(PRESS RELEASE)_Thursday, October 18, 2023- (Stuart, Fla.) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties held their annual Big Taste of Martin County on Tuesday, October 10, at Atlantic Aviation to kick off the season in Martin County.
Known as the premier food and drink tasting event of the Treasure Coast, this year, the event had over seven hundred attendees, breaking the previous attendance record. The event raises money and awareness for mentoring programs. Guests were treated to tasty bites from popular restaurants and beverage companies located throughout Martin County. A special thanks to the Capen brothers for welcoming us back to Atlantic
Aviation. The site has been a huge hit with the attendees, sponsors, and restaurants for the past six years, giving this event a unique atmosphere and the VIPs the opportunity to be in the hangar. This year’s campaign message shared with their guests: “It only takes a little to be BIG.” As the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the country. Big Brothers Big Sisters develops positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Together, we can close the mentorship gap. We are seeking volunteers to become mentors. To learn more, visit www.mentorbig.org.
In VIP, guests experienced the tastes of 5 Star Catering. All attendees sampled from Berry Fresh, Brouhaha Tea Co., Cochon Café, Colab Kitchen, Culvers of Stuart, Ellie’s Downtown Deli, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Fantini’s Italian Restaurant, Frazier Creek Brewing and Distilling Co., HarborChase of Stuart, Hop Life, Islamorada Beer Co., La Forchetta Italian Restaurant, Michelina’s Italian Restaurant, Motorworks Brewing Co., Noxx & Dunn Florida Rum, One Hope Wine, Sailfish Brewing Co., Southern Eagle Distributing, Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar, Southern Eagle Distributing, and Taco Shack.
Event sponsors include:
Sponsors Include Publix Super Markets Charities, Doris M Carter Family Foundation, Rehmann, Philip DeBerard Injury Attorney, Morgan Stanley Samantha Waggon, Branch Manager, Go Local Electric LLC, First Horizon, FIS Outdoor, Terrance Riley Irrigation, Bayview Construction, Good Greek Total Relocation Systems, FPL, Sunbelt Rentals, Hunter Industries, Inc., Impact Landscaping and Irrigation, Leavy Law, P.A., Salon Appearances, Rick Carroll Insurance, Southern Style Window and Door, South Florida Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Freedom Waste, Treasure Coast Estate Buyers, My Living Magazine, Jupiter and Stuart Magazines, and Hubbard Radio.
Big Taste of Martin County Winners:
The winners are Best Salad: Harbor Chase of Stuart; Best Entree: Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar; Best Appetizer: Fantinis Italian Restaurant; Best Dessert: La Forchetta Italian Restaurant; Best Drink: Harbor Chase of Stuart; Best Presentation: Harbor Chase of Stuart.
The community came together in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters through sponsorship, ticket sales, raffle, and silent auction for an incredible cause. Funds raised from the Big Taste of Martin County supported their mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The money will support over 480 local kids throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The relationships with the “Bigs” and “Littles” have never been more important than now. Mentoring relationships help fill the gap as youth struggle with mental health and learning loss.
The Doris M Carter Family Foundation joined in supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters with a gift to match all donations up to $15,000.
To sign up to become a “Big” brother or sister or to donate, visit www.mentorbig.org. Please help Big Brothers Big Sisters continue to impact the lives of young children in our community.
“We had such an amazing time at the Big Taste of Martin County! It was great to connect with the community so that every child has what—and who—they need to achieve a BIG and brighter future.” says Yvette Flores Acevedo, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.”
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