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GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute Partners with Local Business, Ellie’s 50’s Diner to Transport Event Guests Back to the 50's for a Night of Fun and Fundraising


“Happy Days” are here again and so is Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe. On May 3rd 6:30 pm, GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization will host an after work party at Ellie's 50’s Diner in Delray Beach, Florida, that takes guest back in time to experience the 50's. The GBDCEI After work Party for a Cause will take guests back to the glory days of sock hops, hula hoops and ice cream floats for a night of fun in support of a great cause.

Delray Beach, FL, May 03, 2016 --(PR.com)-- “Happy Days” are here again and so is Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe. On May 3rd 6:30 pm GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization will host an after work party at Ellie's 50’s Diner in Delray Beach, Florida, that takes guests back in time to experience the 50's. Whether revisiting or experiencing the 50’s for the first time, the GBDCEI After Work Party for a Cause will take guests back to the glory days of sock hops, hula hoops, and ice cream floats for a night of fun in support of a great cause.

For the first time GBDCEI will participate in the community giving event the Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, a 24 hour online fundraising event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits. “We wanted to provide supporters with an unforgettable experience as a thank you for their support,” said Annette Gray, President and Founder of the nonprofit organization. Gray continued, “We are extremely grateful that the United Way of Palm Beach County and the Community Foundation of the Palm Beach and Marin Counties created this platform that allows the smaller no-profit organizations in the county to maximize and leverage their fundraising efforts.”

The Great Give is a community-wide event that is specific to Palm Beach & Martin Counties. It's a branded day of giving (similar to Giving Tuesday, which comes after Black Friday and Cyber Monday). The concept is based on the premise that "many hands make light work." Similarly, many donors can make a huge impact/contribution together. It's a celebration of our community and how we can all come together to contribute to improving the quality of life for many diverse groups of people in the community.

Highlights of the event on May 3rd includes: food, cash bar, music, raffles, prize, celebrity bartenders and a national A Tweet Up. A $20 donation will give guests access to a dinner buffet and one free drink. Donations will help GBDCEI a 501c 3 to:

· Provide prizes for the 2016 Young Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition
· Get the Mobile Classroom and Career Center on the road (M.E.L.T.) Mobile
· Entrepreneurship Leadership Training Unit)
· Increase the frequency of which the Kid-preneur Leadership Academy is offered each year.

The Battle of the Sexes Celebrity Bar tending Contest, pits Eddie Brill, Dwight Stephenson & Joe Raineri against the Palm Beach Makos Cheerleaders to see which team can raise the most for the charity. The Hula Hoop contest is also a hot ticket of the night. Social media challenges have created a buzz around this event and the battle for the 2016 hula hoop champion will be settled.

The event will be held on May 3rd at Ellie’s 50’s Diner Flamingo Room, located at 2410 N Federal Highway Delray Beach FL 33483. Guests are asked to park and access the building through the Flamingo Room entrance in rear of the building.

For More Information about the event contact the GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute by calling 561-894-4510 or send an e-mail to info@gbdcei.com. Anyone interested in attending the event can RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-work-party-with-a-purpose-gbdcei-great-give-2016-tickets-25002352710

Supporters who are unable to attend can participate by making an online donation before midnight on May 3rd by using the following link: https://greatgiveflorida.org/npo/gbdc-entrepreneurship-institute

About the Celebrity Bartenders
Eddie Brill is comedian, writer, & actor previously the warm-up comedian & comedy talent coordinator of Late Show with David Letterman.

Dwight Stephenson is a former Miami Dolphins player from 1980 until 1987 and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 1998. He is the owner of D Stephenson Construction.

Joe Raineri is a former Morning Radio Personality at WRMF 97.9 and a current morning Host at WWEN 640 Sports.

Palm Beach Makos Cheerleaders cheers for the Minor League Football team The Palm Beach Makos. The Squad was formed to cheer the the Semi Pro Team the Palm Beach Makos in 2009 and has become a leading team in the area of semi pro cheerleaders.

About GBDCEI Entrepreneurship Institute:
GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute is a non-profit organization, whose mission is the development of social entrepreneurs through training, business coaching and technical assistance. Emphasis is placed on young entrepreneurs; to aid in the reduction of school dropout rates and the increase in employ-ability skills and job creation.
Contact Information
GBDC Entrepreneurship Institute
Annette Gray
561-894-4510
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gbdcei.com

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