Includes Popular Auction of Prizes Created by “Cabana Boys”

GirlFriend Factor, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women reach their potential and achieve their goals through higher education and occupational training, will hold its annual “Club Cabana: Unleashed & Uncorked!” from 6 to 10 p.m. on February 17, at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells.

The tropical event celebrates professional men from within the community who support the mission of GirlFriend Factor and are affectionately called “Cabana Boys.” Margaritaville style  music sets the tone during the cocktail hour, followed by a buffet dinner before launching into the highly anticipated live Uncorked Auction of packages assembled by this year’s Cabana Boys that include unique collections of prizes, such as hotel stays, concert passes, dinner parties, golf, wine, and more.  The event will be emceed by Ginger Jeffries of KMIR, and Brian Harnik of the law firm Roemer & Harnik, while the infamous “pass the pink flamingo” will again be part of the evening’s entertainment. The Cabana Boy raising the most money with their auction package is deemed the Big Kahuna for the coming year! This year’s stellar list of Cabana Boys include:

Dirk Alton – Best Beverage

Dave Ball – Ball Automotive

Brad Elliott – Desert Jet

Brian Garris – Alpha Media

David Hayek – Healthflex, Inc.

Ghassan  Kazmouz – Physician

Oscar Lua – Statewide Services Inc

Robert Paull  – Spotlight 29 & Tortoise Rock Casino

Rick Post – Merrill Lynch

Mark J. Smith – Applied Physiologist

Gerry Washack – Next Level Fitness

  • Brad Elliott

  • Brian Garris

  • Dave Ball

  • David-Hayek

  • Dirk Alton

  • Dr. Ghassan Kazmouz

  • Gerry Washack

  • Mark Smith

  • Oscar Lua

  • Rick Post

  • Robert Paull

The cost is $95 per person. Toscana Country Club is located at 76-009 Via Club Villa in Indian Wells. Casual beachcomber attire is recommended. For more information about GirlFriend Factor and to purchase tickets visit or call 760.772.9594.

About GirlFriend Factor

Launched in 2006, Girlfriend Factor is a nonprofit organization that aims to ensure that higher education and occupational training are financially accessible to adult women, ages 25 and older, who choose to improve their economic position in life and who strive for self-sufficiency. While providing educational grants to women to achieve their educational goals, the organization also celebrates and explores the powerful influence women have on each other’s lives through building friendships, and sharing experiences.