The Salahis have a history of dubious charitable activities in the past. Their America's Polo Cup which was a front for their own charity Journey for the Cure. Their claims are usually over the top. In the past they claimed that their events were attended by presidents and advertised that Prince Charles was to attend one of their events which turned out not to be true. Their literature thanked the POTUS and congress for their support when in reality they had nothing to do with it. They posted pictures of celebrities from other events and then claimed the pictures were taken at their events. You will notice similar over the top language with this event.
For more information on their past events:
The State of Virginia started an investigation into their charity: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/03/AR2009120301879.html.
They also issued a warning against their Charity: http://www.examiner.com/nonprofit-business-in-los-angeles/white-house-crashers-operate-questionable-charity
HBO Real Sports did a segment on the Salahis and focused on all the lawsuits they have had brought against them. They have many unpaid court judgements against them that are personal and associated with their charity/business dealings.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRiQ5MCqlUg
They are further misleading by claiming they own Oasis Winery when in reality it is owned by The Salahi Family Partnership which, according to court records, he only has a 5% share. The winery is in bankruptcy and is set for liquidation.
Court order for sale:
Liquidation Auction set for September 18: http://www.arringtonauction.com/auction_detail.php?id=165979
Here is the information on the mortgage and lien on the property:
Please note the section on page 8 that says: "in the event that Tareq Salahi, or any agent designee of Tareq Salahi, is appointed or assumes any role as officer, director or manager of Oasis, the Salahi Partnership or the business conducted by Oasis and/or the Salahi Partnership generally known as the Oasis Vineyard or the Oasis Winery, the Lender reserves the right to accelerate the Maturity Date of this note"
Here is the information they are giving with their ticket sales. Notice they refer to ticket sales as "donations." Remember, they claim "A portion of the profits will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society".
"Thank for your donation. Your generosity will allow us to continue to provide assistance to those living with MS. Because the needs of our community are immediate and strong, we cannot return donations. All generous donations are final. Please know that we are extremely grateful for your support and understanding."
Would you buy a ticket to their event?