Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital to present ‘Sounds of Hope for Children’ benefit

Award- winning musician Mat Kearney will headline “Sounds of Hope for Children,” on Saturday, Oct. 12. Called “Under the Stars,” the concert is presented by the Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital. This will be the group’s debut outdoor concert, and will benefit Rady Children’s NICU at Scripps Encinitas — Expansion Project, marking the first time the Carmel Valley Unit has sponsored a benefit for a North County facility.

In addition to the Mat Kearney concert, the festive but casual evening will include dinner, cocktails and a DJ for an “after party”— another first, immediately following the concert. Guests will be among the first in San Diego to enjoy a concert at the Illumina Amphitheater, a contemporary, state-of- the-art venue on the company’s San Diego campus.

The event also includes a carefully curated live auction providing guests the opportunity to bid on and experience:

•Four ultra luxurious nights in a magnificent private vacation home in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Casa Alegria also features three individual free- standing casitas (all with private patios, amazing views and air conditioning), a stunning vanishing edge pool on a cliff with a breathtaking view of the Pacific, and central open air palapa — for dining, lounging in the sun, or drinks and fun. Driver, bartender, cook, concierge, housekeeping and breakfast daily are all included.

•Dining delight — dinner for 12, hosted by Bravo network’s award-winning executive chef Brian Malarkey at his new Searsucker Del Mar restaurant. Guests at this “evening to remember” at Chef Malarkey’s new American classic will experience the ultimate blend of high style and excellent service — the full VIP treatment, with a delicious three-course meal with wine pairings, selected by Chef.

•A celebration of San Diego’s spectacular sunset with an unrivaled view of downtown’s beautiful skyline from aboard the Spirit of Solar Yacht. Set sail for a memorable two-hour sunset cruise and cocktail party for 40 and let the crew pamper you as you glide through San Diego’s beautiful Bay, savoring the sumptuous surroundings, and enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails graciously served by staff. Includes a full crew, bartender, hors d’oeuvres, mixed and soft drinks and wine.

“Sounds of Hope” attendees will enjoy Los Angeles’ acclaimed Border Grill’s innovative modern Mexican cuisine, signature cocktails and other beverage offerings throughout the evening.

Tickets are only $150 per guest and are now available online, by phone or by mail. The Oct. 12 event begins at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets to “Sounds of Hope for Children 2013- Under the Stars,” become a sponsor, make a donation or learn more about Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary please visit, email or call 858-461-0321.