As the parking lot of Roy’s in South Jacksonville Beach was transformed into a Hawaiian-infused venue, it was evident the Northeast Florida community was there to support the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) in their efforts to protect children from abuse.
This annual Hawaiian-themed evening allows everyone to be a part of the solution in ending a global epidemic of child abuse, bullying and other types of victimization. It’s our opportunity as a community to make children across America a priority and work to prevent abuse that has become far too prevalent in our communities.
Upon entry into A Night at Roy’s, more than 400 guests were greeted with Kukui Nut Lei necklaces. While the fun continued, attendees were also provided with a variety of ways to support MBF’s mission through a wine raffle, silent auction, and live auction.
The tropical setting, live music, and cocktails were perfectly paired with culinary perfection under celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s unique menu. “Every year I am astounded at the support this community pours into A Night at Roy’s,” shared Edward Burr, founder of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. “Having Chef Roy fly in from Hawaii to be with us means so much. And watching the crowds of people generously bid on items and donate money to support our event just shows how passionate the Northeast Florida community is about protecting children from abuse.”
For the 8th year in a row, the University of North Florida Kappa Delta sorority generously donated a check in the amount of $10,000.
A Night at Roy’s is a tremendous success year after year thanks to our generous attendees and sponsors. With their support, we will continue to educate millions of children across the globe with our evidence-based prevention education programs that truly work to keep children safe.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Basham & Lucas Design Group
Becky and Dennis Rosa
Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors
Christ Episcopal Church
Community First Cares Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Gartner, Brock and Simon, LLP Attorneys and Counselors
Glenn Layton Homes
GreenPointe Holdings, LLC
Intuition Ale Works
Live Oak Contracting
Matovina & Company
Right Coast Strategies
River Bay Investments
Rizzetta & Company
ruckus advertising +public relations
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
The Fiorentino Group
As we prepare for next year’s event, we encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor of A Night at Roy’s 2020 to help us raise awareness about child abuse and victimization and continue to provide critical prevention education to prevent it. This annual event makes a significant impact in the work done at MBF and the amount of children we are able to reach. Through a sponsorship, we are able to offer guests a fun and unique event, but more importantly make a real and lasting impact on child safety.
To learn more about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children and A Night at Roy’s, visit our website at www.mbfpreventioneducation.org or contact our office at 904-642-0210.
ABOUT MONIQUE BURR FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr in honor of his late wife, Monique Burr, a devoted child advocate. MBF Prevention Education Programs, including MBF Child Safety Matters® for elementary schools and MBF Teen Safety Matters™ for middle and high schools, as well as the newest program, MBF Athlete Safety MattersTMare evidence-based/evidence-informed primary prevention programs that educate and empower youth and relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, the four types of child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect), and exploitation. MBF programs have been delivered to over 3 million youth by 3,000 facilitators in the United States since 2010. For more information, visit www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.