Pinion, Inc. Holds Second Annual
Hawaiian Luau to Benefit Special Olympics Broward County

Pinion Inc. held its second annual Hawaiian Luau, “Pinion Goes BACK to Hawaii, Hilton Style” on August 22, 2014 at the gorgeous Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. The glamorous evening raised funds for Special Olympics Broward County and featured cocktails, food and entertainment, poolside at the oceanfront resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Revelers danced under the stars, gazed at the ocean vista and enjoyed tropical cocktails and a traditional Hawaiian kalua pig and mahi-mahi roast created by Hilton’s Chef Rafael Velazquez and his team. The famous Mai-Kai Polynesian dancers performed an exciting hula, fire and knife show while the gorgeous mermaids Kami’lani and Kikakapu of MeduSirena’s Aquaticats swam in the pool. Throughout the evening, guests danced to the fabulous spinning tunes of renowned DJ Zeus, and the Mai-Kai created and sold beautiful hand-made fresh flower leis on-site, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Special Olympics. The event culminated in a silent and live auction featuring fabulous prizes donated by local and national businesses as well as Pinion board members. Sponsors of the event included Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, Mai-Kai, Freshpoint, The Roy F. Johns Family Foundation, RK Ocean Gear, Aquaticats Mermaids, and Capitol Services, Inc. Pinion’s 2014-15 major sponsors include Broward Health, Broward Health, I. Lorraine Thomas, Fresh Point and The event was chaired by Pinion board members Valerie Peru, Jill Pearson and Alice Harry, and the auction was chaired by John Kerr and Sandy Clobus.

The event raised over $10,000 for Special Olympics Broward County to help its very special athletes’ dreams come true.
About Pinion, Inc
Pinion, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that conducts charitable drives and social events within its local community to raise funds for Special Olympics of Broward County. Pinion, Inc. was founded in 1991 and has grown into an organization whose membership comprises a cross-section of South Florida