Urban League stirs up success with celebrity bartending event
The original celebrity bartender at Amici Ristorante on Palm Beach honored the Urban League of Palm Beach County with a night of networking, fundraising and celebrities on August 13.
Celebrity bartenders included Keenan Smith, meteorologist with WPTV and Graylen Houston, president of the Urban League Young Professionals. Funds were raised through tips given to the celebrity bartenders to help support the Urban League’s efforts to assist youth and families in Palm Beach County. More than 60 attendees turned out to support the organizations efforts.
The Urban League is the leading provider of comprehensive family services in Palm Beach County and has been serving the community for 35 years. The Urban League offers housing counseling services including foreclosure prevention programs, youth programs including the national award winning NULITES Chapter and community crime prevention programs.
Marta M. Casas-Celaya, director of government and community affairs with Comcast made a special announcement during the event and presented Patrick Franklin, president and CEO of the Urban League with a check for $13,110 as part of their continued commitment from Comcast Cares Day. Comcast Cares Day is a national volunteer day for Comcast employees and the more than 500 Comcast employees helped to renovate the Urban League facilities located in West Palm Beach.
"Comcast is a leader in corporate philanthropy by putting their time, their employees time and resources behind improving non-profit organizations in the community," said Patrick J. Franklin President and CEO of the Urban League.
The Urban League will host their next celebrity bartending event at Amici on February 11, 2009.
For more information, contact Kate Alvarado at 561-833-1461, ext. 3002 or visit www.ulpbc.org.
Graylen Houston, celebrity bartender, mixes drink for guest
Beatrice J. McKoy, Urban League board member and Peter Kane of the President Country Club
Crowd at Amici listens to the Comcast announcement.