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La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary hosts Mardi Gras party May 31

San Diegans have an opportunity to positively influence education on the other side of the world, with the purchase of a $75 ticket to the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club’s annual fund-raising event, Cheers for Charity.

The festive Cheers for Charity 2008 will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. The 19th annual gala will include wine tasting, micro-beer sampling, live and silent auctions, food and entertainment. The public is invited to attend.

Some of the proceeds from the Mardi Gras-themed party May 31 will benefit Rotary Hall, a dormitory for female students at the Nangarhar Univeristy in Afghanistan. Already under construction, the $250,000 dormitory will house up to 72 female students, who will be able to continue their education at the university level. “Once Afghan girls are in sixth grade or so, they must be taught by female teachers,” explained Steve Brown, a member of the LJGT Rotary club. “The construction of this dormitory will allow more girls to continue their education and eventually become teachers.”

Tickets are $75. For more information, call (619) 236-8947.