The 19th Annual Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Fundae at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium was a great success. Fun was had by all, children, families, and volunteers alike! Nearly 2,500 attendees walked the zoo while sampling various ice cream flavors served by our fantastic scooping station sponsors. Over 350 gallons of ice cream were consumed – that’s almost a ton of ice cream!
The Henderson Brothers VIP tent was buzzing with silent auctions and a gourmet dinner. Outside the tent Amcom Office Systems kept us well hydrated while Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Huntington National Bank, MassMutual – Pittsburgh, Mullen of Pittsburgh, Partlow Insurance Agency, PNC Bank, Staley Capital, and Trib Total Media did a great job of scooping ice cream and getting in the votes. In the end it was Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh with their Jolly Roger Raspberry Truffle who took home the coveted “Silver Scoop” People’s Choice Award. Radio Disney kept the beats spinning while Iceburgh, Steely McBeam, Smiley, Polar Bear, and Sharky entertained the crowd.
Thanks to everyone who attended the event, all the companies who sponsored the event, and everyone who donated to the event, the Ice Cream Fundae grossed over $100,000 for children and families. If you missed out this year, be sure to join us next year for our 20th Annual Ice Cream Fundae!