If you missed the free Casey Weston concert at Tacos & Tequila Cantina on September 13th, you missed an incredible show!
Foodie Naples and Tacos & Tequila Cantina partnered together to bring performing star Casey Weston to Southwest Florida for an exceptional event. Weston, who wowed millions with her performance on NBC’s The Voice, packed the venue to compliment a great evening of fun, food and fundraising!
Saturday’s event was not only a fantastic concert, but also a fundraising event to benefit an anti-bullying campaign for Collier County kids, Every Step of the Way, while raising awareness about this major concern in schools locally and across the nation.
Bullying happens everywhere and can lead to serious self-esteem issues and emotional scarring. According to reports by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS), one in three U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. The National Crime Victimization Survey of the 2011 school year found that 27.8% of students (ages12-18) reported being bullied at school, while 9% reported being cyber-bullied anywhere (NCES, 2013).
“By increasing awareness about bullying in our schools, we can impact the lives of hundreds of children in Collier County,” stated Justine Stoddard Andollo, organizer of the upcoming anti-bullying conference Every Step of the Way. “Even school-based bullying prevention programs can decrease bullying by up to 25%.”
In addition to auctioning off two VIP tables (which got the royal T&T treatment, including their bottle of tequila and meal included), the evening featured an onsite raffle with lots of items donated by local businesses. It was a huge success and without all of you, it would never have been possible.
- KC American Bistro
- Pure Naples
- Grouper & Chips
- Parmesan Pete’s
- Lulu B’s Grill
- Impact Martial Arts
- Addicted to Fitness
- Maria’s at Mia Bella Secret Salon
- Iberia Bank
- Zizi’s at Bellasera Hotel
- Jamie Cakes of Naples
We hope everyone who came out had as much fun as we did and had a chance to enjoy the delicious tacos at Tacos & Tequila. And thank you to everyone who came out as well as all of your generous donations!! The evening was a great success and we look forward to seeing you all at the next fun Foodie Naples event!