Reality Rally takes on Old Town Temecula

Reality TV stars gather at the Temecula City Hall before the start of the 2016 Reality Rally fundraising event in Old Town last year. Shane Gibson photo
Reality TV stars gather at the Temecula City Hall before the start of
the 2016 Reality Rally fundraising event in Old Town last year. Shane Gibson photo

Coming to Old Town Temecula yet again, Reality Rally offers a highly interactive and family friendly three-day event in different locales. Occurring from April 6-8, Reality Rally hosts various events throughout the day, all in support for Michelle’s Place, a Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Michelle’s Place was established by the family of 26-year-old Michelle Watson who died from breast cancer.

The 501(3)(c) organization provides a service for others afflicted by breast cancer. Participants and visitors compete for the cause as their contributions go directly to Michelle’s Place. As Reality Rally spans three days, contestants participate in various events such as the “Amazing Race” inspired game, Red Carpet Celebrity Reception and Casino Fundraiser, Public vs. Celebrity Lip Sync Showdown, Reality Rally Festival and Celebrity Chefs Showcase.

The star-studded Amazing Race Reality Rally Game coming April 8, entails a group of three members and a reality star or, a group of four participants and no reality star. Participants race through 12 Challenge Checkpoints at different locations in Old Town Temecula in the three-hour race. It is not too late to register a team with prices ranging from $100-200 for a team and $50 for an individual.

For spectators who want to come and watch the teams compete at the Challenge Checkpoints and cheer their favorite teams there is no cost. Teams are encouraged to fundraise on behalf of Michelle’s Place. The teams can receive various game day benefits such as a “U-turn” or “Skip it” cards for the checkpoints. The advantages are cumulative.

The Red Carpet Celebrity Reception and Casino fundraiser hosts an evening of wine, music, prizes, and the opportunity to meet over 100 Reality TV Stars. The Reception will be held at Wilson Creek Winery in the Tasting room with the doors open from 5-10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. The presale price is $25 per person and $30 at the door. Visitors must be 21 years or older to enter the casino from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tickets include watching the Red-Carpet Parade with 100 Reality TV Stars, Red Carpet photos, a small plate buffet Signature Dish provided by 12 local restaurants, a Cash Bar, the Feeling Lucky Entertainment Casino, musical entertainment, prizes and a 50/50 Drawing. Ticketholders also have a chance to win a six-day, six-night Luxury South African Safari trip and an eight-day white water rafting trip with The Grand Canyon White Water Company.

The popular Public VS Celebrity Lip Sync Showdown is Thursday, April 6, from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Pala Mesa Resort located in Fallbrook. Audience seats are $10 per ticket presale price and $12 at the door.

The Reality Rally Festival takes place in Temecula City Hall Grounds also April 8 from 2-4 p.m. Audience tickets are $10 per person and children 5 and under are free. This event offers autograph signings, games for families, performances by local adults and youth programs.

To enter the Meet and Greet Zone with all the Reality TV Stars, a $20 ticket can be purchased at the gate or merchandise table. Entertainment for children is offered with the Kidz Challenge Checkpoint Zone, character photo stations featuring Frozen characters and princesses from Crowns and Castles, magicians and games with The National Charity League.

Other activities include socializing with Coco from Child’s Play and meeting Jelly Beans the Clown for face painting and balloons. Adults can also get an ID kit for their children from the Temecula Citizen Corps and learn about disaster preparedness. Performance groups include Resonate Vocal Group, Southwest Women’s Chorus, Rancho Elementary Character Building Chorus, Robert and Christine of Summer Wine, individual singers, Iris Zietlow, Camryn and Michael Creggar, Evan Diamond and Ginger Kunkel, Ohana Maoli and the Haka Boys, Frozen Sing along and a Temecula High Hopes Program Lip Sync performance.

Finally the TV Celebrity Chef Showcase event is a cook off competition with Network TV Celebrity Chefs. Hosted at Fazeli Cellars Winery, the tasting rooms will remain open until 6 p.m. when the event doors open until the Showcase ends at 9 p.m.

The Celebrity Chefs are randomly drawn in pairs, open their mystery box of supplies, collaborate what they will prepare, gather supplies from the pantry, cook, plate and present it to the panel of judges in a short 15 minutes. Tickets are $15 per person presale and $20 at the door that includes entrance to the event and the opportunity to socialize with the Celebrity Chefs at the event. With only two judging seats left, anyone can be a Celebrity Chef Showcase Judge and may order online.

The proceeds from registering, participating in the events and simply coming to support Reality Rally benefits Michelle’s Place. For more information about Reality Rally, becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or registering teams, visit www.realityrally.com.

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