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June 27, 2008 - Sun Trolley Travels Riverwalk, Las Olas & the Beach for Charity

What: Five Local Charities Teamed Up for Another Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop

Where: Johnny V’s, Side Bar, Tarpon Bend, Off the Hookah, Crazy 8’s, LuLu’s Bait Shack, Spazio, Dirty Blondes and America’s Backyard.

Ticket Prices: $20.00 PP

Beneficiary: Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Riverwalk Trust, Young Professionals of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Young Professionals for Covenant House and the Broward County Gator Club

Sponsors: MAJOR SUPPORTERS: Land Shark Lager, Bud Light Lime, Outhouse Advertising, Las Olas Riverfront and Kind Design.

Event Coordinator: John Haley

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:


 Deanna Kimbrough, Terri Smith & Tonya Birch
Deanna Kimbrough, Terri Smith & Tonya Birch

Five Local Charities Teamed Up for Another Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop
 
 Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation, Riverwalk Trust, Young Professionals of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Young Professionals for Covenant House and the Broward County Gator Club recently hosted the third Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop, a local event held several times a year to raise funds for the five charitable organizations. The event netted over $18,000 for the charities. 
Approximately 1,200 attendees enjoyed a free cocktail from each of the participating venues that included Johnny V’s, Side Bar, Tarpon Bend, Off the Hookah, Crazy 8’s, LuLu’s Bait Shack, Spazio, Dirty Blondes and America’s Backyard. Participants rode the Sun Trolley to each venue and were treated to appetizers from Briny Pub at the after party.
"The event significantly benefits everyone involved,” said John Haley, event founder and chairman. “The Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop event serves the Sun Trolley’s purpose with overwhelming satisfaction, fills restaurants with local support and helps raise funds for five charitable organizations.”
“We expect the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop will grow each time and will soon become a regularly scheduled event in Fort Lauderdale,” said Haley.
Major supporters included Land Shark Lager, Bud Light Lime, Outhouse Advertising, Las Olas Riverfront and Kind Design. 
For more information on the next Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop, call (954) 568-7916.
 
About the Charities:
 
The Broward County Gator Club (BCGC) raises funds for some of Broward County’s most deserving high school students attending the University of Florida as freshmen. The BCGC raises funds through networking socials, parties and other events. For more information, visit www.browardcountygatorclub.com.
 
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has consistently been recognized as one of the top voluntary health organizations in the United States and has been acknowledged by such publications as SmartMoney and Forbes for their efficiency and innovative approach to curing a genetic disease.  Last year, more than 90 cents of every dollar raised was available for investment in vital CF programs. For more information about the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, visit www.cff.org, or call (954) 739-5006.
 
The Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation (JJCCF) provides assistance with basic human necessities to children with cancer in medical and financial crisis living in South Florida.  The Foundation raises and grants funds for the necessary treatment and care of underprivileged children with cancer. For more information on the Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation visit www.JJCCF.org, or call (954)593-5603.
 
Riverwalk Trust serves as the catalyst in building and nurturing Riverwalk as a vibrant community connected by the New River and accomplishes this mission through advocacy on behalf of the Riverwalk Park, communication through its Website and Go Riverwalk magazine, its diverse offerings of events and its membership activities. Riverwalk Trust is currently pursuing projects to enhance and protect the integrity of the Riverwalk community, such as design guidelines for thoughtful development, funding for capital improvements and park enhancements, park programming and sustainability, management and final completion. For more information on Riverwalk Trust, visit www.GoRiverwalk.com, or call (954) 468-1541.
 
Young Professionals for Covenant House is a dedicated group of adults between the ages of 21-45 helping to raise money and increase awareness for Covenant House Florida by hosting socials and special events in the South Florida area.  Covenant House Florida serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youths under 21 including teen parents and their babies.  For more information about Covenant House Florida, visit www.youngpros.net, or call (954) 568-7916.
 
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