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April 16, 2007 - P I N I O N - Boots and Bets benefits Special Olympics Broward County

What: Texas Hold'em Tournament held to raise funds for Special Olympics of Broward County and its Athletes

Where: Intercoast Home of Jacqueline McCall

When: Saturday, March 24, 2007

Time: 7:00 PM

Host(s): Jacqueline McCall

Co-Chair(s): Linda eckert, Lisa Scot-Founds & Lee Sheffield

Committee Members: Kim Bentley, Debra Lieberman, Sonja Mayo, Cassie Moran & Laurie Sallarulo 2006-2007 OFFICERS: Sylvia Andis, President-Elect; Linda Eckert, Past President; Janea Caldarone, Secretary; Terry Witcher, Treasurer; Marian McCray-DeLoach & Christine Hurlock, V.P. Fund Development; Barbara Corrao, V.P. Membership; Wendy Wlaters, V.P. Newsletter; Lisa Scott-Founds, V.P. Publicity

President(s): Valerie Kowanetz

Entertainment: Special Appearance by: Jessica Sierra, American Idol Top 10 Finalist

Sponsors: the Heart Center of Excellence, Roy F. Johns, Jr. Family Foundation, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sterling Bank, DECO Drive & Southern Wine & Spirits First Prize for Texas Hold'em Tournament - Regency Travel

Attire: Cowboy Chic

Board of Directors: Anne Allen, Nancy Block, Jane Brand-Eagon, Linda Danoff, billie Sue Engel, Birgit Fillingame, Patricia Kearson, Debra Lieberman, Lori Lincoln, Polly Mayo, Sonja Mayo, Valerie Moran, Pam Nowatka, Lee Sheffield, Mirtha Toledo-Hackley & Linda Rae Spaulding White. ADVISORY BOARD: Lynda Amorello, Grace Antonello, Kim Bentley, Teresa Plotkin, Laurie Sallarulo & Lois Schmatz

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 The Men of PINION
The Men of PINION


            FORT LAUDERDALE, BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The setting was perfect at the beautiful Intracoastal home of hostess, Jacqueline McCall at Pinion’s second “Boots and Bets” sponsored by The Heart Center of Excellence at Broward General Medial Center. Pinion, benefiting Special Olympics of Broward County and its Athletes, organized an evening of fun and entertainment at this popular event on Saturday, March 24th.
           American Idol Top 10 Finalist Jessica Sierra entertained the large crowd with songs she sang during Idol as well as some from her upcoming album, mingled with guests and signed autographs. Jessica and her management company, Verge Management, offered this gratis as Special Olympics is one of the organizations dear to their hearts.
            A Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament concluded at the end of the evening with a single winner receiving a Las Vegas package for 2 including, 3-night hotel stay, airfare and transfers fom egency Trael. The top five players received special prizes for their efforts!
            Co-Chairs Linda Eckert, Lee Sheffield and Lisa Scott-Founds and Committee, Kim Bentley, Merrie Heniser, Debra Lieberman, Sonja Mayo, Cassie Moran and Laurie Sallarulo created a special evening of fundraising for Special Olympics.  Guests enjoyed a Tex-Mex style barbecue, sipped libations donated by Southern Wine and Spirits, enjoyed the music, danced under the stars and won great Chinese and silent auction items (including a Willie Nelson signed guitar).
            Other sponsors of the event included JM Family Enterprises, Roy F. Johns, Jr. Family Foundation and Sterling Bank. Contact Barbara Corrao (954-683-8474) for information about upcoming events and membership.
Pinion, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer organization formed to raise funds solely for Special Olympics Broward County through grants, corporate sponsorships and fundraising events. Through Pinion’s efforts over $1,335,000 has been raised for Special Olympics Broward County since 1991.
BY:  Lisa Scott-Founds, Pinion

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