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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward present Déjà Vu Homecoming!

Can you remember your Homecoming? Were you a brain, a jock, a band geek, a cheerleader or in the glee club? Join us on October 9, 2010 as we celebrate the musical hits from the ’50s to the ’90s for an all-night extravaganza that we like to call Déjà Vu. Located at the world-famous Bahia Mar Beach Resort and produced by Sixth Star Entertainment, Déjà Vu is the party of the year you won’t want to miss.

This year’s honorees include:
• Nat Moore of the Miami Dolphins
• Bill Fauerbach of Publix Super Markets, Inc.
• Tom & Ginny Miller of Miller Construction

Déjà Vu is a retro, costumed, all-night celebration honoring South Florida’s finest child advocates. The event is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County’s single-largest fundraising event of the year. Our signature event is held at the Bahia Mar Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale and runs from 6:00pm to midnight. The event’s festivities include the dynamic sights and sounds of the 1950s-1980s, cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing. All night long (and well into the morning), 400-500 guests experience non-stop entertainment and surprises in the form of musical acts, large scale dance productions and the always-anticipated, top-secret, live headline performer. Previous years have seen the likes of Tom Jones, Madonna & Tina Turner doubles and an American Idol finalist. For more information, visit BBBS Deja Vu.

The purpose of the night is to celebrate 36 years of mentoring success in South Florida through Big Brothers Big Sisters. All of the funds raised that night go directly toward providing the transformational power of mentorship to the children currently in our programs and to help expand the mentoring experience to the hundreds of children still on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister.

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Posted by on October 1st, 2010 at 11:00 am.

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An Evening with Paula Deen

Mark your Calendar, Thursday, September 16, for  “An Evening with Paula Deen!” Presented by Publix Apron’s Cooking School, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. Call (954) 584-9990 for more info!

CLASS TYPE / FORMAT / COST – Celebrity Chef / Demonstration / $150

Paula Deen,  Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author, and Television Host

– The Bienes Center for the Arts, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 2801 SW 12th St., Ft. Lauderdale

– Sep 16 / 5:00 p.m.

You’ll love this evening with Paula Deen. Paula is a self-made success story who learned the secrets of Southern cooking from her grandmother. Newly divorced with only $200 to her name, Paula and her two sons moved to Savannah. There she started her own catering business, The Bag Lady, where she prepared fresh lunches to sell to downtown. Her specialties (chicken pot pies, barbecue sandwiches, lasagna, and banana pudding) quickly became the talk of the town.

In 1990, Paula opened her own restaurant, The Lady and Sons, which could seat 42 customers. In 1995 she relocated to downtown Savannah, where The Lady and Sons has been ever since. The Lady and Sons has gathered accolades from critics and media alike. The most important honor for Paula was when the food writer for USA Today named The Lady and Sons “Most Memorable Meal of the Year for 1999.” Paula’s business continues to flourish with a series of successful cookbooks.

MENU – A buffet of Paula’s recipes will be served.

FOCUS – This evening will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

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Posted by on July 31st, 2010 at 10:32 am.

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BBBS Kabuki “Celebrity” Cookoff

Save the date – August 23, 2010! Kabuki Cook-off

In close partnership with Benihana, Big Brothers Big Sisters gives Iron Chef a run for its money at this “celebrity” cooking competition, complete with awards like the Samurai (Best Knife Skills) and Sumo (Wrestles Most with the Food). The celebrities are also the entertainment for the night and perform their best “Benihana-style” theatrics behind the teppanyaki grills. Each table is uniquely themed and guests dress to match their table. Join us! Reserve your table before they’re gone!

Kabuki Table Sponsorships

  • $1,800 – Includes eight VIP guest seats, drink tickets for you and your guests, a sake bottle for your table and a fun surprise to come!
  • $1,500 – Includes eight guest seats

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Posted by on June 14th, 2010 at 5:33 pm.

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BBBS’ Bowl for Kids Sake Fun-Raiser

Put a Smile in Every Frame…Support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids Sake…Have fun with friends and help kids in our community!

I need 5 bowlers to join me and create team “QuinnProQuo”.  It is for a great cause and only a $100 donation to join my Team (I promise lots of fun, surprise goodies and awards).  Please email me if interested and I will send instructions for payment directly too BBBS! I promise this will be a fun time, networking, cocktails & more!!!

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is presented by Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller

It’s time to brush up on your strike and forget about the gutter balls! Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fund-raising event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County in which you can be a bowler, team captain, sponsor or all three. The money you help raise goes directly to matching more children with caring adult volunteers here in Broward County.

This year’s theme is sitcom families! Teams are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite sitcom.

  • Time:  6 – 10 p.m. on May 17, 2010
  • Place:  SpareZ 5325 South University Dr. Davie, FL 33328

Join us for cocktails at the welcome reception and auction, then put your bowling shoes on for some games and awards!

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Posted by on April 27th, 2010 at 2:40 pm.

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The GClub at Riverwalk Trust


After successfully chairing the Riverwalk Trust from 2004-2006, Renée Quinn decided to develop a legacy project  that would make both a visual and tangible impact on the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s downtown, the Riverwalk Park. By bringing together Riverwalk Trust’s past chairs and Tribute honorees with community leaders and residents, she believed it was possible to tap into years of experience and commitment. “After all, it’s everyone’s responsibility to give back to Fort Lauderdale’s ‘Central Park’ that we call Riverwalk” says Quinn.

In the fall of 2008, Riverwalk Trust announced the launch of their new membership level, The GClub at Riverwalk Trust. Dedicated to the greening of the Riverwalk Park and the creation of a more sustainable, more grounded downtown lifestyle, The GClub will serve as the launch pad for an on-going series of projects.

The inaugural project of the The GClub at Riverwalk Trust is the installation of decorative potted planters throughout the park, spilling over with lush, tropical flowers and trees. A matching grant for $22,500 was secured for the project through the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Business Capital Improvement Program. “The installation of the pots is a way to beautify the Riverwalk and enhance the pedestrian experience of visitors to the park,” said Ginny Miller, Co-Chair of the GClub. Another benefit of the project is serving as a visual cue to the community that there is a vested group caring for the park.

On Saturday, February 13th,  2010, 110 Volunteers including Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, City Commissioner Bobby DuBose, Genia Duncan Ellis and the CVC – Citizen Volunteer Corps, Leadership Broward Class XXVIII and Riverwalk Trust members completed the planting process in record time. Renée and her team were able to raise over $50,000 from GClub members, supporters and companies: The Riverwalk Trust Board of Directors, Bob Dugan and EDSA, Andrew Lester and The Continental Group, Ginny & Tom Miller with Miller Construction, Joe Marotta with Premier Beverage, Renée Quinn with QuinnProQuo, Genia Duncan Ellis with Ellis Consulting, Ken & Terri Ortner, Pat & Jim Demos, Lee Sheffield, Gary & Monica Correll, Bob & Susan Drinon,  Terry Stiles, and The Huizenga Foundation.

As part of this program, GClub members will also have an opportunity to “Adopt-A-Pot” along Riverwalk Park.  Renée and co-chairs Ginny Miller and Joe Marotta plan to create events for the group that will include membership gatherings, exclusive wine dinners for GClub Trustees and a GClub signature event planned for 2011.

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Posted by on April 17th, 2010 at 1:13 pm.

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