It’s not until next Saturday, Oct. 24, but I wanted to give you a heads up that if you haven’t gotten your tickets to Jack in the Park yet you’d better hurry on over and secure your spots for this fun event benefitting Special Olympics Florida.
I’m pleased to serve as honorary chair of this year’s event and to be on hand as the emcee of the evening.
The Jack in the event’s name refers to blackjack. You were thinking it had to do with Jack Daniel’s, weren’t you? But no, a 21 card tournament is a big focus of the festivities. But there will be so much more, including a silent auction, raffles, entertainment, and, best of all, food from some really terrific restaurants.
Some of the restaurants that are scheduled to be serving include Flog favorite Tap Room at Dubsdread, Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar, Portobello, the Osprey Tavern, blu on the avenue, White Wolf Cafe, Scratch, BB King’s Blues Club, newcomers Lafayette’s and Itta Bena, and a bunch more.
There will also be an open bar, and looky here: it will feature Jack Daniel’s, so you got your wish after all.
There will also be a silent auction with some pretty nifty items up for grabs.
The purpose of Jack in the Park is to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Florida, which provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be a productive, respected and contributing members of their communities.
Tickets for the event are $125, which includes the blackjack tournament, food and open bar. All proceeds go to benefit Special Olympics. For ticket information, visit the official Jack in the Park website.