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FOOTNOTES! A BFF Blog! It’s hard to believe that it’s the first day of school! Where did the summer go? One of the best parts of the end of summer, maybe the only part, lol, has to be our Back to School party. It is 1 of the only 2 times a year that we get many of our students together for a fun, non-school activity (our holiday party is the other time).

We always try to plan a fun event for the kids, and this year it was a Mexican Fiesta! We held it atPalm Beach State College, since we just can’t miss an opportunity to get our kids on a school campus for a positive experience. The President of the school, Ava Parker, gave the opening remarks and taught the kids the Panther Roar! She was followed by Dean Van Williams who made the kids feel very welcome. It really seemed to make the kids feel special. 20800340_1976606212353301_3302761461982977590_n

BATTLE of the BARTENDERS! 8/25/17

It’s time for our Boca Chamber Festival Days annual event: BATTLE of the BARTENDERS!

Please join us for this popular event on Friday, August 25, 2017 5:30-7:30PM at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel. $25 for 2 drinks & appetizers (advance registration through August 24), $30 at the door. Register me for the Battle!

Help your favorite bartending team win the Battle by attending the event and tipping them generously! 5:30-600 Wade Waddick and Paula Bernstein Barry Rabkin and Teddy Kaufman 6:00-6:30 Troy McLellan, Roxana Scaffidi and Rosie Inguanzo-Martin Jan Savarick and Mary Wong 6:30-7:00 Jacqueline Qualters and Elaine Weinberg Sophia Eccleston and Mohamed Abdalla 7:00-7:30 Brian Altschuler and Dan Davidowitz Andy Thomson and Alex Price This event is a fun and social gathering with the added bonus of raising awareness about the children living in foster care in our area. All proceeds benefit Best Foot Forward’s innovative and powerful programs.It is going to be so much fun with great music from Mike Sipe Entertainment, Events and Production.Thank you to the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, our host, Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, and our generous sponsors:

  • FL Accounting & Advisers
  • Allegiance Home Health
  • United Capital FinancialLife Management
  • Berger Singerman LLP

To RSVP in advance, please Click Here! $25 for 2 drinks & appetizers (advance registration through August 24), $30 at the door. For more information, call Donna Biase at 561-470-8300.

The BEST FOOT FORWARD FOUNDATION is the only nonprofit organization in Palm Beach County dedicated to the educational success of youth who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and have entered the foster care system. By empowering children in foster care, Best Foot Forward helps avoid the all-too-common negative outcomes many experience. Those include:
• 54% drop out of high school
• 97% drop out of college
• 40% of 18 to 22 year-olds have been homeless and/or “couch surfed”
• 40% have been arrested and 30% have been in jail or detention
Our programs support, guide and empower foster care youth, giving them every opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. Best Foot Forward is committed to building promising futures for foster care youth and helping each student reach their full potential.