On August 14, it was as if Mother Nature knew there was a beach party to be had. The rain ceased and the skies cleared just in time for Big Sister’s second annual Urban Beach Party, hosted by our Young Professional Board. With a gorgeous sunset for a backdrop, and a sizzling summer soundtrack spun by Rebel the Ambassador, it was a summer evening not to be forgotten. Perhaps the most memorable part was that this year’s Urban Beach Party raised more than $12,000 to support our mentoring programs for Greater Boston’s girls.
More than 140 guests at the Exchange Conference Center on Boston’s Waterfront spent the night sipping the evening’s signature mojitos, feasting on tasty treats provided by Legal Sea Foods, and socializing with other young professionals. Many of the women in attendance also signed up to become Big Sisters! Competition was fierce for silent auction items, including Red Sox and Bruins tickets, trips to Nepal and Cancun, and dinner and hotel packages to some of Boston’s most upscale locations. As the evening heated up, people hit the dance the floor and grooved the night away.
Big thanks are in order for the evening’s sponsors: Legal Sea Foods Catering, Harpoon Brewery, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Winston Flowers, IMG, and Lawrence-Carlin Insurance.