Baby Gator “Building the Love” fundraiser is Feb. 13
On Thursday, Feb. 13, UF First Lady Chris Machen and Danette Good, wife of College of Medicine Dean Mike Good, will once again host the annual Building the Love event benefitting Baby Gator Child Development and Research Centers. The event, to be held at the UF President’s House from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., will feature an evening of fine food and wine as well as live and silent auctions. UF soccer coach Becky Burleigh will serve as master of ceremonies and auctioneer.
Last year’s event raised more than $21,000 for the development of natural playgrounds at the Baby Gator centers. This year’s goal is to raise $30,000 to complete the transformation of concrete and plastic play areas to green spaces with outdoor classrooms, sandboxes, vegetables gardens, treehouses and water play areas.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at the event website. This year, childcare for children six weeks to ten years of age will be available at the Baby Gator at Lake Alice center during the event. Reservations for childcare can also be completed through the Baby Gator website.