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Metropolitan Grill Presents 100th Apple Cup Celebrity Bartending Event
Release: 11/06/2007
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Nov. 6, 2007

WHAT: Metropolitan Grill hosts "The 100th Apple Cup" ~ a celebrity bartending event to benefit UW's The Big "W" Club and WSU's The Gray "W" Club Scholarship Funds.

The Big "W" Club is an organization comprised of former University of Washington student athletes which provides scholarship assistance and career mentoring for current student athletes.

The Gray "W" Varsity Club is the national letter winners club for Washington State University. Their mission is to provide an avenue for former letter winners to stay connected with WSU Athletics.

The Met will donate a portion of the bar proceeds from the event to the scholarship funds.

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2007
5 - 7 p.m. (event will take place in the bar)

The Celebrity bartending event will bring together former legendary Husky and Cougar players. Please contact Katie Wilkinson at 425.220.1125 for further information.

WHERE: Metropolitan Grill (in the bar)
820 2nd Avenue, Seattle
206.624.3287, www.themetropolitangrill.com

DETAILS: The players will be stirring, shaking and serving specialty cocktails including Apple Cup Manhattan, The Purple Husky and The Crimson Cougar created exclusively for the event.

Guests can also make donations to The Big "W" Club and The Gray "W" Club throughout the event (there will be raffles). We will also hold an auction live at the event where guests can bid for embroidered and autographed Metropolitan Grill server jackets (signed by the celebrity athletes and embroidered with their names and worn on the night of the event).

CELEBRITY BARTENDERS:

The following University of Washington Hall of Fame athletes will be in attendance at the event:

Cameron (Cam) Cleeland - Husky tight end, nine seasons in NFL with Saints, Patriots & Rams

Nesby Glasgow - Former Husky Captain, spent fourteen seasons in NFL with Colts & Seahawks

Greg Lewis - Husky Tailback and former Denver Bronco

Thomas (Tom) Turnure - All star Center for Huskies from '76 - '79, selected by Detroit Lions

The following Washington State University Hall of Fame athletes will be in attendance at the event:

Jason Gesser - Star Quarterback and former Tennessee Titan

Jack Thompson - Two Time All American WSU Hall of Fame Inductee Quarterback

Marcus Trufant - Cornerback and current Seattle Seahawk

About The Big "W" Scholarship Fund
Since 1900 the Big "W" Club has existed to preserve the history and heritage of Husky Athletics. The Primary Goals of the Big "W" Club are to provide letter winners with an avenue to reconnect with former teammates and letter winners and to support the current Husky Athletes. The Big "W" Club goal is to build an endowed scholarship for each team. In doing so, we not only help in the rising costs of college tuition but we ensure the future of husky athletics to remain strong. The unique part about this is that when you donate to the Big "W" Scholarship fund, you get to decide where your support goes.

About The Gray "W" Scholarship Fund
The Gray "W" Varsity Club's mission is to create and maintain an enhanced atmosphere, structure, and tradition whereby WSU student-athletes become active members of the Washington State University Athletics family and are welcomed, involved, and encouraged to participate during and after their college career. The Club's mission is to honor and preserve the heritage and tradition of Washington State University Athletics.

About Metropolitan Grill
Metropolitan Grill has been consistently rated among the top ten steakhouses in the country and serves custom dry-aged prime beef, hand-selected by Executive Chef Mark Hipkiss. Featuring one of the largest collections of premium West Coast red wines in the world, Metropolitan Grill has been recognized in Wine Spectator for the "Best of Award of Excellence." Metropolitan Grill is part of a family of locally owned restaurants which includes Elliott's Oyster House, Union Square Grill and DC's Grill. In the heart of downtown Seattle, Metropolitan Grill is located on Second Avenue and Marion Street. For more information call (206) 624-3287 or visit www.themetropolitangrill.com.

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