Tom and Debbie Shapiro were the honorees at the annual event Nov. 23.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County figures Tom and Debbie Shapiro were honored for close to two decades of work during the Champions for Children gala Nov. 23.
Club members welcomed more than 300 guests into the Lee Wetherington Center's outdoor pool area, where they enjoyed a cocktail hour complete with light bites and drinks. There were also guests inside the center checking out silent auction items and taking posing for pictures at the photo booth. Club members also performed music for guests as they stepped out of their vehicles.
Guests eventually relocated into the transformed gym area, where they watched a video from Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County president Bill Sadlo and heard words from Board Chair Lee DeLieto and emcee Leonela Tase Sueiro.