Local sports personalities, elected officials, civic leaders and Coral Springs police and fire fighters will “Serve it Up for Coral Springs Community Chest” at Bru’s Room Sports Grill at 1000 N. University Drive in Coral Springs on Thursday, September 16 when proceeds from lunch and dinner will benefit the Coral Springs Community Chest.
Celebrity servers will welcome guests from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Festivities include a silent auction and raffle with prizes such as a flat screen television courtesy of Best Buy, gift baskets and sports memorabilia. Proceeds from the auction and raffle also benefit Coral Springs Community Chest which funds non-profit organizations who have a program or service benefiting Coral Springs residents. There is no admission charge for the event.
Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. to spread the word about fire safety and children’s fingerprinting will be available from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Awards will be presented in several serving categories including for fastest, cutest and clumsiest server. “We appreciate the hospitality of Bru’s Room in hosting this event,” said Maria Pierson, president of the Coral Springs Community Chest Board of Trustees. “It will be a fun afternoon and evening for the community. At the same time we hope to raise significant funds that can then be donated to the organizations that make our community a better place to live and work.” Maureen Berk and Connie Guice are co-chairs of Serve it Up for Coral Springs Community Chest.
Last year Coral Springs Community Chest funded Aging & Disability Resource Center, Alzheimer’s Family Center, Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Broward Health, Broward Homebound Program, Broward Housing Solutions, Challenger Baseball, Covenant House, Family Central, First Call For Help 2-1-1 Broward, Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Friends of Music, Gateway Community Outreach, Horses and the Handicapped, Hospice by the Sea, League for the Hard of Hearing, Lighthouse of Broward County, Make A Wish Foundation, Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund, Mental Health Association, Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, Senior Volunteer Services, Jeff Smith Memorial Scholarship, SOS Children’s Village, Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Women in Distress and Zimmerman School House.
In addition to Pierson, Berk and Guice, the board of trustees members are Susan Grant, Toni Hawkins, Michael Levinson, Pat Mirabello, Cort Neimark, Alice Zendel Simon and Janice Zaitz.
Coral Springs Community Chest was founded in 1988 on the premise that community resources should provide for community needs. There is no paid staff so 99 percent of the money is reinvested back to community. Coral Springs Community Chest is funded by corporate and private donations, special events and promotions. Donations are still being accepted for the silent auction. For more information call 954-344-1148 or 954-344-5907.