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Appetizers at the Blue Party hosted at the Seahorse Fashion Restaurant and Bar

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The Seahorse Fashion Cuisine Celebrates Its First Season With The Blue Party Benefiting JustWorld International

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: JustWorld International
Release Date: 2013-03-28

Wellington, FL - March 28, 2013 - JustWorld International has had an amazing start to the 2013-year, and it was through the generosity and support of people such as Juan Gando that their success was possible. Owner of Oli's, The Grille and The Seahorse Fashion Cuisine Restaurants, Gando has gone above and beyond to support the non-profit organization in their tenth year. On Thursday, March 21, 2013, The Seahorse Fashion Cuisine Blue Party welcomed a select number of invited guests to the Seahorse Fashion Cuisine Restaurant in Wellington, FL, with a portion of the proceeds from the evening benefiting JustWorld International's project sites in developing countries.

JustWorld tugs at the heartstrings for Gando, reminding him of the poverty and corruption that still exists in his home country. Originally from South America, the successful business owner has made leaps and bounds to support JustWorld through several sponsorships, as well as taking the extra step to plan the Seahorse Fashion Cuisine Blue Party.  


"I provided the alcohol for the JustWorld International Gala in January, and after learning about the cause, my involvement only continued from that first sponsorship. When you sponsor an organization like this, you are able to give something and receive a lot from the people who support the organization and understand the cause. The Blue Party was filled with friends and JustWorld International supporters-we knew everybody. The idea was to help people in impoverished countries, and bring people together for an evening. It was a definite success, and it was a lot of fun at the same time."


After guests were refreshed with bottomless Veuve Cliquot and cocktails provided by Tito's Vodka, they were able to enjoy each other's company with passed hors d'oeuvres and a gourmet seafood buffet catered by the Seahorse Fashion Cuisine.  


Founder of JustWorld International Jessica Newman presented Juan Gando with an award to recognize his tremendous support of JustWorld International throughout the season.

Jessica Newman and Juan Gando

"Although I personally do not ride horses, I do feed many of the equestrians, and JustWorld International was something that I heard of often in my restaurants," Gando elaborated. "The reason I got into it was because I had investigated JustWorld. I am from South America, and I see all of these problems over here, and I know Jessica is really on top of these problems. All of the money raised goes to all of these people directly. When you know the organizers personally, and you are able to donate and know that the money is going directly to the cause they are promoting, you know the proceeds benefit the people who really need it-it makes these problems real. I want to stay involved for as long as possible and see it continue to grow and expand."


The night would not have been possible without the support of sponsors such as Juan Gando and The Seahorse Fashion Cuisine who hosted and catered the Blue Party. The Official Champagne sponsor for the evening was Veuve Cliquot, and Tito's Vodka, the Official Vodka Sponsor for the Blue Party, generously provided cocktails.

Sumptuous Hors d'Oeuvres at The Seahorse Fashion Cuisine Blue Party

Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization, which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala.  There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld's projects have raised in excess of $6 million to date.  For more information on JustWorld, please visit




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