Slicker’s Eatery and Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island Host Community Events to Support Ukraine Refugees
While Anna Maria Island and Kyiv, Ukraine may be around 6,000 miles away – Slicker’s Eatery and the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island are bridging the gap to make a direct positive impact in the war-torn country. Through a vow for continued fundraising efforts from the Rotary Club of AMI’s and Cortez fresh restaurant Slicker’s Eatery, they’ve partnered to host a series of local fundraisers. A week of events to culminate with the main event, a Concert for Peace, taking place June 10th at The Center of AMI is open for any and all to enjoy and give. Last year’s event raised over $60,000.
On June 4th, Slicker’s Eatery will host a ‘Painting with a Purpose’ event with Bradenton’s ‘Painting with a Twist’ team coming to teach a painting class with proceeds for Rotary’s Ukraine Relief Fund. Sign-ups are online. On June 7th from 4-7pm, Happy Hour at Slicker’s Eatery with singer Tanya McCormick. All Team Slicker members are donating their tips that night, all are welcome.
The community is invited to attend Campaign for Ukraine’s “Concert for Peace” taking place on June 10th from 4-7 pm at The Center of AMI. The event is free and family-friendly. Some of the area’s greatest local musicians will perform – The Eric Von Band, The Trevor Bystrom Band, and Ukrainian music. Many local businesses will be coming together to serve food, libations, and more. There will be large live auction items and must-see raffles– including vacation stays on Anna Maria Island, fishing charters, gift certificates to our local restaurants and many many more items.
100% of funds raised will go directly to Ukrainians in need – for specific medical supplies, goods and food desperately needed to support refugees in Poland. Slicker’s Eatery owner Bob Slicker, who visited the partners in Poland last year, said “We can’t forget about this war, we have a real opportunity to help people who really need it. We need our community to show them how well we care for each other.”
Photos from Slicker’s Eatery