Girls Night Out for 49ers Academy 2015

Michele Sharkey with fashion show volunteers

The 49ers Academy Cocktails and Couture event delivered the ultimate girls night out — a fashion show, chocolate, wine, shopping — and lots of players! Bay Area sports legends with their families and hundreds of supporters gathered at the Hillsborough estate of Kathie and John Milligan on September 9, 2015. Watch the video:

“Funding for equality in education is more important now than ever, as the skyrocketing cost of living in the Bay Area has a direct impact on our students. We provide not only a safe haven from the wear and tear of poverty and a multitude of educational programs, but also meals, school supplies, after-school homework help, mentoring, and a library,” said Bella Babot, San Francisco 49ers Academy Vice Board Chair and Cocktails and Couture Event Chair. “For the attendees tonight, it is a fun and frivolous girls night out, but the funds we raise are a lifeline for our students.”

Girls Night Out for 49ers Academy 2015

Photos by Terrell Lloyd

Video by MBL Media Productions, executive producer Marybeth La Motte, director of photography Mark Hamburg, editor and producer Joanna Hidalgo; Special thanks to Hope Daly and Michele Sharkey

The 49ers Academy thanks the Cocktails and Couture marketplace sponsors:

Culinary, Cocktails, Wine and Water: Austin Cocktails, Avenir Restaurant Group – Milagros, Big Ed’s BBQ, Can Can Cleanse, Cinnabar Winery, Cuisine Style, Domenico Winery, Farallon Restaurant, Fernwood Cellars, HINT Water, Hog Island Oysters, Hope & Grace Winery, House Family Vineyards, Hult’s Restaurant, Kitchit, L’Artisan French Macaron, Laughing Glass Cocktails, Nepresso Coffee, Palace Cafe & Catering, Pinxs Catering, Pizzeria Delfina, Pressed Juicery, Sapore Italiano, Somersalt Snacks, Storrs Winery, Testarossa Winery, Windy Hill, Wrights Station Winery

Fashion and Merchandise: Anderson Lilley Candles, Artisan Connect, Camilla Olson, Eco Girl Handbags, Flutter Eyewear, glassybaby, Haute Tease, Jacklyn B Clothing, Kanupriya Jewelry Company, Kiki Bean and BedHead, M & M Bling, Moonlight, Nan Fusco Jewelry, Parfums Del Rae, Posh Poche, Sarah Oliver Handbags, Susie O’ Handbags, Treasured Accessories, UB Chic, Wilkes Bashford Pop Up Shop, Young Living Essential Oils

Beauty and Spa: Halo Blow Dry Bars, La Mienne, Pretty Girl Makeup, Samba Glow, SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic and Spa, Skinceuticals, SkinMedica

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