Drinks Poured and Tips Overflowed (August 22, 2014)
Boca Raton, FL – August 22, 2014 – The Unicorn Children’s Foundation “Raise Awareness, Raise a Glass” Bartender Challenge was a huge success! Over 200 people came out to support the Unicorn Children’s Foundation and the bartenders who were vying for votes (dollars). Event chair, Gregory Fried of Gregory’s Fine Jewelry had a vison of the bartenders competing online and then challenging each other the day of the event. The competition was stiff among the local celebrities, raising over $20,000 for the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. Congratulations to the winners of the bartending challenge Sarah Hassan & Bill Kruegel, who raised over $6,000!
Competing at this year’s event were: Former Miami Dolphin, Keith Sims, Marie & Franck Occhigrossi, Joey Giannuzzi of Farmer’s Table, Susan Klein of Fit Foodz Café, Adam Goodkin of Simply the Best Magazine, Jody Jack of Jody Jack & Co. Salon, Bill Kruegel of Sunshine Health, Sarah Hassan, Michael Schatzberg, Lori Cabrera, Gregory Fried, Mary Ann Morgan-Fried, John McClaskie, Peggy Hernandez and Angela Fisher. The highlight of the event was President of the Fire Fighters Union in Boca Raton, Captain John Luca leading the parade of bagpipe players escorting Frank Occhigrossi to the bar.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the generous sponsors Blue Martini, Boca Raton, Seacoast National Bank, Accelerate, Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, Ambassador Printing, Gregory’s Fine Jewelry, Farmer’s Table, Jody Jack & Co. Salon, Grand Lux Café, Simply the Best Magazine and Eye on South Florida.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will allow Unicorn Children’s Foundation to continue funding education, and innovative programs that will ensure the success and acceptance of individuals who think, communicate and learn differently.
“Raise Awareness, Raise a Glass” was part of Boca Raton Chamber Festival Days (a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August) and is facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. ### About the Unicorn Children’s Foundation Unicorn Children's Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to children and young adults with developmental, communication, and learning disorders so that they have every opportunity to lead productive and fulfilling lives through the support of education, awareness, and research initiatives.