A Perfect Summer Experience

Nothing says summer like hotdogs, baseball, fireworks, and children squealing with delight. Last night’s Guardian ad Litem night at the Blue Wahoo’s brought all of these together as over 150 volunteers, staff, children, and caregivers converged on the park. Thanks to our fabulous foundation for choosing to pay for this experience for our kiddos. What a priceless memory for them during this time of upheaval. Here a few of the highlights…

Joan Irby, Escambia and Santa Rosa County GAL Recruiter, speaks to the crowd about our program.  © Nino Mendez

Joan Irby, Escambia and Santa Rosa County GAL Recruiter, speaks to the crowd about our program.

© Nino Mendez

One our kiddos, John, chosen to throw the first pitch.   ©Daniel Venn

One our kiddos, John, chosen to throw the first pitch.

©Daniel Venn

Rick, Child Advocate Manager II for Walton and North Okaloosa County along with his wife Yolanda, and Board Director, Nancy McAuliffe, register attendees.

Rick, Child Advocate Manager II for Walton and North Okaloosa County along with his wife Yolanda, and Board Director, Nancy McAuliffe, register attendees.

Staff members Katie and Kasey pose for a pic.

Staff members Katie and Kasey pose for a pic.

A staff’s family member, posing with Kazoo.

A staff’s family member, posing with Kazoo.

Ended the night with a beautiful fireworks display.     ©Nino Mendez

Ended the night with a beautiful fireworks display.

©Nino Mendez