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ST. AUGUSTINE, FL / December 6, 2018 – The 9th Annual Food & Wine Festival event, held in St. Augustine’s River House waterfront property on October 4th, hosted 250 guests and raised $40,000 for St. Augustine Boys & Girls Club, THE PLAYERS Championship, youth. Guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon sampling signature main courses, appetizers, desserts and exotic wines from St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association’s 12 member restaurants.

For nearly a decade of partnership, the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAiRA) has contributed over $320,000 in support of THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club’s local youth development and programmatic efforts through their Food & Wine Festival. Guests received a commemorative wine glass souvenir and enjoyed a lovely fall afternoon in St. Augustine with live music and plenty of networking and socializing opportunities.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida would like to thank this year’s Title Sponsor Publix and Vineyard Sponsor US Foods for their investment in our local youth through the Food & Wine Festival.

For over 50 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida has invested in the lives local young people, equipping them with the skills and tools they need to reach their full potential. Boys & Girls Club staff are committed to providing quality after-school programming at every Northeast Florida Club, daily, to youth ages 6 to 18. Today Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida serves over 8,000 Club members throughout 25 Clubs across Northeast Florida.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida exist to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For over 50 years, our Clubs have played an integral role in equipping youth to reach their full potential. We provide daily after-school and summer programming to over 8,000 Club Members annually at 25 Club locations across Northeast Florida.