Hollywood Chamber Hosts 15th Annual “Grapes for Grades” to Raise Scholarship Dollars

The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation (HFSF), a 501 (c3), invite the public to participate in the “15th Annual Grapes for Grades” event—a soirée of Fine Wine, Gourmet Food and Live Music.

 The event will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club located at 501 Diplomat Parkway from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Event guests will have the opportunity to sample wines from around the world, courtesy of Hollywood Discount Liquor and Wine, taste gourmet food from some of the area’s best eateries, enjoy live music and browse through an elaborate silent auction with exclusive items.

The upscale evening will also feature a fantastic silent auction and a drawing for a luxury 10-day cruise for two aboard the elegant Oceania M/S Riviera from the port of Miami to the Caribbean islands and back to Miami.

 “Grapes for Grades” is a signature Hollywood event benefiting the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships to deserving seniors from local Hollywood high schools.  For over 14 years, the signature event has raised more than $360,000 for the Foundation and has helped over 450 students with high tuition rates.

 “‘Grapes for Grades’ is the ultimate gathering of the community and businesses in support of our local college-bound students,” says Sara Lavenka, Co- Chair 2016 ‘Grapes for Grades’ & Mortgage Masters Inc. “Supporting these students is critical to ensure that Hollywood has the future work force to support its continued growth. Join me on September 15th, and together we can make a difference as we bring resources and hope to our local students.”

 Single entry tickets are $75 in advance and $90 at the door. The cost to enter the drawing to win the luxury cruise is $100. Also available is a VIP Wine and Dine package for $200 that includes two entry tickets and one luxury cruise drawing entry. Tickets are available for purchase at the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce located at 330 North Federal Highway in Hollywood or with the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation.

Sponsors of this year’s event are Nova Southeastern University, Great HealthWorks, The Rain Law Firm, Hollywood Discount Liquor & Wine, Perfect Liquor & Wine, SUN Credit Union, Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club, Boucher Brothers Management Inc., Community Service Foundation of Broward County Robert Giacin Trustee, Calvin Giordano & Associates, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach , Diplomat Beach Resort,  Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, NV5, Shuham & Shuham , P.A, Tripp Scott Attorneys at Law, Union Institute & University, Veria & Associates Realty, www.RENTHOLLYWOOD.com, Barry University, Cox Media Group, HITS 97.3, Benchmark Contracting Inc., The Pressroom and JetBlue.

For more information, please visit www.hollywoodchamber.org or call (954) 923-4000.