Ricky and Tina Ricardo, owners of Ricky's Sports Theatre and Grill in San Leandro, have always been about at least two things: Bay Area sports teams and helping the East Bay community.
They also have always been very, very supportive in keeping Oakland's pro sports teams exactly where they belong -- right here in the great city of Oakland.
So while Ricky and Tina have been giving for years, here's your chance to join them in giving back and having fun while meeting some celebrities in the process. This Wednesday night (Feb. 16), Ricky's big-screen TVs will show the premiere of "Survivor" on CBS. It's the show's 22nd season. Meanwhile, patrons can make a tax-deductible donation to CB Survivors' Standup to Cancer, or to Grassroots Soccer, which has the goal of fighting HIV through education.
The party Wednesday night starts with a meet-and-greet for "Survivors" contestants from past seasons at 6:30 p.m.. The show's premiere broadcast begins at 8 p.m. The past "Surivors" who are scheduled to be at the Wednesday event include Yau-Man, Chad and Marty from Survivor: Nicaragua." There also may be appearances by Brook Struck, Mary Sartain and Coach Wade.
At the end of the night, there will be an auction of "Survivor" memorabilia.
"We appreciate the opportunity to host what will be a great event that will also benefit two great community organizations," Ricky Ricardo said.
In 2005, Sports Illustrated named Ricky's "The #2 Sports Bar in America" and last year MSN ranked Ricky's No. 2 in its list, "Top 10 Sports Bars in the U.S."
Ricky's is located at 15028 Hesperian Blvd. in Leandro. For more information, call 510-352-0200.