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Grammy Winners Eric Marienthal and Lee Ritenour Collaborate for High Hopes Brain Injury Program

Grammy Winners Eric Marienthal and Lee Ritenour Collaborate for High Hopes Brain Injury Program
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In the harmonious blend of compassion and melody, the 24th Annual Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert stands as an epitome of unity for a cause – supporting the High Hopes Brain Injury Program. This significant fundraising event, scheduled for Sunday, July 16, 2023, takes center stage at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, promising a memorable evening of music and benevolence. 

The event is hosted by High Hopes Brain Injury Program, a non-profit organization established in 1975. The concert series has been an integral pillar in helping individuals recover from traumatic brain injuries. As it enters its 24th year, the concert promises an elevated musical experience with Grammy winner Lee Ritenour as the guest performer. 

Year after year, for the past 24 years, the Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert has been instrumental in driving the success of the High Hopes Brain Injury Program. The program’s Director and Instructor, Mark Desmond, highlighted the unwavering support of Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, the gracious host for this event. This majestic setting promises an enchanting backdrop for a night to remember. 

The event isn’t merely about extraordinary music. A delightful experience awaits the VIP guests, courtesy of the Tulsa Rib Company. They will indulge in a delectable dining experience, a hosted bar, and entertainment by the talented Ron Kobayashi Trio, with Mary Desmond, the gifted singer and songwriter, as the special guest artist. Sirius XM Radio host Talaya Trigueros, sharing the stage with Mark Desmond, will helm the evening as the Master of Ceremonies. 

Grammy Winners Eric Marienthal and Lee Ritenour Collaborate for High Hopes Brain Injury Program

Post the VIP dinner, guests will be escorted to the Hyatt’s outdoor amphitheater, setting the stage for the musical extravaganza. Complementing the music will be a lavish spread of gourmet bites, promising a culinary delight. The evening will further be heightened with a silent and live auction, contributing to the funds raised. 

Tickets, priced at $150 for VIPs and $75 for General Admission, are available for purchase through the High Hopes website or by phone. The event kicks off with the VIP Party at 3:45 pm, followed by the general admission at 5:00 pm and the beginning of the musical performances at 5:30 pm. 

Sponsorship opportunities are still on the table. Presently, sponsors include esteemed names such as H&H Lee Foundation, Xerox, Millie and Severson General Contractors, Stirling Properties, Carolyn & James Reed, The Keith Family Fund at California Community Foundation, The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Smooth Jazz News, Sunwest Bank, and 94.7 The Wave. 

The High Hopes Brain Injury Program stands distinct in its approach, offering a wide array of services beyond physical therapy. The holistic regimen includes conditioning classes, therapeutic swimming, weight training, rehabilitation activities for cognitive and social challenges, vocational art classes, pre-vocational training, music classes, community activities, independent living classes, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Grammy Winners Eric Marienthal and Lee Ritenour Collaborate for High Hopes Brain Injury Program

This unforgettable evening at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach on Sunday, July 16, 2023, promises an exceptional blend of world-class music and a profound cause. The Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert, featuring the extraordinary Lee Ritenour, is a platform that enables us to make a tangible difference in the lives of those dealing with brain injuries. This concert brings music and compassion together, celebrating the spirit of resilience and hope. 

Follow High Hopes at www.HighHopes.ws, www.HighHopesBrainInjury.org, and on Facebook at Highhopesheadinjuryprogram, Twitter @highhopes100, and Instagram at highhopesheadinjury for updates and more information. 

Media inquiries and interviews can be directed to Kelly Bennett of Bennett Unlimited PR at (949) 463-6383 or kelly@bennettunlimitedpr.com. 

Join us in this celebration of resilience and unity as we embark on a journey filled with high hopes guided by the power of music. Together’ let’s make a meaningful impact in the lives of those fighting brain injury and ignite a shining beacon of hope and positivity. 

Photographer: Sheri Determan