SF Supervisors Host Fundraiser For Japan

By Kellie Onaga
|  Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011  |  Updated 9:30 AM PDT
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Want a behind-the-scenes adventure at a popular San Francisco attraction or the chance to hob nob with local leaders at some of the city's hottest night life spots?  Tonight you can snag those opportunities - and it's all for a good cause.

San Francisco supervisors are holding a fundraiser in the Mission district to help victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

All 11 supervisors will be at the event.   It will feature a silent auction with items donated by the supervisors.

Among the items:  luxury box seats at a San Francisco Giants game, two Burning Man tickets, a behind-the-scenes tour of the San Francisco Zoo for four, live jazz at Yoshi's with Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and a San Francisco Fire Boat tour for four.

Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Japan Mulitcultural Relief Fund and Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami along Japan's northeastern coast March 11 killed more than 9,400 people. More than 15,600 people remain missing. The crisis is turning out to be the world's most expensive natural disaster on record, likely to cost up to $309 billion.

Tonight's fundraiser will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the SOM Bar at 2925 16th St. in the Mission district.

There is a $20 suggested donation at the door.

For more information and a full list of items in the silent auction, go to this link.  

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