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October 06, 2012 - Hundreds “Rock Out” at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward 9th Annual Déjà Vu Ball

Where: Bahia Mar Beach Resort

When: Saturday, October 6, 2012

Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward

Honoree(s): Katrina Wright and Bank of America – Community Hero of the Year, Susan Renneisen of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Community Child Advocate of the Year and inducted into the Déjà vu Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a special Platinum Record was JM Family Enterprises

EMCEE: Doug Jones, Sixth Star Entertainment

Co-Chair(s): Alyssa Lovitt

President(s): Ana Cedeno

Entertainment: “Party Rock Anthem” and a Rod Stewart tribute artist

Music: High Tolerance Band

Sponsors: Sixth Star Entertainment, JM Family Enterprises, Publix, BB&T, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Bahia Mar Beach Resort, All About Food, Maroone/AutoNation, Printing Corporation of America, Marketing Matters, Comcast, Wells Fargo, Right Management, WSVN, Wasie Foundation, R.I.C. Executive Search, Miller Construction, Bank of America, Winterfest Boat Parade, SCG and Associates, Hyatt Pier 66, Florida Panthers Foundation, The Dub House, Elizabeth and Jack Cambareri, and Big 105.9.

Special Thanks: Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley-Davidson & Plantation High School’s drum corps

Event Coordinator: Lisa Lachs

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny, Blacktie-Southflorida.com

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Hundreds “Rock Out” and Raise Funds for Youth Mentorship
Members of Community Honored at 9th Annual Déjà Vu Ball

 

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On Saturday, October 6, community leaders from across South Florida celebrated the mentoring success of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County at the annual Déjà Vu Ball, the organization’s largest fundraiser. This year was another success, as more than $200,000 was contributed to support the programs and services for the children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters. The “Rock of Ages” themed costume party took over the Bahia Mar Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, was produced by Sixth Star Entertainment and hosted by its committee chair, Alyssa Lovitt.

Among the evening entertainment, several community members were awarded for their ongoing support in the advancement of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission as well as their integral role in children’s advocacy. This year, customized gold records were awarded to Katrina Wright and Bank of America – Community Hero of the Year, Susan Renneisen of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Community Child Advocate of the Year and inducted into the Déjà vu Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a special Platinum Record was JM Family Enterprises – Visionary Corporation of the Year.

Children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ school-based program enthusiastically greeted guests at the hotel entrance. Once inside, guests made their way up the “stairway to heaven” and a cool, thick fog lured them up into the event.

To rev up the night, Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley-Davidson sponsored the photo station with two, brand new Harley motorcycles for guests to strike a pose for the cameras. A live band entertained guests as they perused an impressive selection of silent auction items. Plantation High School’s drum corps made a grand entrance, marching their way into the building. Two members performed an exciting battle of the drums before their grand finale.

Later in the evening, Pure Dynamics, an advanced clogger group, performed to the song, “Party Rock Anthem” and a Rod Stewart tribute artist took the stage to wow the audience with an energetic performance. Guests rocked through the ages, to the sounds of High Tolerance Band and danced under the giant disco ball all night.

This year’s sponsors included: Sixth Star Entertainment, JM Family Enterprises, Publix, BB&T, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Bahia Mar Beach Resort, All About Food, Maroone/AutoNation, Printing Corporation of America, Marketing Matters, Comcast, Wells Fargo, Right Management, WSVN, Wasie Foundation, R.I.C. Executive Search, Miller Construction, Bank of America, Winterfest Boat Parade, SCG and Associates, Hyatt Pier 66, Florida Panthers Foundation, The Dub House, Elizabeth and Jack Cambareri, and Big 105.9.

All of the funds raised at Déjà Vu go directly toward providing the transformational power of mentorship to the children in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs, ongoing support for volunteers, children and families, insuring child safety and sustaining long-term relationships with positive outcomes.


ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor-driven, volunteer-supported organization that changes the lives of children, teens and young adults. Its foundational belief is that every child has the inherent ability to succeed and thrive. By fostering one-to-one mentoring relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County increases the odds of a child academically achieving, avoiding drugs and alcohol and strengthening their family.

Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in low-income households with a single parent or have an incarcerated parent. Meaningful relationships, ongoing evaluation and professional support provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to positively impact youth and the community. Studies show that adults mentored as children through Big Brothers Big Sisters are more likely to earn a four-year college degree, take part in strong personal relationships and give back to their community. Learn how you can change a child’s life, donate or volunteer at www.bbbsbroward.org.

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