Pedro’s celebrated 60th birthday with a fundraising party
Peter “Pedro” Lawrence celebrated his 60th birthday by hosting a fundraising benefit on Sunday, June 7th at Amber Beach Bar & Grill located on the grounds of Caribbean Villas. The event saw a day of fun activities for the whole family, while raising funds for the San Pedro Sailing Club and the San Pedro Animal Foundation. After kicking off at 11:30AM, the celebration want well into the late evening, making the fundraiser was a huge success.
Patrons arrived early to enjoy the musical vibes from The Mighty Cool J’s, as well as partaking ofthe delicious eats available. Many indulged in the event’s signature pig roast, while enjoying drink specials. There were lots of games and activities for the children, including free sailing lessons. Throughout the event, those in attendance had the opportunity to win great prizes through raffles and 50/50 draws. The highlight of the event was the silent auction, with close to 40 fabulous items up for bid.
Everyone was more than happy to empty their pockets in support of these two great establishments. All proceeds of the event went to the San Pedro Animal Foundation, which offers free veterinary care for pets whose owners cannot provide the advance or emergency care they need, and the San Pedro Sailing Club, who is currently raising funds for Kevin Velasquez to participate in the 2015 North American Optimist Dinghy Championship Regatta.
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A Wild Success at the Pedro’s 60th Birthday Fundraiser Bash.
What an amazing day on Sunday June 7th! The organizers of the Pedro’s
60th Birthday Fundraiser Bash at AMBER Beach Bar & Grill (at Caribbean
Villas) are proud to announce that we were able to raise a grand total
of $15,000 BZD between the Silent Auction, the various Raffles, the
Chinese Auction, a VERY generous donation by Corry McDermott and the
percentage of sales donation from AMBER Beach Bar & Grill. The
proceeds of the fundraiser will be split as follows: to the San Pedro
Sailing Club a total of $8,500 BZD and to the San Pedro Animal
Foundation a total of $6,500 BZD.
The money contributed to the San Pedro Sailing Club will go towards
the continuation of providing free training and use of all equipment
for the local children of San Pedro, and also to cover future costs of
helping sailor Kevin Velasquez represent Belize at International
Sailing Events. The money contributed to the San Pedro Animal
Foundation will be used to allow the San Pedro Animal Hospital to
treat cases of trauma and illness in pets who have owners who are
unable to afford veterinary care, and to help control the animal
population in San Pedro by assisting families in need with the cost of
spaying and neutering their pets.
A HUGE thank you goes out to the businesses and individuals that
donated items to the Silent Auction, Chinese Auction and Raffles:
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Amigo's del Mar Dive Shop, Ramon's Divers,
Victoria House Hotel, Hidden Valley Inn, Caribbean Villas Hotel,
Sunbreeze Suites, Sunbreeze Hotel, Rain Restaurant, Cayo Espanto,
Castaway Caye, Kite Xplorer, Ambergris Divers, Chuck & Robbie's Dive
Shop, Premium Wines & Spirits, San Pedro Sun, Casa Picasso, Seaduced
by Belize, ACES, Catamaran Belize Tours, Ecologic Divers, Tastes of
Thailand, Wild Mangos Restaurant, Belize Sailing Center, Ecologic
Divers, Maya Island Air, LC Distributors, Lola's Pub, Big Sur
Paddleboards, Fido's Restaurant & Bar, Cocolocos Beach Bar, Lone Star
Bar & Grill, Roadkill Bar, Wayo's Bar, Wine De Vine, Lunch Box, Candle
Garden Store, Hotel Supply Store, 12 Belize Store and Travellers Rum.
Special thanks to the individuals who volunteered their time at the
event: Lara Goldman, Nile (Jake) Duppstadt, Laurie Norton and Bob
And of course no charity event ever works without the people who come
to support the event so a HUGE thank you to everyone who came on
Sunday to celebrate Peter’s Birthday and contribute to these very
worthy causes. Winners of the silent auction items that have not
claimed their prize yet will be contacted in the next few days to
arrange pick up of their prizes.