The Free to headline ‘White Pants’ gala; Audi raffle tickets selling fast

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation is raffling a 2015 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic convertible. Photo courtesy Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation is raffling a 2015 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic convertible. Photo courtesy Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

Upscale party band The Free will bring its energetic music mix to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation’s Last Chance for White Pants Gala from 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Aug. 29, at Audi Cape Fear, 255 Old Eastwood Road in Wilmington.

The Free is known for its versatility that touches on almost every genre, playing the best of rock, pop, country and R&B. The band performs a mix of songs from artists such as Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Pharell Williams, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty and Johnny Cash.

“There’s an underlying theme of change’ for this year’s gala,” Lindsey Champion, LCFH development manager, said. “A new weekend, a new night, a new venue, a new band and the biggest raffle prize ever offered means guests will enjoy what has traditionally been one of the season’s must-attend events. The changes will make the gala feel fresh and exciting.”

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“Thanks to Audi Cape Fear’s sponsorship, the icing on this year’s gala will be the raffle drawing,” Champion said. “The night of the gala, we will announce the winner of the 2015 Audi A5 Cabriolet convertible. Tickets are $100, and only 1,500 will be sold. In addition to the value of this beautiful, white convertible, we are also paying the federal income tax to the IRS on behalf of the winner. We’re off and running with almost 500 tickets already sold and we still have three months until the gala.”

The raffle winner does not have to be present to win, but everyone is encouraged to come to the event. Gala tickets are $125 each.

Proceeds from the gala and raffle go to work immediately by providing the gift of hospice to the community. Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit, and buying a ticket helps patients facing end of life get the important care they need and helps support their families.

For event information, raffle details and to purchase tickets, visit www.hospicewhitepants.org or call 796-8099 ext. 6. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Champion at 796-0847 or email Lindsey.Champion@lcfh.org.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit agency that provides healthcare and comfort to people with advanced illnesses; support and counseling to families; and community education in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties in NC, and Horry County in SC. For more information, visit www.lcfh.org or facebook.com/lcfhospice.