Twenty years ago a new organization was formed, perhaps the first of its kind in Broward County, to engage young career-minded individuals in the support of a nonprofit organization to make a difference in the lives less fortunate than them. In 1992, the Young Professionals for Covenant House was born to fundraise and generate awareness for the plight of homeless youth.
Since then, thousands of young adults have become members of the organization, which has raised more than $1.7 million for Covenant House Florida, the Fort Lauderdale shelter for homeless, at-risk and runway youth under the age of 21, including moms and their babies.
To commemorate their achievements, the Young Professionals for Covenant House will host a 20th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, September 21, from 6 to 11 p.m. at The World Famous Parrot Lounge, 911 Sunrise Lane in Fort Lauderdale.
The Celebration will feature the live band, The Smokin’ Aces, free beer, rum punch and “Strip Me Downs,” a special concoction served throughout the years at Young Pro’s events. Plus, a slide show will chronicle the Young Professionals storied past and exciting present.
Admission for the event is $20 prepay at www.youngpros.net by 9/21 at 2 p.m. or $25 at the door. Free parking will be available at the east parking lot of The Galleria Mall at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., with continuous trolley service to the Parrot. For those interested in booking a hotel for the evening, the B Ocean Hotel on the corner of Sunrise Blvd. and AIA is offering a $99 special for a one-night stay. To receive this special pricing, call 1-888-66BOCEAN and mention Covenant House 20th Anniversary Celebration.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by The World Famous Parrot Lounge, Stephens Distributing, Anheuser-Busch, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and The Galleria Mall at Fort Lauderdale. For more information, please call 954-568-7914, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.youngpros.net.