Branson, Missouri (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
Pat Joyce knew he wanted to attend this year's Thanksgiving Gala fund raiser to support the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks, one of his favorite charities.
Joyce, president and CEO of Branson's Summerwinds Resort Services LLC., hit a grand slam for the organization when he submitted the high bid for an impromptu auction of a fantastic prize - a chance to watch a New York Yankees game with former Mayor Rudy Guiliani in his private box.
Joyce's generous bid put the Boys & Girls Club over the group's $200,000 goal, and will allow the organization to continue to provide urgently needed services to more than 1,100 local children in the coming year.
Guiliani was the keynote speaker at the Nov. 10 gala, which drew more than 600 people to the Branson Convention Center.
Billy Rader, the club's executive director, was visibly moved by the outcome of the fundraiser. "Thanks to your generosity, local parents have a safe place for their kids to go," he told the crowd. "The work we do matters for the kids here."
Summerwinds Resorts Services, LLC operates and sells boutique themed resorts in Branson, Missouri and Genoa/Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Summerwinds Resorts has created the successful Stormy Point village at Table Rock Lake and is now reviving the historical charm and personality in 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Stormy Point Village is a Cape Cod; New England styled property with upscale services and amenities. 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa harkens back to the Pony Express days, as a rustic mining town with charming cabins and a historical themed clubhouse, nestled between native wetlands famous for its Bald Eagle sightings and the foothills of the Sierra Mountain Range. Summer Winds team consists of over 400 employees working in five states with a common goal: service to the customer.