Professionals United for Sexual Health (PUSH) Dayton presents All the Sex Monologues, a celebration of sexual health. This original production explores a wide spectrum of sexual health topics including sexual awakening, sexual violence, sexual healing, sexual acceptance,
and sexual experiences.
What do you get when you combine Sunday Funday, The Trolley Stop, and a dozen women in crazy costumes? The 4th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling tournament of course! It’s only one of THE most outrageously fun charity events in the city. This year’s event is Kentucky-Derby themed, so come grab a mint julep and get in on the fun!
The event is hosted by the volunteer organization, PUSH Dayton (Professionals United for Sexual Health), which benefits Planned Parenthood. Typically proceeds from these events specifically help fund exam rooms updates in the downtown Dayton facility. The group also raises awareness about safe sex and access to health care – but in a fun way!
This year’s event runs from 7pm – 11pm this Sunday May 3rd at The Trolley Stop in the Oregon District. Get there on time to catch the “Parade of Wrestlers” – so you can get your brackets ready – and then promptly after the battles begin! Pre-sale tickets are available online for $10 (http://bit.ly/1De8DXN), or at The Trolley Stop in person. You can also snag a pre-sale ticket in front of Clash Consignments (also in the Oregon District) during First Friday evening activities on May 1st. Day of tickets are $15. Special VIP tickets are $40 – and trust me – the view is worth the ticket price!
Jennifer Shinkle tells people she “bought” her boyfriend. And it’s true.
Shinkle’s boyfriend was part of the September 2011 PUSH Dayton Men in the City Charity Bachelor Auction, and the two have been going strong since. This year’s event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 21, at the Dayton Racquet Club, with an after-party to be held in the adjacent 29 Stories Lounge.
With 17 of the Miami Valley’s most eligible bachelors up for bid, organizers of this third annual event are hoping for yet another love story. After all, the Bachelor Auction is two-for-two: In addition to Shinkle, chair of this year’s event, PUSH committee member Monica Deal met her husband at the first auction, and they’re now proud parents.
But the Bachelor Auction isn’t only about love. It’s about sex, too — sexual health, that is. The event directly supports Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region’s free condom program and sexual health advocacy in the Miami Valley Region. It’s organized by the all-volunteer PUSH Dayton (Professionals United for Sexual Health) committee, which has held more than 20 events and raised more than $20,000 for Planned Parenthood since it was formed four years ago.
“Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of practicing safe sex,” said Crystal Justice, associate director of development for Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio Region’s Miami Valley area. The organization served more than 23,000 patients in its eight health centers just in the past year, Justice said.
“Our work to promote safe sex and access to testing is crucial to sexual health outcomes in the Miami Valley, which has seen a sharp increase in sexually transmitted illnesses,” she added. “Planned Parenthood makes quality care accessible and affordable for everyone.”
Each bachelor comes with a date package on which interested ladies bid. This year’s bachelors range in age from 22 to 55 and their occupations include business owners, dancers, a state trooper, writer, actor, meteorologist, entrepreneur and adjunct professor. Couples packages also will be available for bidding, so those who already have found their true love still can participate and support the cause.
[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r8G3myEAB4&feature=youtu.be’]“Last year we raised about $5,000 with about 115 guests,” Shinkle said. “This year, we expect to bring in even more attendees and have a goal to raise $8,000 for the cause. This is a very important year for us because we want to establish this as an annual event the community gets excited about. There is no event quite like it.
“The event not only supports Planned Parenthood, those who attend the event can mingle with like-minded professionals from throughout the Miami Valley,” Shinkle added. “You will meet people outside of your normal social circles at the Bachelor Auction and make new friends.”
Profiles and photos of each of the bachelors are available on PUSH Dayton’s website, as well as on the organization’s Facebook page. Advance tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online, and tickets are $25 at the door. Appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
“He’s a great guy! I wish I was attracted to him.” Ladies, how many times have you said this about your best single guy friend? Well here’s your chance to do something wonderful for him- nominate him for the 2nd annual Men in the City Charity Bachelor Auction. Hosted by Professionals United for Sexual Health (PUSH), a group of Planned Parenthood Advocates who support the organization through creative fundraisers like the auction.
According to their Facebook page:
We want to hear about your adorable, hard working, passionate, SINGLE, brothers, fathers, ex-boyfriends, friends, neighbors, co-workers, doctors, trainers, bartenders, bosses and/or elected officials!
Or gentlemen you can nominate yourself!
The Miami Valley’s most eligible bachelors will be auctioned off for charity.
WHERE: The Dayton Racquet Club
WHEN: August 19th, 2011
TIME: 7 pm-10pm, after party to follow at 10pm in bar.
Criteria for Nominees:
– Over the age of 21
Please send all nominations to kmeade@PPSWO.org
-Nominee’s Phone #
-Nominee’s Email Address
-List 3 adjectives that best describe the nominee
-Explain why this person would make a good bachelor.
-2 Pictures or URL for their photo on Facebook, Flickr or another photo site:
-Will this person be willing to promote their event to friends?
Nominations will end on Wednesday, May 31st.
Please note that in the past, the number of nominations received has exceeded our capacity for auction participants and therefore, not every nominee may be selected to participate in the auction. A nomination is not a guarantee of participation in the auction; however, we will do our best to include as many nominated candidates as possible.
Another awesome event brought to you by PUSH – Professionals United for Sexual Health
Professionals United for Sexual Health (PUSH) will host a scotch and cigar evening on Thurs, Aug. 6th from 6-8pm at Sidebar in the Oregon District. Billed as more than a tasting – you will learn about both of these devilish delights from the experts! And if that’s not enough to convince you, how about this: burlesque dancer – Champagne Shock of Timeless Entertainment will make a guest appearance!
Buy your tickets online – $30 gets you the scotch sampling and a choice of your favorite cigar. Tickets at the door will be $35, if still available.
PUSH is a group of Planned Parenthood Advocates who demonstrate their interest and commitment for the organization in unique and exciting ways. Made up of women and men from the Miami Valley, PUSH members support the use of prevention to promote sexual health and prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies.
PUSH is committed to making sure individuals in the Miami Valley have access to the information and healthcare they need to stay safe and healthy.