There was a bit fundraiser recently at the Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte NC for Dessert First, a fundraiser for the V Foundation - a foundation that supports cancer research.
The foundation is named for Jim Valvano, a coach at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He took N C State to the championship and won if I'm not mistaken.
He was also struck down by cancer later.
Dick Vitale, the college basketball announcer always mentions it several times a broadcast. He supports the program by getting the name of the program out to the college basketball audience.
Dessert First, served dessert first. Then they had a silent auction of stuff, probably sports memorabilia or something and then everyone went home.
Nick Valvano, Jim's older brother was on hand to meet people and to make a speech at the program.
The Charlotte Observer posted photos of the black tie event on their website. They either sent a photographer down there or they had someone at the party take pictures and send them to them. They have posted photos of people at black tie events regularly on their website.
It is an interesting way to see who is out in the community doing what.