Tips for Kids Sake campaign returning to Bogey Grille Feb 6, 20


The 23rd Annual Tips for Kids Sake campaign benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County will take place at Bogey Grille Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 5-8 p.m.

The events will provide an opportunity for patrons to enjoy a good dinner, be entertained and support a good cause. “Celebrity waiters” will wait on tables and collect tips as donations to the nonprofit organization. The local “celebrities” will be recruiting their family, friends and colleagues to come and sit in their section during the dinner event. “Celebrity waiters” are also encouraged to dress in a costume for this year’s theme, “Elementary School Days.”

“Tips is always such a fun time,” said Teresa Andrews, development director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County. “Folks coming to the event not only eat a great meal, they have a great time watching their ‘celebrity waiter’ serve them and have fun giving them a hard time.”

            This year, the “celebrity waiters” at Bogey Grille include:

·         The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach on Feb. 6 – Mark Farrell, Kelly Barrera, Richard Hana, Lee Lockett, Marc Ressler and David Dunlap.

·         MasterCraft Builders Group on Feb. 20 – Chris Shee, Trisha Sikes, Becky Ecklof, Denns McMott, Brad Shee and Jen Pledger.

“We are really thankful for the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach – they have enthusiastically supported Tips for many years,” said Andrews. “We are also appreciative to MasterCraft Builders Group for partnering with Tips this year. For many of our ‘celebrity waiters,’ this is out of their comfort zone, yet they participate in order to help more kids in our community.” 

Reservations are strongly encouraged for those folks who would like to attend Tips for Kids Sake. Interested parties can contact Bogey Grille at (904) 285-5524.

Tips for Kids Sake will also be taking place at 22 other restaurants around St. Johns County. For more information on other participating restaurants or the available mentoring programs, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at (904) 829-9986 or visit