Annenberg Foundation’s Suitcase Party Sends Guests on Instant Trip

Fete Benefits HOLA programs for at-risk youths

Wanna get away? Well, come May 3, all you have to do is grab your passport and pack your bags for the second annual L.A. Suitcase Party. Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation on behalf of Heart of Los Angeles, L.A.’s Suitcase Party will take over Clay Lacy Aviation at Van Nuys Airport, giving partygoers the chance to fly the coop.

Purchasing an entry ticket for this year’s fete gives patrons a chance to win weekend stays at a villa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico; Vegas’ Mandarin Oriental; and San Francisco’s Ritz Carlton, among others. Paired with the hotspot destinations are luxury transportation packages including a Bentley Mulsanne, private jet, Piaggio plane and a helicopter. Special items, such as a Rolls Royce rental, will also be featured in a live auction. Sound too good to be true? One of last year’s winners, Jennifer Hill, hopped on a private jet to Napa, where she said her group toured the wine country, stayed in five-star accommodations and enjoyed superstar treatment.

“We toured the wine country in the comfort of our van and were offered wonderful suggestions by our driver who took us to one of his favorite family-owned wineries in the area,” Hill recalled.

Those looking to relive Hill’s experience can purchase tickets at LASuitcaseParty. com. Proceeds benefit HOLA, which, for more than two decades, has provided thousands of at-risk youths with gratis programs in academics, arts and athletics.

And don’t worry — if you’re not one of the grand prize winners, the Annenberg Foundation has secured special rates at local hotels that weekend so everyone can still enjoy a night away from home.

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