Food and wine festival benefits Boys and Girls Club

Darby L. Stubberfield, Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida reported to Historic City News reporters that The St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association recently held its first annual food and wine festival to benefit THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club.

The event, which featured more than 100 wines and food from 15 restaurants at The Council on Aging’s River House, raised $13,692 for the Club and hosted more than 300 enthusiastic guests.

Participating restaurants included Amici, Cafe Atlantico, Zhanras, Purple Olive, Cap’s on the Water, Creekside Dinery, Culinary Outfitters, Gypsy Cab Company, Kingfish Grill, Barnacle Bill’s, The Reef, The Raintree, Salt Water Cowboys, South Beach Grill and The Tasting Room.

Event sponsors included St. Johns Food Service, SYSCO Jacksonville, Kresge, Platt & Abare, The Bailey Group and The Garden.

Proceeds from the event will be used to extend programs and services to children in the West St. Augustine community through The PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club.

About the Boys & Girls Club
THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club, located at 555 West King Street, seeks to serve those children, ages 6 to 18, who are at a greater risk of poverty, school failure, poor health outcomes and risky behaviors. The Club provides a safe, positive place for these children to go after school. Programs are focused in five core areas: character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports fitness and recreation. THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club in West Augustine officially opened its doors at the Grand Opening held Wednesday, November 17th. For more information, visit

Photo credits: © 2010 Historic City News contributed photograph by Jackie Hird

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