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Bourbon Auction Raised Over $21,000 for Broward’s Big Brothers Big Sisters


bourbonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County auctioned off a bottle of 1983 O.F.C. Vintage Bourbon donated by Buffalo Trace Distillery for $8,500 at a special bourbon tasting event hosted at Bahia Mar Marina’s Captain’s Quarters.

The limited-edition bourbon, one of only 50 in the world (and not available in stores or restaurants), was the centerpiece of the exclusive event, offering live and silent auctions of additional select bourbons and bourbon packages.

To complement the bourbon tasting, a specially created menu was developed by Bahia Mar chefs.  The event netted a total of $21,680.

The centerpiece of the live auction, the 1983 O.F.C. Vintage Bourbon, boasted a lead-free crystal bottle with detailed fluting, in-laid copper lettering spelling out O.F.C., and wooden display box packaging with provenance card noting the milestones for the bottle’s vintage year.

Faith Based Events

Buffalo Trace Distillery donated vintage-dated bourbons to 200 nonprofits across the nation, including the 50 bottles from 1983 as well as 50 bottles from 1982 and 100 bottles from 1980.

(L-R) Ana Cedeno, Jessica Urbansky, Cindy Schutt

“The donation of this rare, vintage-dated bottle enabled us to build an exceptional event for bourbon aficionados to generate funds to support our cause of providing children facing adversity with one-to-one mentoring relationships ,” said Ana Cedeño, CEO of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Broward County.  “We’re very thankful to Buffalo Trace Distillery and all the bourbon lovers in this community who stepped up to support this event.”

In addition to Buffalo Trace, sponsors included Bahia Mar, Boost Creative Marketing, Spirited South Florida and Stache Drinking Den and Coffee Bar.  The event was chaired by community leaders Kenny and Sandy Tate.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  The organization partners with parents, guardians, volunteers and others in the community and holds itself accountable for each child in its program achieving: higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, educational success and avoidance of risky behaviors.  For more information, visithttp://www.bbbsbroward.org/

Photos Credit: MRA Photography for Spirited South Florida


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