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Seaside Soiree

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San Diego Coastkeeper is pleased to announce its 17th annual fundraiser: the Seaside Soiree, where guests, supporters, board members and staff gather to celebrate the importance of protecting San Diego’s underwater treasures. 
 
We will hold this year’s Seaside Soiree in Fall 2014 at the beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla. Participants will mingle inside and outside and enjoy an oceanfront view with a spectacular sunset. The event features a roaming buffet, cash bar, opportunity drawing and interactive setting. 
 
VIP tickets are $250 and include free parking, hosted drinks and recognition during the event. General admission tickets are $100. Attendees can buy tickets. 
 
For sponsorship opportunities for our Fall 2014 event, contact Megan Baehrens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (619) 758-7743. 
 

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