12th March, 2011

Young Leaders Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day

On Saturday, March 12, San Diego Young Leaders and their friends gathered to celebrate their first annual event at Barfly La Jolla. Over 150 guests crowded the dance floor to dance and sing to the music of the Hollywood U2 Tribute Band.

The energy continued to flow as Irish dancers came on the dance floor at intermission, setting the stage for the presentation of the new video of the recently launched Promising Ireland  campaign narrated by Liam Neeson.

The San Diego Young Leaders were joined by AIF Board Directors John Lynch and Dan Mulvihill who have been keeping the legacy of the San Diego American Ireland Fund chapter alive through the recent establishment of the Young Leaders

Young Leaders  Mike Mulvihill, Mike Reidy, Julie Mayer, Molly Eldredge, Dan Broderick, and Kara Guthrie, planned the event along with past Gala Chairpersons, John Lynch, Gail King and Bob Sexton. The event concluded with “Bono” presenting the raffle winners with their prizes to the cheers of the assembled  crowd.

Many thanks to  Countdown  sponsors, Dan Mulvihill and Thorsnes, Bartolotta and McGuire, our VIP supporters, Torrey Pines Bank, Terry & Colleen O’Malley, Erik Thorsnes, Michael O. Reidy, Ron Zagami, and Maryann McDonald and our raffle prize donors, The Grand del Mar, Julie Mayer, The Manchester Grand Hyatt, The New York Hilton, Rowan Electric, and The Fitzpatrick Hotel.