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Chicago 2016 Olympics w/ "90210's" Christina Moore

Of all my one-a-day olympic celeb interviews (which we need you to share online as much as possible please before the Olympic decision in 9 days!), I think Christina's was the funniest to film... I think she has an improv or comedy background? Anywho, from chicago to 90210, she was very excited to get on camera with me here to talk about why she thinks chicago is beautiful!

speaking of beautiful.....chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in the world in part because of local volunteers that make it their mission to continually improve it, like chicago gateway green & their annual green tie ball! I have always been such a supporter, that I even hosted it one year w/my buddy julie Lampert... for the thousands of the most fun, happy-looking, dedicated and energetic people that I have ever seen, w/ the almost 100 top chicago restaurants providing food & cocktails, w/one of the best silent auctions w/ seriously good finds... while amazing performances go on all over by top bands & dj's,... all coming together in the most fun & memorable way, all just to make chicago look even more beautiful than it already is!

I am such a fan, that I am providing 20 tix for friends of my blog right here right now, who love chicago as much as I do! Just let me know what you think is most beautiful about chicago, and why you want these tix as bad as you do, and we will pick 10 lucky winners to win 2 tix each on me! (must let me know asap in comment area below, will announce in 48hrs of this posting... about weds 5pm). For full press release and all the fun details... click below....

For Immediate Release


Chicago Gateway Green Presents Green Tie Ball XVIII

Rhapsody in Green September 26 at Chicago Illuminating Company

-Legendary Black-Tie Gala to Benefit the Urban Greening of Chicago-

CHICAGO (August 2009) - Chicago Gateway Green, dedicated to greening and beautifying Chicago's expressways and communities, presents its signature annual fundraiser, Green Tie Ball XVIII - Rhapsody in Green.  Generously supported by signature sponsors Allstate Insurance Company and the Kluth Family Foundation, the black-tie gala will be held on Saturday, September 26 at Chicago Illuminating Company and surrounding vicinity (2110 S. Wabash in the South Loop) from 8:30 p.m. - midnight.

The city's most renowned affair is supported by an A-list executive committee and attracts thousands of Chicago's prominent young professionals and generous donors. This year's bash features an evening of lively entertainment, grand casino-style charitable gaming, tasting stations by top restaurants, premium cocktails, and a silent auction with one-of-a-kind packages.  The sensational soiree will be co-chaired by Ginger Zee andRob Elgas of NBC5, and is also sponsored by Chicago magazine.

Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at www.gatewaygreen.org. VIP tickets are $225 and include a "green carpet" cocktail reception and gala preview starting at 6:30 p.m., private bars, lavish dessert buffet, live auction and access to the VIP Lounge all evening.  The Emerald Lounge package is $4,000 for a reserved table of eight, private cocktail service, $2,500 in charitable gaming chips and a special gift.  Space is limited.

Auction items will feature amazing packages such as an Eco-home makeover; VIP tickets to the Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York City with a supermodel meet & greet and access to after-parties; "Palace by the Sea" fully staffed mansion in Manzanillo, Mexico; a first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game and more.

The Underground (56 W. Illinois St.) is hosting the exclusive after-party and will provide trolley service from the South Loop with complimentary access to Green Tie Ball guests.

Proceeds benefit urban greening organization Chicago Gateway Green, rated a four-star charity by non-profit watchdog Charity Navigator. For over 20 years, Chicago Gateway Green's efforts to sustainably beautify Chicago include planting over 3,000 trees and hundreds of thousands of perennials and shrubs.  These steps have improved air quality by offsetting vehicle carbon emissions, reducing noise pollution and mitigating urban heat island effects. The organization's work is also aligned with the City of Chicago's Climate Strategy Action Plan.


About Chicago Gateway Green

Dedicated to greening and beautifying the region's expressways, gateways and communities, Chicago Gateway Green was founded in 1986 to benefit the environment and improve the quality of life for millions of Chicagoland residents and visitors.

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Chicago Gateway Green impacts the community with three key programs:Expressway Partnership, transforming city roadways into landscaped parkways; the International Sculpture Program, beautifying gateways through the installation of public, international art on expressways; and theTree Partnership, a large-scale tree planting initiative that transforms unused land into green spaces.

For more information, visit www.gatewaygreen.org.

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Event Contact:                                          Chicago Gateway Green Contact:

Michelle Molise PR                                        April Djakoniya, Program Director

michelle@michellemolise.com                            adjakoniya@gatewaygreen.org

 (313) 549-3137 cell                                         (312) 540-9930 x222



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Shari Weiss said:


Christina Moore is hardly from 90210. She was last seen in January, only appeared as an extremely minor character in 10 episodes, and--as far as I know--won't be seen in the second season.

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