

Established in 2010, the mission of Brent Celek's Take Flight Foundation is to provide opportunities, support and resources to children and families in need.  The primary focus of the Take Flight Foundation is to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout Greater Philadelphia with daily support and life changing experiences. The goal is to have touched the lives of more than 2,000,000 children and their family members by 2013.  For more information, please visit

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