When I met Cristina Ribeiro during Tuan Tran’s casting call last Sunday, she invited me to this P.A.R.T.I Program’s Casino Night Fashion Show and Charity Event, held at Marianni’s Hotel & Restaurant, 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.
It was a rather intimate, but consistently lively evening with guest host Terry Ellis (of En Vogue), Pandora from Step Up 3 (who showed us serious popping and tutting skillz!!), as well as live entertainment such as Urs Truly (pictured below) and fashion show featuring Cristina Ribeiro’s line and Bloomingdale’s fashion. The casino games, silent auctions, and raffles throughout the night served as a fund raising effort by P.A.R.T.I. (Positive Alternative Recreation Team-building Impact) Program, that has been serving under-privileged youth in mentorship, leadership, civic engagement, and recreation activities.