Martini Madness Event Helps Raise Funds for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Madison Square & Garden Cafe was buzzing with more than 200 guests at the fourth annual Martini Madness event on Sept. 16, benefitting the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC). Owner of the cafe, Jon Madison, donated the venue and colorful cocktails—from lemon drops to cosmos—that kept guests in good spirits as they enjoyed food donated by Jack Stalker of Stalker’s Fine Foods. To the delight of many, Sammy the Sea Lion made a special appearance and took photos with guests. The $7,720 in proceeds will support PMMC’s mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release marine mammals. PMMC also held its annual gala, the Marine Mammal Cabaret on Sept. 30 at the Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course. The gala was sold out with a record turnout. —L.D.