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Utah Jazz F Joe Ingles, Local Coffee Shop Host Australian Brushfire Relief Dinner

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles, along with his wife Renae, joined a local coffee shop in hosting a fundraising dinner with proceeds going towards Australian brushfire relief.

The Ingles partnered with the Salt Lake City location of Australian coffee shop, Campos Coffee, for a “Rebuilding Our Roots: Sending Love to Australia” fundraiser on Thursday, February 13.

Proceeds from the dinner were pledged “to support the animal and community relief efforts in the wake of the devastating wildfires” that began in Australia in September 2019 and weren’t declared as “contained” for five months.

 

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Huge Thankyou to @camposslc for hosting the bushfire relief dinner!! Was a fun & successful night ❤️☕️

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The fundraiser included an auction with items such as a trip to Australia, coffee brewing equipment, gear signed by the Utah Jazz, private chef catered meals, and more.

 

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As an Australian-born coffee roaster, we are hosting a #fundraiser to support the animal and community relief efforts in the wake of the devastating #wildfires in our homeland. Join us at our Roastery & Kitchen on 2/13 from 6-9pm. Tickets available for purchase at the link in bio. Tickets include passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine, beer, and live music. Mingle with @joeingles7 and @renaeingles and participate in our silent auction with offerings such as a trip to #Australia, #coffee brewing equipment, gear signed by the #utahjazz team, #whiskey tastings, private chef-catered meals, and many more. @nixbeat will be joining us to spin some music live as well! Help us rebuild our roots as we donate 100% of proceeds raised to @wireswildliferescue 🐨

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One of the pieces of gear signed by a member of Utah Jazz was an exclusive pair of Adidas D.O.N Issue #1 shoes signed by NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell. The tiger-striped colorway is a limited edition that hasn’t been released to the public.

In January, Ingles and a group of Australian NBA players joined the brushfire relief effort with a donation of $750,000.

“We are heartbroken over the devastation these fires are causing all across our homeland,” the NBA players said in a joint statement. “Our thoughts are with our families, friends and all of the people of Australia. We hope you feel our love and support and know that we will continue to bring awareness to this crisis globally and provide assistance in any way we can.”