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Danto Builders BIG BAD BBQ Event Benefiting Special Olympics

  • Danto Builders 5601 Powerline Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 (map)

Join us for the Danto Builders / Florida Design & Construction Professionals 4th Annual Big Bad BBQ on Oct. 17th, benefiting Special Olympics. Enjoy BBQ and fixins' / drinks, live music, art, auctions and more.

This year we are planning for more Big Bad BBQs and special guest BBQers who will compete for the People's Choice Award. Come hungry.

Last year, over 400 design, construction, property managers, real estate, restaurant, etc. professionals and business owners attended this networking event and helped raise over $25,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Florida - Broward County.

Purchase tickets by Oct. 10th and receive a Seminole Casino $100 Play Card and $150 gift card (dining or brunch) to NYY at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek and a $10 Arcade card from Xtreme Action Park -- a $260 value! Ticket purchases / donations are tax deductible and non-refundable. Gift Cards are limited to the first 600 pre-registrants and one per person. Registrants must attend the event to receive the Gift Cards.

But wait, there's more ....

  • Miami-native guitarist and vocalist, Jimi Magnole, who is known for playing with K.C. and the Sunshine Band, will be playing for us this year. 
  • Niki Paint Studios / Therapeutic Mobile Artist! Is the feature for this year's Live Art.

And if that's not enough ....

  • Buddha Brewery is supporting our event and bringing their beer truck. 
  • Sea Watch will be welcoming attendees with a champagne toast. 
  • Oak & Cane is also going to serve special rum drinks 
  • Village Grille / Village Pump is donating the wine
  • Hoffman's Chocolates is bringing their Sweet Ride ice cream truck
  • Coccadotts Cake Shop is serving 800 mini desserts

And finally ....

Auction items have been donated from top hotels and restaurants, like Pelican Grand, Sonesta, Riverside, Beachcomber, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt House / Naples, Oceans 234, Sky Thai Sushi, Tee-Jay Thai Sushi, Tower Club, and Grille 401, as well as other great businesses, including Spirit Airlines, Lifestream Spa & Boutique, Sweeter Days Bake Shop, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Barbers & Beer, Living Green, Whole Foods, Runner’s Depot, Gym Guyz, Commercial Real Estate Partners, Broadcast Systems, ManCave Cigar Lounge, and Frame ‘n Art.

If you would like to be a sponsor or make a donation for the silent or live auction, please contact Debbie Danto at or (954) 229-2006.

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When: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Casual dress is encouraged - shorts and t-shirts
Where: 5601 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Parking: On street

Preregister now: 

$25 for FLDCP members, $35 for non-members, $45 at the door.


PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT: 5601 Powerline Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309. This is Danto Builders new office location.

And, if you would like to host an FLDCP after hours social and networking event, please contact Marge Engstrom at Hosting an event is a great way to showcase your business to industry professionals.