September 16, 2016

 

Celebrity Waiter Award Winners

Sandra Allison received the 2017 Star Celebrity Waiter trophy from Andy Crocker, The Spirit Center Board President, after bringing in more than $13,000 in tips and donations to the 5th Annual Spirit Center Celebrity Dinner. Sandra has received the distinction of being named this year’s Head Waiter for the 6th Annual Celebrity Dinner. In order to retain her title, Sandra will have to compete against more than 35 waiters and win, to keep his coveted trophy.

Michelle Unda is the recipient of the 2017 “Outstanding Waiter” Award. Michelle Unda received this distinction after receiving more than 80 votes at this years 5th Annual Celebrity Dinner. Michelle currently works for NuStar Energy. Michelle Unda has been very active in the Spirit Center for many years. She currently holds a seat on our Advisory board and has made a large contribution to our Marketing Committee.

Mark Hartlaub is the recipient of the 2017 “Slowest Waiter” award. This award is normally given not based on slowness of the waiter, but merely given as a title of endearment and popularity from the good humored guests attending the event. Mark is currently the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M Univeristy – Corpus Christi. Dr. Hartlaub is a long time supporter of the Arts & was gifted his table with the blessing of playing his guitar and singing to entertain his guests.

The Spirit Center will be “serving up the fun” as high profile community celebrities assist us as waiters and entertainers for our upcoming signature fundraiser. The Fifth Annual “Spirit Center Celebrity Dinner” event will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center. The evening will include entertainment, dinner*, music, auctions, photo opportunities, a table decoration contest, awards, and cash bar. We will also be celebrating the upcoming opening of The Spirit Center Youth Facilities in Summer 2017

Serving up the fun!

 

Tom_Becquet

5TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY DINNER
HEAD WAITER
Tom Becquet Jason’s Deli

Tom received the 2016 Star Celebrity Waiter trophy from Andy Crocker, The Spirit Center Board President, after bringing in more than $10,000 in tips and donations to the 4th Annual Spirit Center Celebrity Dinner. Tom has received the distinction of being named Head Waiter for the 5th Annual Celebrity Dinner scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Solomon Ortiz Center. In order to retain his title, Tom will have to compete against more than 35 waiters and win, to keep his coveted trophy.

 

Presenting Sponsor

Silver Tray Sponsors

 

Bronze Tray Sponsor

 

Sisters of the Incarnate Word & Blessed Sacrament

 

Joe & Margot Coco
Ovations
The Snapka Law Firm
Michael Volker
Bobby & Donna Gough

 

 

Outstanding Youth Table Sponsors

Deacon & Mrs. Bob Allen
Diocese of Corpus Christi
Ed Hicks & Family
Port of Corpus Christi

 

Program Sponsor

In Kind Sponsors

Allison Flooring America
Andy & Pat Crocker
Anthony Aveda & Day Spa
Austin Steam Train
Barnes & Noble
Beckey Soto
Blackbeard’s
The Blossom Shop
The Blue Dahlia
Botanical Gardens
Brinca!
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
Caitlin Chupe
Christopher Munro
Cookies by Design
Corpus Christi Country Club
Corpus Christi Hooks
Corpus Christi IceRays
Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History
Diana Contreras
Debbie Vickery
FSG Lighting & Electric
Funtrackers
Gatherings
Good-n-Crisp Chicken
Half Price Books
Harbor Playhouse
Hester’s Cafe
Home Depot #526
Houston Astros
IBC
Jon Basaldu
John Flood
John Olvey
KEDT Public Broadcasting
Mane St.
Mark Ritter
Mary Fodor
Natural Bridge Caverns
Naylor’s Farm & Ranch Supply
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Ocean Treasures
Pat Baird
Phillips Entertainment, Inc.
Planet Sol Hair Salon
The Pooch Pad
Radisson Beach Hotel
Rockin’ “R” River Rides
Sammie Grunwald
San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Spurs
Sang’s Imperial Café
Selda Scott
Snoopy’s Pier
Splashtown
Sugarbakers Bistro – Bakery
Sylvia Basaldu
The Texas Ranger Museum
Texas State Aquarium
Texas Surf Camp
The Witte Museum
The Woodhouse Day Spa
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Yolanda’s Specialty Cakes

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor

2017 Celebrity Waiters

Sandi Allison
Owner, Allison Flooring America
Tom Becquet
Owner, Jason’s Deli
Patricia Benavidez-Dominguez
Dean of Student Outreach and Enrollment Services, Del Mar College
Hugo Berlanga
Former Speaker Pro Team
Laura Leal Estrada
Market Manager for LiftFund
Alex Garcia, Jr.
Real Estate Associate, K&M Premier Real Estate
Rudy Garza, Jr.
Corpus Christi City Council Member, District 5
Chris Grote
City of Corpus Christi Fire Department
Sammie Grunwald
President, Incarnate Word Academy
Bea Hanson
Executive Director, Food Bank of Corpus Christi
Mark Hartlaub
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Samuel Longoria
Vice President, Business Banking Officer, BBVA Compass
Gracie Martinez
Director of Admissions, Del Mar College
Doug McBee
Beach to Bay
Terry Mills
President, NAACP
Ben Molina
Corpus Christi City Council Member, District 2
Robert Montez
Director of Early College Programs, Del Mar College
Sr. Barbara Netek
Incarnate Word Academy
Justice Gregory Perks
13th Court of Appeals
Miles Risley
City Attorney City of Corpus Christi
Mark Roach
Owner, Dealer’s Electric
Clarissa Serna
DJ 92.7
Kathy Snapka
Attorney, Snapka Law Firm
Michelle Unda
NuStar
Commander Guillermo “Willie” Vera
Kingsville Task Force