Cocktails & Celebrities raises funds for Pittsburgh VIPs' favorite charities
Former Pittsburgh Steelers Josh Miller and Craig Bingham, comedian Jimmy Krenn, Heidi Balas, Linda Weissert, and the Diva Chef Elise Wims were among the celebs slinging cocktails for a good cause behind the bar at Savoy Restaurant on July 24.
“We just created this to reach small charities that don't always have the most exposure,” said Christina Dickerson, co-host with Beth Swanson.
With all tips and a portion of the evening's proceeds going to the charity of each bartenders' choice, Cocktails & Celebrities might not have piqued any interest in a second career, but it did prove just how unbreakable the human spirit can be.
“They're truly my heroes. They don't know what it is not to fight – they have that spirit in them,” said Crystal Maccarelli, whose five kids have been diagnosed with Childhood Mitochondrial Disease. Team MAC was the recipient of country artist Chris Higbee's tips. “Faith gives me hope that my kids will be able to beat this,” she said.