After having an absolutely amazing first fundraiser back in March, we at Manhattan Digest have decided to do a second one in hopes that this will be even more successful than the first.  Manhattan Digest is throwing its 2nd annual fundraiser this coming Friday on October 2nd, taking place at my favorite gay bar in the world Gym Sportsbar from 7-9 PM.  Similar to last time, it will be held in the basement area of the bar, where you can come and donate money to support breast cancer research in my late mother Lisa’s memory and bid on some incredible prizes that you yourself can actually win!

We are echoing the same format we did back in March, in the form of a silent auction (raffle style) where you can take your raffle tickets and put them in the containers of the prizes that you want to win.  $5 gets you 2 tickets, $10 gets you 5 tickets and $20 gets you 10 tickets.  You are more than willing to donate more if you would like.  A very handsome gentleman from The Adonis Lounge will be at the door to give you your tickets so there is a bonus incentive there as well!

So what are the fabulous and amazing prizes that you are able to potentially win?  Take a look at what we have in store!

Hotel Belleclaire, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Hotel Belleclaire

One free night at The Hotel Belleclaire

Amazon, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Yahoo Finance

$100 Amazon Gift Card

Manhattan, Manhattan Digest, Jacob's Pickles
Credit to: Jacob’s Pickles

$250 Gift Card to Jacob’s Pickles

Credit to: Eater
Credit to: Eater

Dinner for two at BKB Restaurant ($100 Value)

Cantina Rooftop, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Cantina Rooftop

Dinner for two at Cantina Rooftop ($100 Value)

Photo courtesy of Blake Martin.
Photo courtesy of Blake Martin.

Haircut and Shave from Best Barber in Hell’s Kitchen ($80 Value)

Krave & Kulture, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Krave & Kulture

Gift card from Krave & Kulture

Manhattan Digest, H Bake Shop, Huascar Aquino
Credit to: Rebecca Woodman Taylor Photography

Custom Cake for up to 5 people from H Bake Shop ($150 Value)

Otto's Tacos, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Otto’s Tacos

$25 gift card from Otto’s Tacos

The Jolly Monk, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: The Jolly Monk

$50 gift card to The Jolly Monk

Haru Sushi, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Haru Sushi

$50 gift card to Haru Sushi

New York Beer Company, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: New York Beer Company

$50 gift card to New York Beer Company

Morton's Grille, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Landry’s Inc

$50 gift card to Morton’s Grille

Crunch Fitness, Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Crunch Fitness

3 Month membership to Crunch Gym ($240 Value)

If you are unable to attend, there are other ways of donating where you can still win one of the amazing prizes. Simply send an email to with how you want to donate.  We accept Venmo, Paypal and other types of payments.  Please also include how you want to allocate the tickets.  Other than, that I look forward to seeing everyone at Gym Sportsbar this coming Friday night!