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The Arc of Palm Beach County got The 2015 Honda Classic off to a WILD start when the agency’s infamous WILD Pants Party moved to the PGA National Resort and Spa on February 22. Five hundred guests were on hand to cheer on the 56 exciting men who took to the runway to help raise $93,000 for The Arc. The models, who ranged in age from four to 91, included such diverse men as World War II Veteran Louis Licht; Jay Cashmere from WPTV (and an Arc board member); Brian Evans of GEO Group (and husband of Arc board member Tara Evans); Varick Foster of Speed Shift Media (and husband of Arc board president Alane Foster); Nick Linca from Provident Jewelry; Arc clients Jason, who is the agency’s youth ambassador, and Josh, who attends The Arc’s Career Transition Program; and even Honda Classic Tournament Director (and Arc board member) Ed McEnroe who took time out of his busy week to support one of his favorite causes. Co-chaired by Michele Jacobs, Tiffany Kenney, Michelle Martin, Michelle McGann and Florence Seiler, this was the biggest and most exciting WILD Pants Party yet!

Housed in a sprawling tent dotted with cocktail tables and accented by elegant white sofas and loveseats, guests knew as soon as they arrived that they were in for a fabulous evening. Everyone enjoyed savory nibbles from BRIO Tuscan Grille and delicious cocktails made with Perfect Vodka, all of which were generously donated. Of course, the highlight for all was cheering on the models in fashions provided by The Gardens Mall retailers such as Bloomingdale’s, Brooks Brothers, J. McLaughlin, Loudmouth Golf, Robert Graham, Saks Fifth Avenue and Vineyard Vines while emcees Josh Cohen and Emerson Lotzia of ESPN West Palm kept the party flowing.

Sponsorships from community business leaders and individuals including The GEO Group Foundation, Connie M. Frankino, Provident Jewelry, Pratt & Whitney, Florida Weekly, Jupiter Magazine and The Palm Beacher, JVC Broadcasting, ESPN West Palm, ADT, The Gardens Mall and, of course, The Honda Classic were also an invaluable part of making the night so successful.

The Arc is grateful to have been a part of the most renowned sporting event in Palm Beach County, and looks forward to growing this amazing partnership in the years to come. Until then, the agency is excited to follow this unprecedented success with two more events this season, The Arc Angels Luncheon on April 14 at The Sailfish Club and the Arc Invitational Golf Tournament on May 6 at The Dye Preserve. Please visit The Arc’s website at www.arcpbc.org for more information.

About The Arc of Palm Beach County
The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through services, education and advocacy since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm Beach County that touch more than 2,300 families each year. For more information, visit www.arcpbc.org.

Contact:
Merrell Angstreich
Director of Communications and Grants
The Arc of Palm Beach County
561-842-3213 x110
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