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Hollywood Chamber Hosts 14th Annual ‘Grapes for Grades’ to Raise Scholarship Dollars

A Soirée of Fine Wines, Gourmet Foods and Music  

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation (HFSF) a 501 (c3) invite the public to participate in the 14th Annual Grapes for Grades event—a soirée of Fine Wine, Gourmet Food and Live Music. The event will be held Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Hollywood Beach Marriott, 2501 N. Ocean Drive from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This 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 to Caribbean hideaway islands of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, St. John’s Antigua, Bridgetown, Barbados, Castries, St. Lucia, Gustavia and St. Barts!

“Grapes for Grades” is signature Hollywood event benefiting the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation a nonprofit organization that provides college scholarships to deserving seniors from local Hollywood high schools that helps to finance their pursuit of higher education. At this difficult time in our economy, students need new ways to fund and afford the rising cost of education. As college graduates, these students will have many more opportunities and a better chance to become productive citizens of our community. In the past 13 years, “Grapes for Grades” has raised more than $330,000 for the Foundation and has funded approximately 380 students.

“Grapes for Grades is the ultimate gathering of the community and businesses in support of our local college-bound students. Supporting these students is critical to ensure that Hollywood has the future work force to support its continued growth.  Join me on September 16 and together we can make a difference as we bring resources and hope to our local students.” –Sara Lavenka, Co- Chair 2016 Grapes for Grades & Mortgage Masters Inc.


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.

Participant restaurants are:

  • Adena Grill & Wine Bar@ Gulfstream Park
  • Diplomat Prime at the Diplomat Resort & Spa
  • Disalvo’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant
  • Elements Bistro at Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
  • GG’s Waterfront Bar &Grill
  • Gino’s Italian American Deli & Meat Market
  • Juniper On The Water
  • JWB Prime Steak and Seafood @ Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
  • Latitudes at the Hollywood Beach Marriott
  • Mama Mia’s Italian Ristorante
  • Over The Top Catering
  • Red Chair Catering
  • Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt
  • S & J Catering
  • Sushi Room

Parting gifts are courtesy of: Popcorn Zone and Hialeah Products New Urban Farms.

This event is sponsored by: Nova Southeastern University, GreatHealthWorks, The Rain Law Firm, Hollywood Discount Liquor & Wine, My Perfect Bottle

SUN Credit Union, Hollywood Beach Marriott, Barry University, Boucher Brothers Management Inc., Community Service Foundation of Broward County Robert Giacin Trustee, Calvin Giordano & Associates, Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach

Diplomat Resort & Spa, Event Decorating Academy, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, NV5, Shuham & Shuham , P.A, Tripp Scott Attorneys at Law, Union Institute & University, Veria & Associates Realty, ww.RENTHOLLYWOOD.com, Barry University, Cox Media Group, HITS 97.3, Benchmark Contracting Inc., MR. Restoration, The Pressroom, JetBlue and Union Printing.

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.

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