Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association Gala Dinner Dance to Raise Funds for Hospitality and Culinary Scholarships

Mar 01, 2011, 09:45 ET from Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Friday, March 18th

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association (ACHLA) will hold its Annual Gala Dinner Dance on Friday, March 18, 2011 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Event Center. This event is the major fundraiser for the ACHLA Scholarship Foundation, which has awarded in excess of $270,000 to area students pursuing hospitality, culinary, or tourism careers.

The event begins with a cocktail reception starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dinner and music by "Don't Call Me Francis." The master of ceremonies is Lloyd D. Levenson, Esq. Throughout the evening, guests will have the chance to win exciting prizes, including air travel tickets, overnight stays, entertainment & dining venues and many other valuable prizes. ACHLA will also announce its 2010 Allied Member of the Year and announce the installation of the 2011 Officers and Board of Directors.

Borgata's Vice President of Hospitality Mark Vanderwielen indicated "the property is thrilled to be hosting this year's ACHLA Gala Dinner Dance. The Gala will be a spectacular event that will certainly rival those of past years - an event that will be a must to attend."

Individual tickets for the event are priced at $145 and tables of 10 are priced at $1,300. Sponsorship packages, starting at $1,800, also are available. All proceeds benefit the ACHLA Scholarship Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Checks can be made payable to ACHLA Scholarship Foundation, 151 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 709, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. For more information or to make reservations, call (609) 345-8910 or e-mail -


Through close collaboration with local and regional educational institutions that offer programs in hospitality education, ACHLA actively support activities and programs that promote the hospitality, culinary and tourism industry as a desirable career path. ACHLA also promotes its members as the employers of choice.

ACHLA has created the Education/Scholarship Program, which is dedicated to offering regional high school and college students a career path in the Lodging, Hospitality, Culinary and other Tourism fields. For more information, contact the ACHLA at (609) 345-8910 or visit the ACHLA web site at -

SOURCE Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association