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A Toast to the Triangle Announces 2008 Media Sponsors


Raleigh, NC, February 22, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Mary Freeman, president and CEO of the Tammy Lynn Center for Development Disabilities, has announced the 23rd annual A Toast to the Triangle™ official media sponsors. Sponsors include: ABC11, BP Studios, Curtis Media Group’s 680 WPTF and Y102.9 FM stations and Women’s Edge magazine. The event, held March 9, 2008 at the North Carolina State University McKimmon Center from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, will benefit children and adults of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.

The event offers guests samples from over 40 of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and specialty beers, as well as friendly competition among the participants. Last year the event raised over $175,000 and more than 1,300 people were in attendance.

Tickets for the Toast are $100 per person and are available on the organization’s Web site, www.atoasttothetriangle.org. The Tammy Lynn Foundation will also be selling raffle tickets for $10 each or five for $40 and Bailey’s Box raffle tickets for $100 each. The items to be raffled off this year include an impressive weekend in Las Vegas and a Him & Her relaxing overnight retreat.

“Without our 2008 media sponsors, this event would not be possible,” said Freeman. “We are delighted that these established local media outlets have chosen to be a part of the 23rd annual A Toast to the Triangle.”

“We are proud to serve as the Web site sponsor for the 2008 event and happy to play a role in supporting such a worthwhile organization,” said Drew Robison, president and CEO of BP Studios.

“ABC 11 is proud to support children and adults with special needs through our efforts with the 2008 A Toast to the Triangle. The Toast is an exciting event and we are pleased to be a part of it,” said John Idler, president and general manager of ABC11.

“We're honored and delighted to support the extraordinary work of the Tammy Lynn Center, and A Toast to the Triangle is a fun way for our listeners to participate simply by eating at their favorite local restaurants. We all win when good community radio gets behind good community causes,” said Phil Zachary, President and COO at Curtis Media.

“Women's Edge is proud to support the Tammy Lynn Center in all the tremendous work they do for children and adults with special needs. As a sponsor of A Toast to the Triangle we are looking forward to a fun celebration that benefits such a worthwhile cause and makes a difference in our community,” said Slee Arnold, CEO and publisher of Women’s Edge Magazine.

About the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc.:
The Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., founded in 1969, supports the children and adults of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. The Center provides programs for children and adults with special needs, including educational services, respite care, early childhood intervention, residential services and a summer program. The Tammy Lynn Center serves nearly 400 children and families each year. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.

About the Tammy Lynn Center:
Located on a nine-acre campus near North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs. In its 38th year, the Center remains committed to providing the individuals it serves with the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving, nurturing environment. TLCDD is owned by the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and is independently operated by TLC Operations, Inc. Both corporations are under the parent company Tammy Lynn Center, Inc. All organizations are nonprofit entities (510©(3), and contributions are tax deductible. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.

About A Toast to the Triangle:
A Toast to the Triangle was first held on April 6, 1986 at Carolina Place. Approximately $6,000 was raised and given to the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation’s Building Fund. Since 1986, the event has been held annually to raise funds for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and its affiliated organizations. The event offers an astonishing array of culinary splendor from 40 of the Triangle’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and specialty beers. Attracting more than 1,300 people, last year’s event raised over $175,000 for the Center’s programs and services. To learn more about this event, please visit www.atoasttothetriangle.org.

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