San Francisco luminaries get drenched for dollars and soak up the fun at the 25th Annual TNDC (Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation) Pool Toss at SF’s chic Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink on Wednesday, October 11. Watch as notable Bay Area personalities belly flop, nose-dive and cannonball into the pool to raise money for TNDC’s After- School Program (TASP). This wet and wild affair is THE pool party of the year and has raised almost $5 million for TNDC youth and family programs like TASP. TNDC serves more than 4,100 of the lowest-income individuals in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and nearby neighborhoods.
This year’s TNDC Pool Toss will be co-hosted by Brian Copeland, Comedian, Writer, T.V. & Radio Host; and Nikki Medoro, Radio Personality & Commentator. Energetic emcees will introduce the high-profile “Tossees” while the spirited crowd bids on the chance to toss their favorite bigwig into the pool.
Confirmed “Tossees” include Nancy Andrews, CEO, Low Income Investment Fund; The Conley Family, Dunking Celebs Since 1992; Bill Feyling, Executive Director, Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Conference Board; Paul Frentsos, EVP/COO, SF Travel; The Honorable Mark Leno; Jim Losi & Laura Pfaff, longtime Pool Toss Co-Chairs; Jessica Silverman, owner Jessica Silverman Gallery; Richard Tran, Mayor of Milpitas; Carlie Wilmans, Executive Director, 500 Capp Street Project and The Women of Pixar, a dedicated group of colleagues who are taking the plunge together.
Confirmed emcees include Lenny Broberg, Inspector, Gang Task Force, SFPD; Cheryl Jennings, News Anchor, ABC7/KGO-TV; Tori Ritchie, Cookbook Author and Cooking Teacher; and Empress XXX Donna Sachet, TV Host, Performer, Columnist, Bay Area Reporter. Additional tossees and emcees will be announced soon. The evening’s event chairs are Laura King Pfaff and Jim Losi.
The festivities continue with hosted bars and tasty Bay Area bites from Twenty-Five Lusk, Brenda's French Soul Food, Cumaica Coffee, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Kai Vodka, Farallon, Jane on Larkin and more.
Bonhams auctioneer Aaron Bastian will lead the spirited auction while the burly and brawny lifeguards from Fitness SF will be rescue ready if the need arises. Pool Toss fave, The Fabulous Bud E. Luv Show, will be back again to entertain the crowd. The full entertainment line-up will be announced soon.
Each year, TNDC asks a renowned cartoonist to create the one-of-a-kind cartoon and logo for the event. The 2017 Cartoon Artist is Shaenon Garrity. Shaenon specializes in comics and pop culture and has over a decade of experience working with comic books. Her own comics and fiction have won awards and critical acclaim.
The unforgettable figures that have participated in past TNDC Pool Tosses include players from the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Forty Niners, MC Hammer, Team Twitter, Kristi Yamaguchi, Jonny Moseley, Bob Weir, Willie Brown, Gavin Newsom, Todd Traina, Stephan Jenkins, Janet Reilly, A.J. Kirsch, Phil Ginsburg, Carey Perloff, Drew Altizer, Lewis Sykes, Fred Blackwell, John Pritzker, Robert Mailer Anderson, Joanne Hayes-White, Liam Mayclem, the Ladies of Nerdwallet, Hooman, Hubert Keller … and many more!
TNDC Pool Toss tickets are $125 each; sponsorships start at $1,000. For more information on TNDC’s Pool Toss, visit https://www.tndc.org
call (415) 358-3906 or contact [email protected]
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) provides affordable housing and services for over 4,100 low-income residents in 6 San Francisco neighborhoods, building community and promoting equitable access to opportunity and resources. Founded in 1981, TNDC now has 39 properties in its property portfolio and employs 319 people, some which live in TNDC affordable housing buildings. In addition to housing development, TNDC focuses on community organizing, urban food growth and land use, and its after-school program with the idea that everyone should have good quality housing and good quality of life in the city they love.
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The 25th Annual TNDC Pool Toss
Wednesday, October 11 from 6pm – 9:30pm
Poolside at the Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink, 601 Eddy Street (at
Larkin), San Francisco
$125 each; available online at https://www.tndc.org
or by calling TNDC at
(415) 358-3906; sponsorships available beginning at $1,000
Brian Copeland, Comedian, Writer, T.V. & Radio Host
Nikki Medoro, Radio Personality & Commentator.
Laura King Pfaff & Jim Losi
Nancy Andrews, CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
The Conley Family, Dunking Celebs Since 1992
Bill Feyling, Executive Director, Carpenters 46 Northern California Counties Conference Board Paul Frentsos, EVP/COO, SF Travel
The Honorable Mark Leno
Jim Losi & Laura Pfaff, longtime Pool Toss Co-Chairs
Jessica Silverman, owner Jessica Silverman Gallery
Richard Tran, Mayor of Milpitas
Carlie Wilmans, Executive Director, 500 Capp Street Project
The Women of Pixar, a dedicated group of colleagues who are taking the plunge together
Lenny Broberg, Inspector, Gang Task Force, SFPD
Cheryl Jennings, News Anchor, ABC7/KGO-TV
Tori Ritchie, Cookbook Author and Cooking Teacher
Empress XXX Donna Sachet, TV Host, Performer, Columnist, B.A.R.
Additional tossees and emcees will be announced soon
Entertainment and special features:
The Fabulous Bud E. Luv Show, TNDC Pool Toss fave
Bonhams auctioneer, Aaron Bastian
Lifeguards from Fitness SF
Food and Beverage Sponsors:
Twenty-Five Lusk, Brenda's French Soul Food, Cumaica Coffee, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Kai Vodka, Farallon, and Jane on Larkin
The 2017 Celebrity Signature Cocktail, the “Nibbi Negroni” is named for 2016 Pool Toss top tossees The Nibbi Brothers.
FOR MORE INFO: Visit TNDC’s website at https://www.tndc.org
call (415) 358-3906 or contact [email protected]