The 7th Annual Boots & Boogie Bash, benefitting programs provided by the Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida (FFC), was held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Well attended by many supporters and donors, the night began with cocktails and a wide array of silent auction items followed by dancing, dinner and a live auction complete with exciting travel packages.
Sonya and Brian Sawyer – honorary chairs; Chef Brian Roland and NBC 2 anchor, Krista Fogelsong – celebrity emcees; and Scott Robertson – auctioneer, added to the evening’s success.
Guests had the opportunity to browse the Corral of Dreams where children’s “simple” dreams were written on colorful paper boots. With the generous support of attendees, 101 dreams were adopted – everything from basketball hoops to dance lessons.
The western-themed fundraiser had over 250 guests and volunteers who enjoyed the high-energy dancers provided by P’ZAZZ Productions and music from the Blue Stone Circle Band. Others making the night a success were major sponsors Home-Tech, NEST International, NA DC – Naples Auto Donation Center, Arthrex, Children’s Network, and Dick Westfall.
The estimated $120,000 total net proceeds from the event will fund the needs of local foster children and help fulfill the FFC mission to provide abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida with the social, educational and financial support the state cannot provide.
Friends of Foster Children began in 1999 and thanks to the generosity of friends and supporters, the organization has been able to give hope to thousands of foster children and help them discover hidden talents, maintain good academic grades and most importantly, begin to uncover their individual potential. To find out more about Friends of Foster Children (FFC), visit www.FriendsofFosterChildren.net.