January 21, 2020
Celebrity Chef Raises $10,000 for 28. Jun
Top Chef Canada’s Ivana Raca held a successful humanitarian fundraiser at the prestigious Ufficio restaurant in Toronto to benefit 28. Jun’s Holiday projects in the Western Balkans. A Food Network-mainstay, the young celebrity chef’s four course dinner/gala wowed guests who had an opportunity to bid on some very rare sports memorabilia.
Several game-worn items belonging to Novak Djokovic were up for grabs, including a Lacoste shirt from his record-setting 2019 Australia Open run. Staying with the tennis theme, a Yonex racket signed by 2008 French Open Winner Ana Ivanovic received a flurry of bids at the auction.
The $10,000 raised at the dinner benefited needy families as well as thousands of underprivileged children who received Christmas gifts throughout the Western Balkan region.