Although the Wellington Community Foundation hosted a very successful virtual fundraising event last November during the height of the pandemic, it is now time for the return to in-person festivities. Now in its sixth year, the tradition will continue as the Wellington Community Foundation honors Wellington heroes. “A Salute to Our Heroes” returns to the Wellington National Golf Club on Friday, Nov. 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The foundation’s mission continues to grow and remains the solid steps toward helping their neighbors. With nearly $100,000 earmarked for assistance in the upcoming 2022 budget year, the foundation’s board members have dedicated themselves to raising the much-needed funds. This includes sponsorships, which this year again features the Diamond Sponsorship of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith; Emerald Sponsorship of Tom & Regis Wenham; and Ruby Sponsorship of Wellington Regional Medical Center. Table sponsors also make up a big part of the night, and to date include Seacoast National Bank, Dr. & Mrs. Edward Becker, Mr. & Mrs. Jim Sackett, Palm Beach Urology Associates and Wellington The Magazine/the Town-Crier newspaper.

The Wellington Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to benefiting Wellington residents by supporting and improving their quality of life, particularly for children, seniors and veterans.

WCF Chair Tom Wenham explained that all the necessary protocols have been taken to ensure a safe event for all who attend. He is happy how the event is shaping up to be bigger, better and even more fun than originally thought just a few months ago.

“Our goal is to make sure that everyone feels comfortable,” Wenham said. “With respect for those who wish to wear a mask at this special event, complimentary, event-inspired masks will be provided to all attendees. The choice to wear the mask is yours.”

He reminded potential attendees of the more laid-back nature of the event. “It is cocktails, dinner and a dance. It’s red, white and blue jeans, with the emphasis on jeans,” Wenham said. “It is a casual event. There’s no need to get dressed up. Just choose something red, white and blue, and get ready for a good time.”

Board Member Mickey Smith echoed that sentiment. “This event is just plain, laid-back fun,” he said. “An added bonus is the fact that all the money raised will stay right here in Wellington to help our children, seniors and veterans. It’s truly a win-win situation.”

The Red, White & Blue Jeans event is the one of the most anticipated events on Wellington’s annual calendar. It is a must-attend event for anyone who wants to see Wellington prosper.

Tickets are $100 per person, and table sponsorships are $1,250 and include one table and eight tickets. For additional information, or to charge your tickets by phone, call Tom Wenham at (561) 333-9843 or visit www.wellingtoncommunityfoundation.org.