The annual Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (TNDC) charity pool toss happens tonight. What does that mean, exactly? It means local notables get pushed into a pool for money. Weren't you paying attention? A few confirmed tosees include D6 Supervisor Jane Kim,
SF Giants Mascot Lou Seal, people from Twitter (hey, they aren't celebrities!), SF society photographer Drew Altizer, and more. But that's not the exciting part. The awesome part is that MC Hammer will help host the near-drowning frivolity along with KGO-TV/ABC7's Cheryl Jennings, chiseled Top Chef: Just Desserts champion Yigit Pura, the divine Donna Sachet (host/performer/columnist/actual star), and none other than Jan Wahl. That's right, JAN WAHL, Quentin Tarantino's favorite movie critic.
All of this star power, if you will, can be yours for a mere $125 (complimentary food and booze, of course). Oh come now, it's for a good cause: helping out folks in the Tenderloin. Plus, the chlorine-infused festivities will include entertainment by The Fabulous Bud E. Luv Show, Samba do Coração and DJ Rafa.
If you can't make it, perhaps you'd like to donate? According to the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation's site, "TNDC’s mission is to provide safe, affordable housing with support services for low-income people in theTenderloin community and be a leader in making the neighborhood a better place to live. TNDC owns and manages 30 buildings that provide homes for over 3,000 extremely low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, emancipated youth from the foster care system, and formerly homeless individuals recovering from substance abuse or mental illness."
What: 19th Annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss
When: Tonight, October 11 from 6pm - 10:00pm
Where: Poolside at the Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy Street (at Larkin), San Francisco
Tickets: $125 each; available by calling TNDC at 415-358-3944