Cocktails and Candy Canes Holiday Party

December 04, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Southern Tier Brewing Co.
316 North Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

‘Tis the season! What better way to ring in the holidays than an evening of fun and networking supporting two incredible organizations in Pittsburgh focusing on spreading Christmas cheer to children this season.

Please join us in celebrating the holidays with SMPS Pittsburgh at Southern Tier Brewing Company on Wednesday, December 4th and support Play it Forward Pittsburgh and The Little Fox - Toby’s Foundation in remembrance of Tobias “Toby” Graham Stern. We can’t wait to see you there!

Katie Stern is the current SMPS Sponsorship Co-Chair, a Past President of SMPS Pittsburgh, and the Marketing Director at A. Martini & Company. Please join us as we embrace her family’s endeavor to support local nonprofit children’s organizations, while working to end Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). 

You can assist us in our holiday drive by bringing to the event new or gently used toys, games, books, bikes, movies (DVD only), electronics, and sports equipment for children ages 0 – 16.  At this time, we cannot accept clothes or stuffed animals.

We will also accept monetary donations at the event, via check made out to "Play it Forward Pittsburgh".

Play it Forward Pittsburgh

Play it Forward Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization that collects gently used toys for their annual Toy Drive. This year their event will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 8am - 3pm. Families in need of toys for their children, grandchildren, families in their neighborhood, etc. can come and “shop for free” at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Families are able to take 3 toys and 3 books per child for FREE. There is no fee to get in and no money is exchanged for the items selected. For more information on Play it Forward Pittsburgh, please visit:

The Little Fox | Toby’s Foundation

The Little Fox - Toby’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in memory of Tobias Graham Stern, who died on August 24, 2016, from SIDS. Toby was just 12 weeks old. His parents, Katie & Dan, founded this non-profit to educate on safe sleep practices, advocate for SIDS Research in the US, and provide tools to help new parents welcoming an infant. The Little Fox is a partner with Owlet, the creator of Smart Sock Technology, and through fundraising efforts the Foundation purchases Smart Sock monitors, which are in turn donated to families bringing home newborns. These monitors provide real time vitals of an infant’s heart and oxygen levels while they sleep, providing parents and caregivers peace of mind. Each monitor is $300 and Owlet matches the Foundation’s purchases 1:1.

In addition, The Little Fox is dedicated to partnering with local organizations to spread joy in the Pittsburgh community, the way that Toby brought joy to his family for the 12 weeks that he was here on Earth.

For more information on The Little Fox – Toby’s Foundation or to make a donation towards the purchase of an Owlet Smart Sock, please visit:


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 


Members: $35

Non-members: $55

Late Registration / Walk-ins: $65*

*Please note: regular registration will close on Friday, November 29th at 5:00 PM. After that, late registration cost will apply.

Are you an SMPS Member of another chapter? Let us know so that we can help you register under the member rate. Email us at [email protected]

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund by contacting Laura Sesack, [email protected] If you paid by credit card, your card will be credited. If you paid by check, a refund will be mailed to you within 10 business days. Pre-registered “no-shows” are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a service charge and will be billed accordingly.


$35.00 Members
$65.00 after 4:01 pm December 2

$55.00 Non-Members
$65.00 after 4:01 pm December 2

$35.00 Out-of-State SMPS Member
$65.00 after 4:01 pm December 2