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30th Annual Hoag Summer Classic

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30th Annual Hoag Summer Classic is nearly here 

The 29th Hoag Summer Classic is coming to Newport Beach this summer!

You may remember I went the the Hoag Summer Classic a couple of years ago. Next week, the Hoag Hospital Foundation and the 552 Club are collaborating with more than 40 of the finest restaurants in Orange County to host an evening of fantastic food, friends and fun. This year’s film is Midsummer Night’s Dream, and like all of the other benefits, there will be no shortage of fantastic memories.

This year is special as the Hoag Summer Classic is celebrating its 30th year. More than 40 of Orange County’s finest restaurants, live music and thousands of Hoag donors and friends will come together to celebrate in Newport Beach.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach.

From the Organizers

Thanks to Hoag’s generous donors, restaurants and volunteers, the Hoag Summer Classic has raised more than $2 million dollars and introduced many new friends to Hoag. Themed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this year’s Hoag Summer Classic is co-chaired by Megan and Jonathan Acosta and Caroline and Andre Vovan, M.D. “We are very excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hoag’s 552 Club’s signature summer event and we look forward to making this the best one yet,” said Dr. Andre Vovan.

“For 30 years, our community has come together to enjoy this event that serves for many as the introduction to a life-long partnership with Hoag,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of Hoag Hospital Foundation. “Community support is what allows Hoag to keep its promise of delivering the very best care now and well into the future.”

The Food, Glorious Food

Guests will sample exquisite food and beverages from more than 40 of Orange County’s finest restaurants. Hoag Summer Classic restaurant partners are some of OC’s finest and many have been loyal participants for decades.

The 29th Hoag Summer Classic is coming to Newport Beach this summer!

This year’s participating restaurants that are donating their time, talent, food and beverages to the 2017 Hoag Summer Classic include:

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, A Restaurant, Back Bay Bistro, Bayside Restaurant, Bistro Papillote, Bluewater Grill, The Bungalow, The Cannery, clubDetox, Coastal Catering by Island Hotel, Cowgirl Winery, dp Catering, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen, Gaviña Gourmet Coffee, Georis Winery, Harborside Restaurant, Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Kéan Coffee, LCA Wine – Costa Mesa, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach Fire Department, Newport Landing Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Newport Rib Company, RED O Taste of Mexico, Royal Thai Cuisine, Rusty Pelican, Sabatino’s Lido Shipyard Sausage Company, Sambazon Acai Cafe, San Antonio Winery, Santa Monica Seafood, Spa Girl Cocktails, Straub Distributing Company, Taverna Laguna Beach, Turnip Rose Elite Catering, Water Grill and many more.

To see the most current list of participating restaurants, visit

Live music will be performed by DSB, hailed as the “next best thing” to Journey.

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for their chance to win gift packages from restaurants, local vendors and other exciting items. The grand prize raffle item is a one-year lease of a new 2017 BMW 428i Gran Coupe, courtesy of Sterling BMW of Newport Beach.

Hoag Classic Ticket Information

Individual tickets are $125 and include all food and beverages. Tickets and underwriting opportunities are available now at

About Hoag Hospital Foundation

Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest health care systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized health care leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation launched Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate &Transform with a goal of $627 million by 2020. Comprehensive in the truest sense of the word, the Hoag Promise campaign encompasses every institute, center and specialty area of Hoag and includes programs, innovation opportunities, research, technology, facilities and staff to drive Hoag’s continued clinical leadership, innovative spirit and transformative potential. For more information, visit

I will be attending this event as media. Photos that appear in this article are from the 2015 event.

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