updated 2/2/2011 2:45:51 PM ET 2011-02-02T19:45:51

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Junior League of Orange County, Calif., (JLOCC) is holding a "Luck o' the Draw" Spring Fundraiser at the Port Restaurant & Bar, 440 Heliotrope Ave., Corona del Mar, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18. Admission is $25, which will include appetizers and a choice of two cocktails, or selected wine or beer.  Singer-songwriter Kevin Shima will perform with an acoustic guitar. One thousand opportunity drawing tickets also will be available for a price of $50; the winning ticket will be drawn at the event at 7:45 p.m. for a Grand Prize of $10,000. Additional luxury prizes will be announced.

Opportunity drawing tickets and event tickets will be available at the Junior League headquarters, 5140 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, or from League members. According to event chair Stephanie Finn, all tickets must be turned in at the Junior League headquarters by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 17, or before the 7:45 p.m. drawing at the event at Port Restaurant to qualify for the Grand Prize. The winner does not need to be present. More information is available on the Junior League website www.jlocc.org or by calling 949-261-0823.

The JLOCC's members actively support the community through collaboration with other Orange County nonprofit organizations. This year the JLOCC's efforts are directed on behalf of the community in conjunction with groups including the Second Harvest Food Bank Backpack Program, Crittenton Services Connect Program, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Reading Program, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Emancipated Youth Program, Kinship Support Services Program, and the League's Bear Hugs and Bear Necessities Program. The JLOCC members also conduct done-in-a-day volunteer projects through Impact Orange County.

About the Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc.

The Junior League of Orange County, California, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and the leadership of trained volunteers.  JLOCC has contributed to Orange County by helping found organizations such as Orangewood Children's Home and the Volunteer Center of Orange County, now known as OneOC.  As a solely educational and charitable organization, the JLOCC's trained volunteers actively support the community through collaboration with organizations that promote and support the health, safety and education of women and children. A 501(c)(3) organization, the JLOCC reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins.  Originally founded in 1956 as the Newport Harbor Service League, the JLOCC is a member organization of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.  To learn more about the JLOCC, call (949) 261-0823 or visit www.jlocc.org.

CONTACT: Susan Ballou (949)477-3070
         susanballou@att.net

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