Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County hosts its 8th Annual Tower Shoot to fight food insecurity for local children in the community. With new economic pressures due to inflation and the lingering impact of the pandemic, 95% of Club members are living at or below the poverty line. Local children and families are needing the support of the Club’s critical Hunger Relief programs, now more than ever. The annual fundraising event will take place on Saturday, December 3, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Pine Creek Sporting Club, 23721 NE 48th Ave. Okeechobee, Fla.
“This is my favorite event of the year because we have the opportunity to gather with our friends to support an organization that is near and dear to our hearts,” said event Co-Chairman Kim Fonseca. “The Hunger Relief programs are vital to support over 10,000 kids in Palm Beach County.”
Guests will gather at Pine Creek Sporting Club to enjoy an exhilarating day outdoors. Pine Creek boasts over 2,500 private acres of natural landscape that stretches across the horizon. The field is limited to 24 participants and properly trained hunting dogs are welcome. Breakfast and lunch will be served as well.
Although Palm Beach County is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, on any given day roughly 226,000 residents have to face the struggles of hunger. Over 53,000 of those residents are children. Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s hunger relief programs ensure that Club members at all sites receive a snack and a hot meal every day after school. Clubs will continue to serve over 675,000 meals.
“We find that the majority of our Club families still have to face challenges caused by the pandemic and now economic inflation,” said President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Jaene Miranda. “Our critical Hunger Relief programs are needed tremendously to ensure that our Club families are receiving the support that they need to survive. We’re truly counting on the support of the community during this time.”
Leading the charge for the 8th Annual Tower Shoot are Kim Fonseca, Chuck Schumacher and Jason Regalbuto. Sponsors include Abraham Foundation, Jeffrey Citron, Kathleen & Lou Hager, George G. Matthews, Jason Regalbuto, Chuck Schumacher, Margaret & John Shaffer, John Taylor and Bill Weisberg.