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Red Cross Announces Red Ball VIP Room Additions

Philadelphia — The Red Cross of Southeastern PA is excited to announce that R2L will be the exclusive food provider for the VIP room at this year’s Red Ball celebration. R2L, a stylish restaurant perched atop Two Liberty Place, is the embodiment of sophistication, elegance and fun. Chef Daniel Stern brings traditional American flavors up-to-date with a modern twist resulting in his unique interpretation of Creative American Cuisine.

Chef Stern will provide delectable fare to our guests in a newly expanded party space as the VIP lounge will be expanding by 40,000 square feet. For the first time ever, this year’s VIP guests will occupy the lower level of the Please Touch Museum where they will be entertained by local jazz artist Gerald Veasley.

In addition to exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, VIP ticket holders will enjoy express entry, private top-shelf open bar, cigar bar, separate coat check and a special VIP gift bag.

Also for the first time at the Red Ball, main event ticket holders will have access to the Please Touch Museum’s beautiful carousel.

The black-tie event features food and drinks from many of Philadelphia’s finest restaurants. The 2013 Red Ball will once again include the annual Red Ball Restaurant competition, allowing guests to select their favorite food. CTO Productions will provide live music in the Main Event area and guests will have an opportunity to bid on fantastic auction items. Guests also have access to the museum’s exhibits.

All proceeds from The Red Ball benefit Red Cross House – The Center for Disaster Recovery, a one-of-a-kind short-term housing facility in University City. Every year, hundreds of local families find refuge at this facility, and begin their recovery from fires, floods, and other disasters.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available and sell out every year. VIP tickets are $350/each or $3000 for a pack of 10. Main Event tickets, giving guests access to the Carousel, are $225 each. Click here for more information.


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