Saturday, May 1, 2010

Old Pogue’s "Ole! Derby Day" McGala a Huge Success

May 1, 2010 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - The 16th Annual Ronald McDonald House® Charity McGala held at the world famous Sawgrass Marriott Resort featured the Kentucky Derby Live Simulcast and a Mexican Fiesta theme complete with great food, entertainment and giving.  Liquor Group donated the bar for the $350 per couple event, which included some of our finest products such as: Old Pogue Bourbon, Ocean Organic Vodka from Hawaii, Columbus Rum and Fat Ass Tequila.    
After "betting" on the big race, more than 500 guests watched the action on big screens inside the ballroom and sat down for a wonderful four course meal.  Many guests sponsored families staying at a Ronald McDonald House® for a year, six months, three months, a month or a week, and all were rewarded with a feeling of joy to know they had helped those in need.  Each donor received a balloon for their commitment and the air above all of the tables quickly filled with them.  A silent auction featured a variety of items for guests to take home including artwork, jewelry, golf items, trips and gift certificates to popular restaurants.  A local favorite band Pro Bono got everyone up and dancing after dinner.

The event raised almost $350,000 (almost $100,000 more this year than last) for the House program thanks to Presenting Sponsor Vistakon®. A big thanks to everyone that attended the event; and Liquor Group looks forward to seeing more of you next year!   

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