15th annual fundraiser helps summer programs
Marlins games, waterparks, beach days, field trips to local attractions … that’s what’s on the schedule for the summer program at Key West’s Boys and Girls Club. And, it’s mostly funded by one annual concert, the One Particular Harbour concert taking place on Sunday, May 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Margaritaville, 500 Duval St.
“Over the past 14 years, the concert has raised $340,000 for the program,” said Dan Dombroski of the Boys and Girls Club. “It all started when Jimmy Buffett’s partner Kevin Boucher reached out to help us out and the restaurant donates the space and everything for three hours with no overhead.”
Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band has been playing the concert for the past 10 years. His grandchildren are a part of the Boys and Girls Club, and it’s something near and dear to his heart.
“He’s a real friend to our organization,” said Dombroski. “The community really rises up to help with these kind of things, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”
Livingston agrees. “I’ve seen it with our own grandkids,” he said. “They are changing lives, not just watching them after school and over the summer, they are making a major impact on our future generations.”
The Boys and Girls Club serves more than 200 children over the summer at the Key West and Big Pine Key location. In addition to the field trips, the club also teaches life skills, offers academic tutoring, and offers an affordable, safe place for children.
Tickets for One Particular Harbour concert are $50 and it includes a concert by Livingston and the band, a buffet, cocktails, and silent auction, with big ticket items like a paddleboard. Tickets can be bought at keystix.com or by calling 305-296-2258.
My kids looked forward to camp every day last year. All the folks working there do a great job and the kids constantly told me how nice everyone was.” – Stephen Bender, dad to Victoria and Beau
On the schedule for this summer, more Marlins games for the kids. CONTRIBUTED