The very first Young Professionals Preakness at the Piazza took place on Saturday evening, in the Piazza at Schmidt’s, in Northern Liberties. The rain didn’t stop volunteers and supporters from going to mingle with friends, while watching the hundred thirty-eighth Preakness Stakes on the Piazza’s big screen. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Greater Delaware Valley.
While DJ Royale provided a nice mixture of music that catered to all preferences, guests danced, and dined on Gunners Run Cheddar Bay biscuits, chicken, and crab cakes, followed by desserts like chocolate cake and chocolate chip brownies.
The open bar included wine and signature drinks like the Smarty Jones, which was a mixture of Vodka, St. Germain, Lemon Juice, Soda, and Strawberry Puree. During dancing breaks, guests went under the tents to bid on items including stays at Hotel Monaco, Nicole Miller Girls Night Out Packages, and jewelry from various retailers including Steven Singer Jewelers, during the silent auction.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society strives to “create a world free of MS,” and events like Preakness at the Piazza raise funds to help the foundation work toward that goal. Along with Saturday’s festivities, the MS society continuously seeks volunteers for various reasons, and hosts other awareness and fund-raising events in the region. See the society’s website here for information about how to become more involved with their efforts.