The Black Tie Tailgate 2017, Upscale Hoedown Comes To Town
On April 7, 2017 event hosts Jenn and Bob Boughner welcomed over 350 of Windsor’s business and community leaders to the Black Tie Tailgate 2017 held at the WFCU Centre.
This wildly successful event was held as a fundraiser in support of two locally focused charities, the Windsor Spitfires Foundation and the Windsor Essex Care for Kids Foundation (W.E. Care for Kids).
The Black Tie Tailgate is the city’s only upscale hoedown where guests were invited to dress in country chic attire. Those in attendance at the Black Tie Tailgate were treated to live performances by Canadian country music artist Scotty James, the Bull Girls and event headliner Jake Maurer of Nashville. The event also featured a live auction run by Richard Lavin and a silent auction and was emceed by AM800’s Steve Bell.
The Windsor Spitfires Foundation and W.E. Care for Kids extend a heartfelt thank you to title sponsor Cypher Systems Group, major sponsors: Quinn Roofing, WFCU and the Stephanie and Barry Zekelman Foundation, as well as all those who lent their support through sponsorship and ticket sales.
The Windsor Spitfires Foundation goes by the motto “Enhancing Lives, Improving Our Community”, the Windsor Spitfires Foundation has raised and donated $367,490.80 back to local charitable groups and community service agencies around Windsor & Essex County since its inception in 2006. The foundation works closely with a wide range of groups and partners to identify need within our communities, fundraising through charitable events on a year-round basis
Windsor Essex Care For Kids Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of children in Windsor and Essex County through fundraising initiatives. Since 1997, W.E. Care For Kids has raised more than $7.2 million in support of equipment for pediatric programs and services at Leamington District Memorial Hospital, Windsor Regional Hospitals, John McGivney Children’s Centre, the Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association and Ronald McDonald House Windsor.
Photos by Rod Denis – Biz X magazine