‘Mallets and Martinis’ benefits former foster children


March 17, 2017

Enjoy an evening filled with drinks and croquet as Vita Nova hosts its inaugural “Mallets and Martinis.”

The evening will run from 6 to 10 p.m. April 1 at National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. It will include culinary delights, beverages, auction items and action-packed crochet.

The event will raise funds for the residents of Vita Nova Village in West Palm Beach.

“‘Mallets and Martinis’ is going to be such an exciting event for a very worthy cause,” said Shannon Favole, co-chair. “All proceeds go directly to Vita Nova’s programs and services that help teens leaving foster care find safe places to live, succeed in school and obtain their first jobs.”

Each year approximately 26,000 young adults “age out” of foster care in the United States. Four years after aging out, 60 percent have been homeless, less than half have graduated from high school and more than 80 percent are unable to support themselves. That is where Vita Nova steps in with its programs and services.

Other “Mallets and Martinis” co-chairs are John Favole, and Sandy and Jose Coto.

The cost to attend is $125. A VIP table for 10 is $2,000.

For more information, visit www.malletsandmartinis.com.

Copyright © 2017, Sun Sentinel