June 10th gala proceeds to benefit foster children in San Diego County.

Promises2Kids, San Diego’s leading non-profit dedicated to creating a brighter future for foster children, has announced their “Dream On” Summer Concert Gala is set for Monday, June 10, 2013. The 5th annual event will once again be hosted at the exquisite private La Jolla estate residence of Honorary Chair, Joan Waitt and is highlighted by a private concert under the stars by rock legends REO Speedwagon.

Presented by Kevin Prior, President and CEO of ICW Group and its employees, Dream On is the signature fundraiser benefiting the thousands of foster children living in San Diego County and has raised over $1.2 million to date.

“Here in San Diego, Promises2Kids is a wonderful organization that assists foster children work through the impact of abuse while providing them opportunities for a brighter future.  The employees of ICW Group and I are very excited to sponsor their annual summer event, “Dream On”, which each year raises critical funds for San Diego’s foster youth,” said Kevin Prior, President and CEO of San Diego based ICW Group.

“Having the support of the community is the only way we can meet the needs of these children. They have no one else, and I am proud to have the support from such caring partners like Kevin Prior and the ICW Group as our Presenting Sponsor along with Mark Aaron Realtors, Jeannie and Arthur Rivkin, Gatto, Pope, Walwick LLP, SDG&E and other major sponsors joining our efforts to support foster children in San Diego,” shared Tonya Torosian, CEO of Promises2Kids. “It means so much to me that they have given their time and resources to support this event that will help so many kids.”

The evening begins at 5:30pm with a VIP reception and an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with REO Speedwagon. The main event is 6:30pm to 10pm. This posh party includes an elegant sit down dinner prepared by the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, cocktails, auction, and a private live concert performance by REO Speedwagon.

Guests will also be able to bid on incredible live and silent auction items such as: a Corum Admiral’s Cup Marée Luxury Watch, a one-week stay at Podere Fibbiano Italian Villa,   American Music Awards experience for two, an evening at Eddie V’s,  a private flight to Palm Desert by Schubach Aviation, a one-week stay in a home in Steamboat Springs, San Diego Film Festival VIP experience, an Audi driving experience in  Sonoma, California, Yacht Cruise and Dinner for Ten at Joan Waitt’s house, four night stay at any Hyatt worldwide property, and much more. A very special opportunity drawing will feature exquisite custom earrings (with a retail value of $15,000) designed exclusively for Promises2Kids by John Matty of John Matty Co.

All donations raised go to support Promises2Kids and initiatives designed to improve the lives of current and former foster care youth in San Diego.

Honorary Chair for the Promises2Kids 2012 Summer Concert Gala is Joan Waitt, Honorary Committee includes Supervisor Greg Cox, Kevin Prior & Raegan Hillmann, Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Deborah & Claude Anthony Marengo, Lee and Stuart Posnock, and Supervisor Ron Roberts.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.promises2kids.org for $350 per person/$3,500 per table for general admission and $500 per person/$5,000 per table for VIP admission. For additional information or tickets, please call 858-278-4400 or email events@promises2kids.com.

About REO Speedwagon

Kevin Cronin, lead singer and principal songwriter; bass player Bruce Hall; Neal Doughty, keyboard player and founding member; lead guitarist Dave Amato, and drummer Bryan Hitt, are REO Speedwagon. Since the release of their first record in 1971, the band has produced 17 critically acclaimed albums including the monumental 10 million seller, Hi Infidelity, had scored 13 Top 40 singles, including the Number One hits “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep On Loving You,” timeless classics including “Roll With The Changes”, “Ridin’ The Storm Out”, “Take It On The Run”, “Time For Me To Fly” and “Keep Pushin.” In 2009, they released Find Your Own Way Home, featuring the radio favorites “I Needed To Fall” and “Smilin’ In The End.” REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums to date.