Santa Barbara, CA (March 12, 2014) — Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) will host a Gospel Brunch fundraiser from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA.

New to the Royal Ball festivities this year, Pacific Pride Foundation and Merryl Brown Events proudly announce a second event, a Gospel Brunch on Bacara’s Ocean Lawn. The event will raise funds for Pacific Pride Foundation’s LGBT and HIV/AIDS services.

“We are beyond excited about our first ever Gospel Brunch,” said David Selberg, Executive Director of Pacific Pride Foundation. “It is sure to be an incredible event and it is a perfect companion to the Royal Ball. Best of all, it allows us to raise even more funds and awareness for our vital LGBT and HIV/AIDS programs across Santa Barbara County.”

Guests will be served a southern brunch with fried chicken and waffles, deviled eggs, biscuits and honey, sweet potato and pecan pies and more. The Gospel Brunch will be a fabulous day featuring a world-famous 22 member gospel choir.

“There has never been a gospel brunch of this caliber in Santa Barbara, except those thrown by Oprah, and this will be equally fabulous,” said Merryl Brown, President of Merryl Brown Events.

Tickets are $150 per person. Tables of ten are available for $1,500. Limited seating is still available and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets soon before the event sells out.

Sponsorships and individual tickets for the Royal Ball are currently on sale. Individual tickets for the Royal Ball are $300 and sponsorships range from $500 – $100,000. Tickets for both events are available at or by calling (805) 963-3636. The Royal Ball will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM at Bacara Resort & Spa.


The mission of Pacific Pride Foundation is to advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community; care for people living with HIV; and prevent the transmission of HIV.


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