Friday, September 23, 2016

Reigning champions yet again defend title at Unicorn Children’s Foundations’ Celebrity Bartending Battle!


Boca Raton FL – September 16th, 2016 – Unicorn Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce that our 3nd Annual Bartender’s Battle was a smash hit!  Building on the excitement of the past year, this year saw not only an increase in attendance and awareness, but also a significant increase in proceeds.  Overall, Unicorn collected nearly $40,000 to help kids with special needs excel in the community!

Reigning champions Bill Kruegel (Sunshine Health) and Sarah Hassan (IM HealthScience) managed to defend their title and keep the coveted first place trophy.  Felette Branch (Gucci) and Heather Shaw (Saks Fifth Avenue), Gregory Fried (Gregory’s Fine Jewelry) and Marcie Butters (Butters Construction), and Kendra Erika (Singer/Songwriter) and Julissa Caballero (Toshiba Business Solutions) all put forth a valiant effort, and despite not claiming victory, still are winners in their support of neurodiversity.  Everyone here at the Unicorn Children’s Foundation extend not only our congratulations, but also our heartfelt gratitude to all the bartenders for their participation and support. 

 

As always, the Event Center at Farmers Table was a perfect venue for this event.  They provided amazing hors d’oeuvres, fantastic room layout that this year included nice comfy couches, and staff that were not only professional, but very effective and timely in their service and help.  The entire team went above and beyond all expectations, and amazingly they completely sponsored and underwrote the event, including the space, food AND beverages.  We here at Unicorn feel very fortunate to have their support, and extend a huge shout out to Joey Giannuzzi and the rest of his team for everything they do for us!  We would also like to thank our other sponsors, organizations, and people whom contributed to the overall success of this event; Sunshine Health, Simply the Best Magazine, Eye on South Florida, iRemember Box, The Happy Printer and our wonderful Volunteers.

 

Finally, a big THANK YOU to the cross-section of South Florida’s community leaders, business professionals, philanthropists, and attendees who participated in and supported this event, and who helped make it a success!  We could not do what we do without your support.

 

Don’t miss Unicorn’s next event, and first ever, Evening at The Birdcage – A cabaret inspired dinner and show, including special Diva appearances by some of your favorite Unicorn and non-Unicorn faces.  Join us for this tribute to Dragging Out Acceptance at LIPS Restaurant on November 20th!  Please visit our webpage atwww.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/event/birdcage for tickets and/or to vote for your favorite Diva – $100 for 2 drinks, dinner and show or $125 for VIP champagne reception, 2 drinks, dinner and show. Votes are $10 each.   

 

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About the Unicorn Children’s Foundation

Unicorn Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization providing education, awareness and funding opportunities to organizations for special needs children in an effort to help kids excel in the community.  For millions of special needs children with developmental, communication and learning challenges, finding a cure is like chasing a rainbow in that a cure remains elusive. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is expanding the collective special needs community to help acknowledge, celebrate and integrate the special qualities possessed by neurodiverse children with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Dyslexia and other learning disorders. 



Join Us for Fright Night!

Unicorn Children's Foundation is SO excited to be the beneficiary of Law Offices of Berman & Berman, PA​'s 4th Annual Fright Night at Blue Martini Boca Raton​!!

Join Hosts Melissa Gorga​ & Joe Gorga​ of Real Housewives of New Jersey​ and Emcee Chanel West Coast​ of Ridiculousness​ for a night you won't forget!!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149901965052726/


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Photos from 3rd Annual Bartender's Battle Online

The 3rd Annual Bartender's Battle sponsored by Farmer's Table Boca was a tremendous success and raised over $40,000 for the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, which raises awareness and support of Neurodiversity. 

Neurodiversity refers to children who think, learn and communicate differently due to developmental challenges like Autism, Dyslexia and other learning disorders. Congratulations to celebrity bartenders Sarah Hassan and Bill Kruegel who enjoyed winning 3 years in row!

The team totals were:
Sarah & Bill $24,794
Greg and Marcie $4,544
Julissa & Kendra $3,500
Felette & Heather $2,641

Congratulations and thank you to ALL of our teams who helped us raise so much money tha will directly support and impact our special needs youth and their families. You all worked SO hard!!

Thank you to our amazing sponsors Farmer's Table BocaSunshine HealthIRememberBoxSimply The Best Magazine, and Eye On South Florida for your generosity!!

Of course, we couldn't do it without all of our incredible supporters. Thank you for helping us make a difference.