West Palm Beach, FL USA, December 4, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Renegade Country Bar has just announced its 1st Annual “Barks, Babes, & Brews” Bachelor / Bachelorette auction to benefit the Tri-County Animal Rescue with celebrity bachelors and bachelorettes. In this inaugural fundraiser, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the rescue, which will be used directly for the treatment of both the dogs and cats at the shelter. According to event chair Clinton Cimring, “the event is the first of its kind for a venue like Renegades in that it is 100% volunteer-run and there is no financial contribution from Tri-County towards expenses, which are all being covered by Renegades as well as sponsors and donors.”
The event will combine, for auction, some of the most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in the United States. Over 6 months of research went into vetting the candidates for the auction by a special event planning committee led by Clinton Cimring, a technology celebrity turned philanthropist. Additionally, a pre-screening process to help select candidates was donated by Revolution Dating, an in-person dating service and one of the event sponsors led by veteran matchmaker Kelly Leary. “The committee, together with Revolution Dating, selected candidates not only based on looks and resumes, but involvement with their local communities and their love for animals,” said vice-chair Ashley Alder. The featured celebrity bachelor up for auction at the event is Prince Lorenzo Borghese from the prominent Borghese family who is also a reality TV star and strong supporter for animal rights and proper pet education. He initially appeared on the 9th season of ABC’s The Bachelor and has starred on several TV shows since then. Following in suit of ABC Networks, is Ryan Beckett, who appeared on the 11th Season of ABC’s The Bachelorette and is the CEO and co-founder of Hubdin. Complementing the pair of celebrity Bachelors is Kelly Hanner, Lifestyle Coach, motivational speaker, and CEO of Illuminate.
My most rewarding moment/accomplishment was holding two state records for most dogs rescued in one weekend, South Carolina and Georgia." -Prince Lorenzo Borghese
Prince Lorenzo Borghese, Bachelor
“Barks, Babes & Brews” will take place on Monday, December 7, 2015 at Renegades Country Bar in West Palm Beach, FL. The event will kick off at 7:00pm with a pre-bid meet and greet with the bachelors and bachelorettes. There will be 8 Bachelors and 8 Bachelorettes to bid on with two special celebrity Bachelors and a celebrity Bachelorette. The candidates take the stage for live bidding at 9:00pm. In addition, there will be a silent auction with many unique items including a sweater designed by Marla Guloien and modeled by Reality TV Star and Actress Betsy Cox specifically for the event, $22,000 worth of animal friendly cosmetic products donated by Lulu cosmetics, and 6 months of unlimited paddle boarding excursions from Salty Dog Paddle, for example.
Tri-County Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 no-kill nonprofit animal shelter working to prevent the killing of over 170,000 unwanted pets in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. The shelter has saved over 50,000 domestic animals from being euthanized, placing them in homes through their adoption center. In addition, Tri-County Animal rescue works with organizations, businesses, and the local school district in South Florida to educate the community on animal awareness and proper pet care. All Proceeds generated from this Event will enable Tri County to continue its life-saving mission and also fund veterinary care, emergency treatment, and surgeries for sick and injured animals.