San Diego – When relationship and dating expert Eric Von Sydow puts his energy into something, the creation is usually vast, expansive and unlimited in scope and depth. A visionary figure, Eric, aka Hypnotica, aka Wolverine and aka the Inner Game Guru,(a Godfather figure in the men’s movement/ pick up community), is no stranger to controversy. A popular cult figure of sorts in the military town of San Diego and beyond, Eric has forged new dimensions, where there were seemingly only three.
His latest production, The First Annual Chili Cook Off Festival, held at the Pure Platinum Gentlemen’s Club, will in addition to lending to his legend, certainly heat things up in the seaside city. Wanting to do something extra special for the many soldiers who populate the town and surrounding military bases, Eric has planned the ultimate Chili Cook Off experience for our guys in uniform. On Saturday, September 19, popular rock acts Sprung Monkey and FM Revolver will not only grace the stage for this charitable event, but the club’s dancers will donate an hour of free lap dances to all active military gents!
The fun filled day, for attendees 21 and over, is an effort to raise monies for “The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.” Pure Platinum Kearny Mesa is located at 4000 Kearny Mesa Road in San Diego, CA. The event will run from 11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m., with free lap dances offered to military between 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The First Annual Chili Cook Off Festival will be a national event qualifier for the International Chili Society, with $1000 awarded to the best chef, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.
Boasting a player’s lounge and six 133″ screens for sports viewings, Pure Platinum Gentlemen’s Club is simply a beautiful venue. Explains Eric, “As a strip club, Pure Platinum is usually shunned by the non-profit sector for what we do. But in actuality, our services extend far beyond just dancing. We have held art shows here, spoken word gatherings, and I personally offer seminars here at the venue, which deal in sexual education. Surprisingly 33% of our customers are women, and the overall environment is cultural and a far cry from sleazy. We recently hosted a pole competition for the organization Partying with A Purpose, that benefited a children’s foundation helping the less fortunate in our community, as well as a toy drive that we called “Toys for Ta Ta’s.”
With no less than two American soldiers dying every day in the global war on terror, it is Eric’s hope to continue to shed light on the plight of men and women in the armed forces. As he further expresses, “The offering of free lap dances for the men is an amazingly generous gift from our dancers. Our dancers, many of whom are single mothers, have been hit hardest economically. Their client bases have diminished and the fees for their performance licenses have increased by over 200%. All in all, our ultimate goal is to bring awareness to the families who have lost loved ones while at the same time providing our military a day they will never forget!” Eric also notes that San Diego-based dancers with valid dance licenses are welcome to join the festivities and help support the troops.
Eric Von Sydow is an international seminar leader and expert in the dating community. Known as the Inner Game Guru, he was featured in Neil Strauss’s best selling book, the pick up bible, “The Game.” Also known as Hypnotica, he is a recognized Mind Scientist with a library of CD offerings aimed at self improvement for men concerning their relations with women. In addition, he donates his time annually at Comic Con, the country’s leading comics and popular arts convention, playing Wolverine for the kids (and adults) in attendance. His new upcoming book is an explosive manual on the politics of the dating games between men and women. Eric began working in the strip club business 15 years ago as a bouncer and now partners with the current owners at Pure Platinum.
About The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund was established in May 2004. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions to Marines and Sailors injured in combat or training, or with life threatening illnesses, and their families; and also service members injured while in direct support of Marine units and their families. Their assistance helps with immediate financial needs during hospitalization and recovery as well as and perpetuating needs, such as modified transportation, home modifications, and specialized equipment.