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2023-2024 Children First Events

Children First is excited to announce our upcoming events and sponsor opportunities! As you scroll, you will find all the wonderful details of each of our signature events, including the benefits you will receive as sponsor. Thank you for your continued commitment to helping provide what every child and family deserves – access to the services they need to thrive and opportunities for success!

Your Impact

For parents like Kenny and Maria, as well as their families, your sponsorship provides opportunities for success. Listen to their stories and learn how your impact makes their futures brighter than ever before!

Our Upcoming Fundraising Events

For more information on sponsorships please call Linda Bair, Philanthropy Engagement Officer, at 941-953-3877 ext. 1126 or email events@childrenfirst.net.

  • Children First's Fairytale Ball, Majesty under the moonlight graphic showing the moon, stars, and two swans meeting face to face forming a heart in the middle

    Fairytale Ball

    Saturday, April 6, 2024

    Michael’s on East Ballroom

    On the darkest nights, the brightest stars shine. Experience the ultimate journey of triumph and transformation at our 24th Annual…

    Fairytale Ball Event Details
  • Children First's Flip Flops & Fashion logo with various beach-themed illustrations like a floral dress, a seashell, a purse, a clam, a flip flop, a glass with an umbrella, a hat, glasses, a flower, and a silhouette of a young boy and girl holding hands

    Flip Flops & Fashion

    Wednesday, October 30, 2024

    Sharky’s on the Pier, Venice, FL

    Celebrate by the sea with a fabulous day of sun, fun, and fashion! Feel the sand beneath your toes as…

    Flip Flops & Fashion Event Details
  • Children First's Rockin' Lobster Logo. There's an illustration of a lobster

    Rockin’ Lobster

    Saturday, November 2, 2024

    Sharky’s on the Pier, Venice, FL

    Are you ready for a rockin’ good time? Enjoy the easy, breezy atmosphere at our Rockin’ Lobster Beach Party as…

    Rockin’ Lobster Event Details
  • Out of This World Galaxy Awards 2023 logo with a rocket illustration in front of a world graphic

    Galaxy Awards

    Thursday, May 16, 2024

    Our Galaxy Awards are an annual celebration of the outstanding achievements of our parents and caregivers….

    Galaxy Awards Event Details