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An Ice Cream Fundae Coming Up at the Pittsburgh Zoo

PRESSLEY RIDGE, a local non-profit organization benefiting vulnerable children and families in crisis, will host its 18th annual Ice Cream Fundae at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh, PA on the evening of Saturday, August 25, 2012. The event, a longtime local favorite and Pressley Ridge’s signature fundraiser, will feature all-you-can-eat-ice cream in over 10 tempting Hagan flavors as well as entertainment and activities for all ages. This year’s Ice Cream Fundae also marks the debut of the Pressley Ridge School for Autism’s craft store, giving guests an opportunity to meet our kids, learn how we serve the community and browse a collection of unique, handmade items. “We are very excited about our upcoming Ice Cream Fundae at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium;” says Susanne Cole, Pressley Ridge’s President and Chief Executive Officer, “because we support the community and we value a good time shared with family and friends, especially while tasting ice cream. It’s the perfect summer activity!”  For Jim Doncaster, Chief Learning Officer, the event is the best of Pressley Ridge, “People look forward to our Ice Cream Fundae each year because it is just such a joyful event. It’s a lively blend of families, kids, and kids-at-heart all having a great time, and what makes it especially wonderful is that their great time means better times for others as all proceeds flow to the kids and families we serve.”  Gates open for Ice Cream Fundae guests at 6:30 p.m. and parking is free. General Admission tickets are: $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12, with free admission for children under 3 years old. Family packs of four tickets are available for $50. A VIP reception with Steelers alumnus Jeff Hartings will begin at 5:30pm. About Pressley Ridge Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pressley Ridge is a $69.3 million non-profit delivering innovative programming to 5,600 children and families annually. Pressley Ridge is one of the oldest and largest providers of services for children in the country, currently offering educational, treatment foster care, community-based, and residential services in six states, Portugal and Hungary. For General Admission and VIP tickets, sponsorship information and event details, please contact Loretta Berger at (412) 872-9431 or or visit Event information will be updated regularly on the Pressley Ridge Facebook page at

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