Dancing Stars SJC 2019 Gets Ready

First Coast went to Arthur Murray Studio to see the first dancers to participate in the Dancing Stars of St Johns County 2019. They were all there to find out all that it entails to be a dancer in this event. Lots of positive energy, and they got a sample of the different styles of dance they can choose from for the event. The proceeds of this event is to benefit SACSPA (St Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, Inc) and help it to continue its current serving of hundreds of community members including St Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), THE PLAYERS Championship Unit of St. Augustine, Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida and Coquina Crossing Chorale. Their long term goal is to establish an educational organization where they can provide quality musical education to under-served youth through gifted interns and master instructors.

9th Annual Bratini 2017 is Again A Fun Way to Give

The StAR Council showcased its 9th Annual BRATINI on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Serenata Beach Club, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The annual fundraiser brings awareness to needs of St. Johns County cancer patients and raises funds for services directly given to supporting organizations including ARTBREAKERS and PINK HEALS who serve local residents.

This year StAR Council is expanding its giving to other nonprofit organizations who have supported and partnered with the group in various projects. The ARC of the St. Johns, which is contributing two decorated bras, will also benefit from the event. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and this event heightens awareness for all forms of cancer. Adult male models dance to popular themed songs while modeling the bras as an auctioneer solicits bids for charity. Other activities include a silent auction and grand door prize drawing valued at $1000. 

A Man on a Mission for his Brothers in Arms

First Coast.TV with the help of Daniel Sampiero, went to meet Josh Collins who is paddling about 3500 miles. He is on a mission to help millions of veterans. Josh Collins vision is simple, to accomplish a record setting voyage that is both dangerous and epic as a demonstration of resolve and sacrifice in support of the 24 million plus veterans of this nation.Veteran Voyage 360 represents the longest journey a soldier takes as he or she separates from the military after service in combat, and transitions into civilian life. Regardless of the length of service, whether 4 years or 24 years, returning to normal life can be a difficult struggle, and especially for those suffering from the physical and psychological wounds of war. The past 14 years of sustained combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken its toll on this all volunteer Army, and the biggest indicator of this is the historically high suicide rate throughout the services. The number of soldiers and veterans taking their own lives now accounts for more than 10 times the number of casualties overseas.


Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence Visit St Augustine

Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence visited St Augustine on their way to Washington D. C. from Naples, FL on bicycles. When they get to Washington D.C. they will have travelled more than 1200 miles on those bicycles. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with them and find out a bit more about their cause and journey.

Tasting for a Better Future and Helping Homeless Families

On Friday, December 11th from 5:30-7:30 there will be a Wine Tasting Event to benefit Emergency Services Homeless Coalition (ESHC) in their efforts to get homeless families back on their feet and become self efficient.

The event will be held at Amistad 4225 A1A S. Ste. 10, St Augustine. Taste 5 Fair Trade Wines, great snacks from The Purple Olive and a 10% discount on all purchases!

Tickets are $20 per person. Please call (904) 547-2446 for more information.

Bras and Martinis….What a Lovely Mix


The St. Augustine Regional Council, ARTBREAKERS, and Pink Heals presented their annual Bratini Fundraiser on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Ponte Vedra‘s Serenata Beach Club. A dinner gala was held in which guests could bid on local community men modeling artistically designed bras. A silent auction was also held during the event.

This fundraiser was created in order to increase awareness for cancer patients in the community. All proceeds will benefit the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR), ARTBREAKERS, a local non-profit that provides services for cancer patients, and Pink Heals, an organization that keeps its fundraiser money local.

The event was a lot of fun for a great cause.