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Campos Coffee to Host Fundraiser for Australian Wildlife

CAMPOS COFFEE TO HOST “REBUILDING OUR ROOTS: TO AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE” IN SALT LAKE CITY TO SUPPORT AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITIES AND WILDLIFE DEVASTATED BY RECENT WILDFIRES

The ticketed fundraiser will be held on February 13 at Campos Coffee’s Edison Street Location

Australian specialty coffee roaster, Campos Coffee, will be hosting a pre-Valentine’s Day fundraiser, Rebuilding Our Roots: To Australia with Love, to support the wildlife relief effort in the wake of Australia’s devastating wildfires. The event will take place at Campos’ Salt Lake City location on Thursday, February 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $50 and include passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine, beer, and live music. Special guests Utah Jazz player Joe Ingles and his wife, Renae, a gold medalist netballer and winner of the International Player of the Year Award, will be in attendance. A silent auction will feature exciting offerings including a trip to Australia, coffee brewing equipment, and gear signed by Utah Jazz team members. Additional auction items include coffee brewing equipment, wine classes, whiskey tastings, Jazz tickets, and private chef-catered meals. Proceeds from the event will be donated to WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service, Inc.), an Australian non-profit that has provided wildlife rescue services for more than 30 years. 

“Given Utah’s affinity for wildlife and the environment, we thought having an event to serve as a fun platform for raising funds to provide relief to Australia’s animals would appeal to our local community,” says Hillary Merrill, Head of Retail, Campos Coffee USA. 

The devastation the bushfires have caused will have long-term impacts on wildlife and communities as a result of the millions of acres of charred land and decimated homes. Millions of birds, reptiles and mammals, including Australia’s beloved koalas, have been killed. Wildlife that survived will face challenges with respect to term food, water, and habitat.

“Campos Coffee is built on communities and bringing people together over coffee. While the Campos Coffee’s roasting operations have fortunately been unaffected by the fires, many of our café partners in towns across Australia have been severely impacted due to local infrastructure damage and reduced tourism during the busiest period of the year.” says Rachel Pullicino, CMO of Campos Coffee. “As Australia begins to rebuild communities after the devastation, we are so grateful for the overwhelming support from our friends all over America, and the Salt Lake fundraiser is a unique way for people in our local community to get involved.”

Fundraiser Details:

Thursday, February 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Campos Coffee, 228 S. Edison, Salt Lake City
Tickets can be purchased at:  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rebuilding-our-roots-sending-love-to-australia-tickets-92113860035

Fundraiser for Park City Murder Victim Jose Fernandez

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Media Contact:
Hilary Reiter
Redhead Marketing & PR
Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com | 435.901.2071

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2016

PARK CITY COMMUNITY UNITES FOR FUNDRAISER IN CELEBRATION, SUPPORT OF JOSE FERNANDEZ AT NO NAME SALOON & GRILL

DBR Manager, Bartender, and Popular Community Member Passes Away Feb. 26

PARK CITY, UTAH – The devastating, incomprehensible loss of Jose Fernandez, a beloved manager and bartender at No Name Saloon & Grill and Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive, is uniting the Park City community for a fundraiser at No Name Saloon, located at 447 Main St., on Wednesday, March 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. This event will not only help cover costs associated with his tragic death, but also serve to establish a college fund for Jose and his wife’s unborn child.

Fernandez, 37, died Feb. 26 from a gunshot wound to the head. Just days prior to the incident, Jose and his wife, Griselle, were elated to learn they are expecting their first child. Fernandez’s family is facing tremendous financial obligations after his five days in ICU care, ambulance transport, and funeral expenses.

“Our staff is committed to helping Jose’s family raise funds to cover these exorbitant expenses so they can focus on grieving, moving forward, and caring for the baby that is on the way,” said Jesse Shetler, owner of Diversified Bars & Restaurants (DBR), which owns No Name Saloon, Butcher’s Chop House & Bar, and Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive. “Jose was an outstanding, dedicated manager and bartender who was adored by both coworkers and customers alike, as well as a loyal friend to many in Park City.”

Given Fernandez’s popularity, a huge turnout is expected to enjoy this celebration of life and show of support for his family. Events include an opportunity drawing featuring fun prizes and a wealth of silent-auction items, which have been generously donated by local businesses as well as some outside the Park City community. Silent-auction items include sports gear, lodging packages, dining certificates, spa services, and more.

No Name Saloon and other local establishments will provide tasty, complimentary cuisine, and a cash bar will be available. Donations are encouraged, and will be accepted at the door. The suggested donation is $37, which represents Jose’s age when his life was cut short.

“Our goal is to not only raise funds, but also to create the type of event Jose would have loved to join. We know he will be there in spirit,” Shetler added. “The Fernandez family continues to be tremendously grateful for the outpouring of love and support from those in Park City and beyond.”

For more information regarding the event celebrating and supporting Jose Fernandez and his family, visit the following sites:

On Facebook at No Name Saloon & Grill: https://www.facebook.com/nonamesaloonandgrill/.

To make a contribution directly to the Fernandez family, visit https://www.gofundme.com/esr78w9e.

To contribute an item to the silent auction, please contact Lacey Rounds, DBR events manager, at 435.503.2581, or via email at lacey@drbparkcity.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Hilary Reiter, Redhead Marketing & PR, 435.901.2071, Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com.

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