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Oakland Raiders Legend Fred Biletnikoff to Host Annual Celebrity Crab Fest

The fundraiser will be held on Nov. 2, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Bishop Ranch Marriott in San Ramon

From the Fred Biletnikoff Foundation:

One of the Bay Area’s favorite evenings is back for another year. The 11th Annual Celebrity Crab Fest, hosted by NFL Hall of Famer and Oakland Raiders legend Fred Biletnikoff, gives Oakland Raiders fans the opportunity to rub elbows with Raiders legends and help raise money to support the Biletnikoff Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth who are “at risk” to the realities of drug and alcohol addiction, as well as domestic and gender violence.

This fun-filled, celebrity-studded event will be held on Friday, November 2, from 6 p.m.-midnight at the Bishop Ranch Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, California. Tickets are $130 per person, and include food, wines from Robert Mondavi, Steven Kent Winery, and J. Lohr Vineyard and Winery, music, dancing, and much more.

The Celebrity Crab Fest includes a silent auction as well as a live auction, hosted by Mark Ibanez, the Emmy-Award-Winning Sports Director from KTVU Channel 2. This great evening will also include live entertainment from Top Shelf, a special guest appearance by Bobby Kimball of Toto; the World’s Fastest Speed Painter, Rock DeMarco; a drum line performance by Stellar West Productions; and a special appearance by Football’s Fabulous Females, the Raiderettes!

The live and silent auctions will feature many exclusive items available for bid, including a drawing for a $10,000 diamond bracelet, a trip for two to the NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, a trip for two to the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and tickets to the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, and much more.

In keeping with the tradition, the Biletnikoff Foundation will be giving back even more to the community by awarding $2,500 scholarships to aid lucky high school seniors to fulfill their dreams of entering college.

Confirmed celebrity guests include Fred Biletnikoff, NFL Hall of Famer, MVP of Super Bowl XI and Oakland Raiders legend, as well as:
•       Tim Brown, Heisman Trophy Winner, Raiders Legend
•       Zach Crockett, Raiders Legend
•       Marvin “Marv” Hubbard, Raiders Legend
•       Lincoln Kennedy, Raiders Legend
•       Pete Banaszak, Raiders Legend
•       Raider Coaches, Players and Staff

Celebrity Crab Fest sponsors include Nothing But Bundt Cake, Freddy Kielbasas and Enchanted Florist. Sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from $15,000 to $1,500. For tickets and information, contact the Biletnikoff Foundation, 7080 Donlon Way, Suite 126, Dublin, CA 94568, and (925) 556-2525. Tickets may be ordered online at www.biletnikoff.org.

The Biletnikoff Foundation also proudly supports STAND! Since it began in 1977, STAND! has helped more than 15,000 crisis victims and their children annually by offering emergency shelter, counseling and support groups, and transitional housing. Its battered treatment programs provide offenders with the opportunity to make meaningful changes in their lives and, more importantly, in the lives of their families.

About Fred Biletnikoff
Fred Biletnikoff was All-AFL/AFC selection four times, the 1971 NFL receiving champion, and played in two AFL All-Star games, four AFC-NFC Pro Bowls, eight AFL/AFC title games and two Super Bowls. He was the MVP in Super Bowl XI. He was the Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver coach for 18 years. A true football legend, Biletnikoff has a national award named after him. For the past 12 years, the Biletnikoff Award has been presented to young men in football who continue to have outstanding careers in the NFL.

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