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Postponed - Danto Builders / FLDCP 4th Annual Big Bad BBQ Benefiting Special Olympics

Date: 09/14/2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 am
Contact: Deborah
Phone: 9542292006

This is a post we were hoping not to make but out of respect for those putting their homes and businesses back together (and many still without electricity) due to Hurricane Irma and for those still trying to get back home, we are rescheduling our Special Olympics Big Bad BBQ. We will let you know the new date ASAP.

Join us for the Danto Builders / Florida Design & Construction Professionals 4th Annual Big Bad BBQ on TBD, 5:30 to 7:30, benefiting Special Olympics. Enjoy BBQ / drinks, live music, live art, auctions, raffles, etc.

At the request of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, we have extended our special offer, so purchase tickets by Sept. 8 at for our 4th Annual Special Olympics FLDCP / Danto Builders Big Bad BBQ on Sept. 14 and receive a Seminole Casino $100 play card (for new members, and free spin for members) and $150 gift certificate (dining or brunch) to NYY at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, and a $10 Arcade card from Xtreme Action Park. Ticket purchases / donations are tax deductible and non-refundable. Certificates are limited to the first 600 pre-registrants and one per person. Registrants must attend the event to receive the gift cards. Gift cards are good for three months.

Last year over 400 design, construction, property managers, real estate, restaurant, healthcare, etc. professionals and business owners attended this networking event and helped raise over $25,000 for the 5,100 athletes and 23 year-around sports of Special Olympics Florida – Broward County.

Every year, the event gets bigger and better and includes Special Olympic athletes, all-you-can-eat BBQ, Hott Leggz hotdogs and drinks, live entertainment, live art, live and silent auctions, raffle (CIA Lotto-ticket tree and Flanigan’s drink coins and gift cards), photo booth, vendors, etc. This year we are planning for more Big Bad BBQs and special guest BBQers competing for the People's Choice Award, including One Last Cast Barbecue, Hickory Sticks BBQ, Twisted Pig BBQ Co., and Team Danto. Funky Buddha Brewery is supporting our event and bringing their beer truck. Sea Watch will be welcoming attendees with a champagne toast. Oak & Cane is also going to serve special rum drinks for the event, and Village Grille / Village Pump is donating the wine. For dessert, Hoffman’s is bringing their Sweet Ride ice cream truck, and Coccadotts Cake Shop is serving 800 mini desserts, including a variety of their 30 gourmet flavors (vanilla, chocolate, orange, lemon, almond, etc.) and some mini eclairs and cream puffs as well.

Miami-native guitarist and vocalist, Jimi Magnole, who is known for playing with K.C. and the Sunshine Band as well as other famous bands and singers will be playing for us this year. Niki Paint Studios / Therapeutic Mobile Artist will be the feature for the Live Art.

Auction items have been donated from top hotels and restaurants, like Pelican Grand, Sonesta, Riverside, Beachcomber, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt House / Naples, Oceans 234, Sky Thai Sushi, Tee-Jay Thai Sushi, Tower Club, and Grille 401, as well as other great businesses, including P.J. Rossi Jewelers, Broward Design Center, Spirit Airlines, Lifestream Spa & Boutique, Jane Basch Jewelry Design, Sweeter Days Bake Shop, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Sunrise Paddleboard, Barbers & Beer, Living Green, CooLED, Sandler Training, Whole Foods, Runner’s Depot, Gym Guyz, Commercial Real Estate Partners (Steve Chess), Connections for Business, Broadcast Systems, ManCave Cigar Lounge, Frame ‘n Art, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, and Allied Kitchen and Bath. Donate and get a gift for yourself or someone else!

Additional key sponsors for this year’s Big Bad BBQ include Dave Giannone’s Complete Marine, Larry Kline Wholesale Meats (provides all the ribs and chicken), Seminole Tribe of Florida, freshpoint (all the vegetables and fruit), Sally Sherman Salads, Chase Roofing, Circles Enterprises, Tru Colors, Spirit Airlines, Corporate Insurance Advisors, The Blue Book, Broward Health (water), Beachcomber Resort and Villas, Boost Creative Marketing, South Florida Food Tours, Minuteman Press, Allied Roofing and Sheet Metal, Marcy Vanegas Photography, F1 Valet Parking, Danto Electric and Permit Professionals.

If you would like to be a sponsor, vendor or make a donation for the silent or live auction, please contact Debbie Danto at or (954) 229-2006. 

$25 preregistration for FLDCP members, $35 preregistration for non-members, and $45 at the door (tax deductible donation)

Casual attire is encouraged. Valet and on-street parking are available.

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