14TH ANNUAL SIGNATURE GRAND GHOUL RAISES NEARLY $50,000 FOR 2-1-1 BROWARD
O.J. McDuffie, former Miami Dolphins wide receiver; Michael Wild, 2-1-1 Broward Board Member; Joe Rose, former Miami Dolphins tight end and WQAM radio host; Tracy Schuldiner, Director of Events & Corporate Relations and Bob Birdsong, 2-1-1 Broward Board Chairman.
On Monday, October 26th the Signature Grand was transformed into a haunted mansion to host the 14th Annual Signature Grand Ghoul. Benefitting 2-1-1 Broward, the event was hosted by former Miami Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie and former Miami Dolphins tight end and WQAM radio host, Joe Rose. More than 600 attendees, including Miami Dolphins alumni, local celebrities and notables gathered for a night of thrilling tunes, cocktails and costumes helping to raise a grand total of almost $50,000 for 2-1-1 Broward. Broward County’s 2-1-1 hotline connects residents with trained crisis specialists who assess the caller’s situation and provide the link to available community resources. NFL alumni in attendance included Troy Drayton, Mark Higgs, Kerry Glenn, John Bock, Randall Hill, Terrence Jones, Ki-Jana Carter, and Brian Poli-Dixon.
Sheila Smith, President & CEO of 2-1-1 Broward and Arlene Pecora, owner of Signature Grand.
“We are honored to have been chosen as the beneficiary once again for this year’s Signature Grand Ghoul and are so thankful for the proceeds that will benefit our 24-hour comprehensive hotline,” said Sheila Smith, President & CEO of 2-1-1 Broward. “It was wonderful to share an evening alongside our friends, sponsors and colleagues and we are so appreciative of their continued support of 2-1-1 Broward.”
Michael Wild, 2-1-1 Broward Board Member and DeAnna McCutcheon, Executive Assistant & Corporate Vendor Administrator at Signature Grand.
The Signature Grand was once again spectacularly decorated into a 100,000-square-foot haunted mansion, by One of a Kind Party Designs, to welcome guests outfitted in a number of freakishly fabulous costumes. Attendees enjoyed a memorable night featuring an open bar serving crafty cocktails, a gourmet buffet with various food stations, exclusive VIP area, sounds by Complete Media Events as well as a special performance by recording artist Wolf Pakk, celebrity appearances by Absoloot and Jon Saxx along with a variety of entertainment.
Joe Rose, former Miami Dolphins tight end and WQAM radio host; Juliet Roulhac, Senior Attorney at FPL; Tim Hogans Jr., Manager of External Affairs at FPL and O.J. McDuffie, former Miami Dolphins wide receiver.
Throughout the night, judges selected the best dressed guests based on costume creativity, fear factor and originality. The lucky first place winner took home a prize package featuring club seats to a Miami Dolphins game and a $50 Bokampers gift card, the second place winner received a gift card to Quarterdeck along with grandstand tickets to the Winterfest Boat Parade and the third place winner scored a gift card to Bokampers. The Calvin Giordano & Associates Silent Auction, which featured more than 100 marvelous items, experiences and prize packages also contributed to the nearly $50,000 raised for 2-1-1 Broward.
Laura and Jose Candeau with Viviana Lombardero, winners of the costume contest.
“We are thrilled to have celebrated another successful year of our Signature Grand Ghoul,” said Arlene Pecora, owner of Signature Grand. “2-1-1 Broward is truly an amazing organization that is making a difference in our community and we are proud to support their efforts as the benefactor of this year’s event.”
Kerry Glenn, former Miami Dolphins cornerback; O.J. McDuffie, former Miami Dolphins wide receiver; Jennifer Sinadinos; Troy Drayton, former Miami Dolphins tight end; Caren and John Bock, former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman.
Event sponsors included Brenner Real Estate Group, BankUnited, Brown & Brown Insurance, Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Canon Business Solutions, City & Shore Magazine, Complete Media Events, Consolidated Credit, Eye on South Florida, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Gold Coast Magazine, Greenspoon Marder Law, InWeston Magazine, Kip Hunter Marketing, Memorial Healthcare System, Morris, Brown, Argiz & Farra, Northwestern Mutual, One of a Kind Party Designs, Over the Top, Premier Beverage, Russo Battista Law Group, Signature Grand, Southern Audio Visual, Special Event Decorators, Sysco, THINK Magazine, ValiDATE Online Dating, VIP TV and Divine Delicacies.
Mark and Rochelle McCutcheon.