On Saturday, October 3rd, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County hosted its annual Déjà Vu fundraiser at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla, presented by Wells Fargo. More than 500 guests attended the retro, costumed, all-night party to celebrate the mentoring success of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Gabriel Tyner was on scene keeping his “Eye On” the festivities.
This year theme honored the World Famous Whisky a Go-Go the club known for launching the careers of musicians of every genre since the 1960s and the legendary rock and roll bands that played there. The heart of the event recognized select child advocates in South Florida. Community leaders celebrated for their personal motivation, desire and action in giving back to the youth of South Florida, received gold records acknowledging their “chart-topping performance.”
This year BankUnited was recognized as Visionary Corporation of the Year. In a new category “Champions for Children” we recognized long time Big Sister and Community Advocate Kim Segal as well as Community Supporter Glenn Spanier. A fist of its kind award “Better Forever” was given to Big Brothers Big Sisters National CEO Pam Iorio.
Deja Vu is of one of South Florida’s most honored charity events at Hard Rock Live, a venue that exudes the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll and the excitement that Déjà Vu delivers to the South Florida community each year. As the Marquis sponsor, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in collaboration with Production Sponsor, Sixth Star Entertainment made this over the top celebration possible, which has topped the Biz Bash magazine’s list of top 10 benefit events in South Florida for the past six years.
Thanks to the planning of event chairs Alyssa Lovitt and Susan Renneisen, attendees encountered non-stop entertainment and surprises from 6 p.m. to midnight in the form of musical acts, large scale dance productions and the always anticipated live concert from a top-secret live headline performer to close the evening. Doug Jones and Sixth Star Entertainment produce the annual event. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. The agency hopes to raise $250,000 in support of the programs and youth served by Big Brothers Big Sisters.