Summer Movie Classic Debuts in New Venue with Tasting Event and Screening of Casablanca

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Newport Beach, Calif. (June 11, 2013) —Hoag Hospital Foundation’s 552 Club announced it will host its longstanding annual summer event, now called the Summer Movie Classic, at The Hangar in Costa Mesa at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5 p.m. The event will feature tastings from more than 30 of Orange County’s finest restaurants alongside a private screening of the Hollywood classic, Casablanca. Tickets are now on sale at hoagmoviescreening.org.

The event began in 1988 and to date has raised over $1 million for Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Hospital Irvine. The popular movie event, which draws more than 1200 guests annually, was formerly called the Movie Screening and held at Edwards Big Newport Cinema.

“This Hoag 552 Club event has been one of Orange County’s largest and most anticipated community events each summer, thanks in large part to dedicated supporters including long-time hosts Jim and Patti Edwards,” Sheri Horn said, event co-chair with her husband Brian. “We are excited to present this reimagined Summer Movie Classic in our new venue with one of Hollywood’s most celebrated classic films and so many great restaurants. This will be a night to remember for all who attend in support of Hoag and the patients and communities they serve.”

Concordia University Irvine is the presenting sponsor for this year’s event. “Timely and relevant partnerships such as Hoag’s Summer Movie Classic help us achieve our goal of delivering a timely and relevant education in our Healthcare Management program at Concordia University Irvine,” said Stephen Duarte, M.H.A., Ed.D, Academic Program Director and Assistant Professor at Concordia University Irvine. “Hoag is a healthcare delivery innovator and inventor of tomorrow. They understand what is needed, refine it, and then deliver it as humble servants of the healthcare profession and the community at large. Partnering with Hoag is a privilege.”

The Blue Water Grill & Oyster Bar, Ho Sum Bistro, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Newport Landing, Harborside, Newport Rib Company, Picante Martin’s Mexican Restaurant, Royal Thai Cuisine, and Sabatino’s Sausage Company are back for their 26th year of participating. Other restaurants participating include 24 Carrots, A Restaurant, Bear Flag Fish Co., Canaletto Ristorante Veneto, The Counter, Gabbi’s, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Onotria Wine Country Cuisine, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Quattro Café South Coast Plaza, Red O, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Santa Monica Seafood, Straub Distributing, Turnip Rose Catering, Tamarind of London and Whimsical Italian Gelato.

A variety of sponsorship and ticket options are available. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit hoagmoviescreening.org.

About the Hoag Hospital Foundation

Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest healthcare systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized healthcare leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation conducts campaigns and programs that generate more than $40 million per year in gifts and pledges. The Foundation is currently in the planning phase of a campaign with a working goal of $500 million by 2020.

For more information, visit www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org.

About Hoag Hospital Foundation’s 552 Club

The 552 Club is a community-based hospital support group of individual volunteers and donors dedicated to promoting and financially supporting Hoag. As the oldest and largest of Hoag’s volunteer financial support groups, the 552 Club has raised more than $40 million for Hoag since its founding in 1966. The club and its members participate in a year-round calendar of exciting events. These include the Summer Movie Classic, Christmas Carol Ball and other friend and fundraising activities. To join the 552 Club or participate in events, please visit: www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org/552-club