TOY to host evening event

CHARLOTTE — Time Out Youth will hold its “Platinum: Welcome Home Gala” on June 8, 7-10 p.m., at Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St.

Jennifer Roberts (pictured) will serve as a guest speaker. Roberts is on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners.

This evening event will be graced with good, cocktails and music. Two complimentary beverages will be proved to each guest. Additional spirits will be available for cash purchase. For those under 21-years-of-age, non-alcoholic options will be made available.

Corporate sponsorships are currently being sought. A packet is available online for download.

Tickets are limited with a $100 contribution.

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Royals are England bound

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Royals RFC, a gay-inclusive rugby team, is headed to the Bingham Cup in England over the Summer, WBTV reported.

This is a first for the eight-year-old club. The event is hosted by the International Gay Rugby Association and Board.

The biennial tourney’s cup is named for Mark Bingham who was aboard United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11 when it was hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists. He and the rest of the passengers died when the plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Penn. He was one of those who attempted to commandeer the aircraft from the terrorists.

More than 30 teams worldwide compete for the championship.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.