Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida to host Margarita J'Ville event in honor of former CEO Warren Grymes


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL) will host its Margarita J'Ville fundraiser Sept. 29 at One Ocean Resort & Spa to honor its recently retired CEO, Warren Grymes.

Inspired by Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Margarita J'Ville will feature free flowing margaritas and signature drinks, shopping, island-inspired cuisine, a live band and live/silent auctions. The event starts at 6 p.m., and tickets cost $100 per person.

Global Diamonds will serve as the official Diamond Drop raffle host, offering a diamond jewelry piece with a value of at least $5,000. Committed event sponsors include the Jaguars Foundation and Community First Credit Union.

Grymes retired from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida on June 30 after 13 years of service. In 2004, he created and hosted the Margarita J'Ville fundraiser to financially strengthen and sustain the organization, which was struggling to keep its doors open at the time. The number of program youth being served annually grew from 350 to nearly 1,200 students under Grymes' leadership.

All money raised during Margarita J’Ville will support the youth mentoring programs of BBBSNEFL. One Ocean Resort & Spa is located at 1 Ocean Blvd. in Atlantic Beach. For more information, visit or call (904) 727-9797.