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Beachtown Hop is back! Last year’s participants had so much fun going out on the town with friends while helping out a good cause that the 2nd Hop is scheduled for Saturday, November 1 from 6 – 11 p.m. Developed by a team from the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Hollywood Class XXXVIII, the group decided to keep the project going to help the seniors at the Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center/Southeast Focal Point.
At this premier event, a $20 donation allows adults of all ages to “hop” on and off a bus and visit restaurants and bars in downtown Hollywood and Hollywood beach. At each sponsoring venue the participants will be able to enjoy a complimentary drink or a taste of food. “Participants have the opportunity to experience the vibrant night life of Downtown Hollywood as well as the historic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk,” said Lenny Ortiz, Event Co-Chair and Owner of Leonardo Ortiz, P.A..
“We expect to again attract visitors from all over Broward County.”
All proceeds from the event benefit Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center/SE Focal Point, a 36-year old agency located in Hollywood that provides programs and social services to older adults.
“We were so inspired by the enthusiasm of the seniors that participate in the programs at the Meyerhoff Center that we wanted to help. While raising funds for a small, struggling non-profit in Hollywood, we are also helping bring people to local restaurants and bars,” said Tina Buccellato, the Event Chair and the owner of Muzart – Creative Arts Studio in Downtown Hollywood. “We are creating awareness for the needs of seniors in the community, spotlighting local businesses and bridging the downtown and beach nightlife all at the same time. This is a trifecta of positive grassroots teamwork all wrapped up into one event. We are still hopeful that our example will not only rally support for Meyerhoff but inspire local initiatives to create positive changes.”
Tickets are available on EventBrite web site under: Beachtown Hop or by calling 954-966-9805 x117. You will also be able to purchase tickets the day of the event for $25 at two assigned locations and there will be a map and free transportation to take you from location to location.
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Lenny Ortiz, Joseph Schneider and Jason Ogonowski ensured the first event was a great success.