The 7th Annual Steak & Stake Gala, presented by The Terrio Group, was a successful and enjoyable event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. Guests attended the Gala at Treasure Coast Lexus on October 25th to meet Club members, enjoy a steak dinner and bid on a multitude of unique auction items, helping to raise over $73,000.
Event Co-Chairs, Angelique Lyons and Michael Terrio put on a one-of-kind event for the over 300 guests. “I am so thankful to have been part of this incredible event. The amazing things that these children accomplish daily should inspire the uninspired” said Co- Chair Michael Terrio. Club member Phabiola Alcinnet who sang Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love of All and Mariah Carey’s Hero provided entertainment. The Children’s Services Council received the Award for Caring, and guest were able to hear 2014 Youth of the Year, Cody Hatt’s story, followed by 2009 Youth of the Year and Club alumnus, Kiki Noble who updated everyone on her many accomplishments. “The 7th Annual Steak & Stake Gala was a huge success. Not only did the event raise needed resources for the Clubs, it also gave us a chance to introduce the guests to our greatest treasure – the young members of the Boys & Girls Clubs.” Said Co-Chair Angelique Lyons.
This year’s Steak & Stake’s presenting sponsor was The Terrio Group, Retirement Planning Solutions. Other sponsors included Publix Super Market Charities, Treasure Coast Lexus, Lee Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, Tutto Fresco, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Florida Power & Light Company, Seacoast National Bank, Ryde’s Transport, DLF Media, Centerstate Bank, Alonzo Law Offices, The Sancho Family, PNC Bank, Southern Eagle Distributing, Princess Enchantment, Photography by Eva, St. Lucie Mets & St. Lucie County Firefighters Benevolent. The Steak & Stake Dinner brought in more than $73,000 thanks to the generosity of the corporate sponsors and guests. These funds will be used to support programs that benefit over 3,000 local youth who are members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County every year.
“Our Steak & Stake dinner was a wonderful event where adults were able to take a positive stake in the lives of 60 kids. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, including our title sponsor The Terrio Group and our guests, for taking a stake in a child’s life. ” Said Michael Sancho, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.
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.