The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County’s 8th Annual Steak & Stake Dinner was held on October 30th at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds. This year’s theme was Party Like a Rock Star. Guests came out to meet Club members, enjoy a steak dinner by Outback Steakhouse and bid on a multitude of unique Live & Silent auction items.
Event Co-Chairs, Tricia Lee & Richard Del Toro put on a one-of-kind event for over 350 guests. “Our Steak & Stake dinner was a wonderful event where adults were able to take a positive stake in the lives of kids. We would like to thank our title sponsor Lee Plastic Surgery & Laser Center and our generous sponsors,” stated Del Toro.
“Tricia Lee & Richard Del Toro were a pleasure to work with and their dedication resulted in our most successful Steak & Stake yet,” said William Armstead, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.
This year’s Award of Caring was presented to State Representative Larry Lee Jr.
Entertainment was provided by the members of the Boys & Girls Clubs Garden Terrace Unit, Chuck Hill Unit & Palm Pointe Unit, the Wild Roses and Traxx Entertainment. Guests were amazed by the keynote speaker, Leeandrea Jones, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County’s 2015 Youth of the Year.
This year’s Steak & Stake’s title sponsor was Lee Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. Other sponsors included Publix Super Market Charities, Waste Pro, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, Treasure Coast Ear, Nose & Throat, P.A., Florida Power & Light Company, Port St. Lucie Police Department, GL Homes, Alonzo Law Offices, PNC Bank, Harbor Community Bank, Southern Eagle Distributing, St. Lucie Mets, St. Lucie County Firefighters Benevolent, Island Party Rental, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, St. Lucie County Fair, Dibartolomeo, McBee, Hartley & Barnes, P.A., Merrill Lynch, Rotary Club of Fort Pierce, Coca Cola Beverages Florida, DLF Media, Ryde’s Transport, Eva C. Photography, Jay’s Fine Jewelry, Aztec Graphix, Bonner Mobile Bar, Traxx Entertainment, Wild Roses Foundation & Outback Steakhouse.
The Steak & Stake Dinner brought in almost $100,000 thanks to the generosity of sponsors and guests, including a 25 passenger bus donated by St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. These funds will be used to support programs that benefit the 3,000 local children who participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County every year.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing youth with a world class Boys & Girls Club experience, assuring that success is within reach for every young person who walks through our doors, and that every Club member graduates high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles. The Club enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
With sixteen locations throughout the county, the Boys & Girls Clubs programs serve a diverse group of kids age 5-18. The 3,000 members come from a variety of backgrounds. Contact the Club by calling (772)460-9918, visiting www.bgcofslc.org or by liking us at www.facebook.com/bgcofslc.