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Special Delivery to host annual Pride BBQ fundraiser

SAN DIEGO -- Plans are set for Special Delivery’s annual LGBT Pride BBQ fundraiser, the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraising event, to take place on the rooftop of the Inn at the Park (formerly Park Manor Suites) from noon to 6 pm on Saturday, July 13.

“Our annual BBQ has become a long-time tradition for locals and visitors after the parade during Pride weekend in San Diego,” said Ruth Henricks, Special Delivery's executive director.

For over 15 years, this event has provided funding to help support Special Delivery’s home-delivered meal service for San Diegans with life-threatening llnesses such as AIDS, heart disease, kidney disease and cancer, and to support Special Delivery’s onsite food pantry for San Diegans with life-threatening illnesses and those who’ve fallen on hard times.

“After the LGBT Pride parade, we invite San Diego locals and visitors to the rooftop at the Inn at the Park to enjoy great views of the city as well as a delicious barbecue lunch including hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, salads, and all the trimmings,” she said.

All proceeds benefit clients of Special Delivery San Diego. Tickets for the BBQ can be purchased for $10 at the door.

Sponsors for this year’s event include Gold Sponsor: Pecs Bar; Silver Sponsors: Kaiser Permanente and The Loft Bar; and Bronze Sponsors: California Bank & Trust and Hillcrest Pharmacy.

Inn at the Park is located at Sixth & Spruce Streets across from Balboa Park.

About Special Delivery

Founded in 1991, Special Delivery prepares, packages and delivers fresh nutritious meals and provides groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and kidney disease in San Diego. To date, the non-profit organization has delivered more than 1.6 million meals, provided thousands of bags of groceries and has served more than 5,000 clients. For more information, to purchase tickets, or for volunteer opportunities, contact Special Delivery at 619-297-7373.