Country Band, Southern Barbecue, Wine Auction Featured at Kids in Crisis Spring Fundraiser March 1

Kids in Crisis

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Kids in Crisis

One of New York City’s premeir country bands, CC & the Boys, will perform at the annual Kids In Crisis Spring Fling, the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, on Friday, March 1 at Greenwich Country Club.

The shindig, Spring Fling: Back to our Boots, Commemorating 40 Years also features a wine auction, boot stompin’ entertainment and a unique Southern barbecue menu designed especially for the event by Chef Phil Iannuccilli.

All proceeds raised will help fund the award-winning shelter, counseling and community-based programs provided by Kids In Crisis.

The theme for year’s fundraiser, Back to Our Boots, commemorates 40 years of helping more than 148,000 children and families throughout Fairfield County to confront crisis and have brighter tomorrows.

“This year’s incredible committee chose a theme with a familiar ring, bringing us back to our roots and back to our boots,” said Shari Shapiro, executive director of Kids In Crisis.

“For four decades we have provided a safe harbor for families going through difficult times and this year’s Spring Fling is a celebration of the Kids In Crisis community — the many volunteers, counselors and donors — who have made it possible for us to positively impact the lives of more than 148,000 children.”

To purchase tickets or make a donation to the auction, visit

Kids In Crisis provides emergency shelter, crisis counseling, and community education programs for children of all ages and families facing crisis. Crisis can include domestic violence, mental health concerns, homelessness, substance abuse, economic difficulties, and other critical challenges.

The Kids In Crisis Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, and provides free, confidential phone and face-to-face intervention, counseling, and referrals.

Since its founding in 1978, Kids In Crisis has provided vital 24-hour services to more than 148,000 children and teens, and their families. More information can be found at Providers, educators, community members and family members are encouraged to call the 24-hour helpline for support: 203-661-1911.

The fundraiser is being organized by co-chairs Emily Bajus, Skye Brewer, Karen Hopp and Heather Woodbridge.

The success of Spring Fling relies entirely on the generosity of individuals and businesses within the community. This year’s sponsors include Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, Morgan Stanley, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Antares Capital, Jefferies LLC, Barclays, Warburg Pinus, Bar Taco, and Moffly Media.

For details on additional underwriting, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Beth Jabick at

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