Victory Living Programs’ 7th Annual “Cheeseburger in Paradise” Event

Raises Approximately $22,000 for Individuals with Disabities

The 7th annual “Cheeseburger in Paradise” event on February 25, 2017 brought together 176 people in support of Victory Living Programs and all that they do to help individuals with disabilities live, work and play more independently.

Dressed in their best Key West style attire, event guests enjoyed a night of mouthwatering burgers, dancing, drinks, silent and live auctions at the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Country Club.

Planned by the AngeLs for Victory, the 7th annual “Cheeseburger in Paradise” event raised approximately $22,000 in support of Victory Living’s wide variety of supported living, employment and social and recreational activities and programs.

“Cheeseburger in Paradise has become one of our staple, most highly anticipated events of the year,” said Bobbi Wigand, Executive Director of Victory Living Programs. “This year was no different, it was truly a night to remember. We would like to thank everyone for their support, especially our generous sponsors.”
Victory Living Programs would like to thank the following event sponsors for their support:

Paradise Sponsors: Ray & Evelyn Buhs, Intercoastal Insurance Inc.  (Cindy Dropeski), Marvin and Sandra Rubin

Margarita Sponsors: Broward Impact Window & Door, Steve & Debbie Day, David and Carol Eichs, Paul Flock, Jacqueline Marshall

Parrothead Sponsors: Eugene and Doreen Broder, Jim and Jane Comerford, Barbara R. Doutre, Maureen Fengler, Michael and Erin Gennett, Richard Geronemus, Adina Harris, Richard and Sandra Hubiak, Michael and Jan Joyce, Gerald Morris, Marion & Pat Mosley, Thomas Purdy, Tricia Saad, Joseph and Gail Santarlasci,  Lisa Elkin Schwartz, Ron & Gloria Schwartz | Michael & Jean Smith, John and Sharon Tenaglia, David and Annette Yarborough

Live Auction Donors: Rod & Michelle Poole, Fred & Debbie Baldwin, The FloridaMarlins, BlueGreen Vacations, Winterfest, Broward County Sheriff’s Department

Victory Living Programs has been helping individuals with  disabilities in Broward County live, work and play independently for more than 40 years. For information about the programs and initiatives offered by Victory Living Programs, visit

About Victory Living Programs

For the past four decades, Victory Living Programs has created supportive environments for thousands of people with disabilities. Based in warm, beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Victory Living Programs offers a premier supported living program that places clients in their own individual, luxurious apartments. In addition, Victory Living Programs also offers an extensive array of programming to assist clients with securing and maintaining employment, learning new skills, volunteering in the community and socializing with their peers — all of which make it possible to infuse independence and transform the lives of people with disabilities. To learn more, visit