Celebrity bartenders raise money for Q-Center for LGBTQ youth

The Q-Center at ACR-Health received a financial boost Wednesday evening at its annual ‘Celebrity Bartender’ fund raising event.

Posted: Mar 27, 2019 11:54 PM
Updated: Mar 28, 2019 9:16 AM

UTICA, N.Y. – The Q-Center at ACR-Health received a financial boost Wednesday evening at its annual ‘Celebrity Bartender’ fund raising event.

Nearly 250 people attended the event inside the Shade Bar & Grill at Delta Hotel-Marriott in Utica. The money raised will help fund the Q-Center - a safe place for local LGBTQ youth.

"We all know the LGBTQ community is more susceptible,” volunteer Derek Clark said. “They have a higher dropout rate. They have less interaction with their families in some cases. So our job at the Q-Center is bring all of that together and create an environment that's a safe haven for them so they can prosper."

Clark said a few anonymous donors came forward offering to match total tips collected.

Beside the beverages, attendees could take part in a 50/50 raffle and bid on Comets game tickets, tickets to the Sound of Music – just to name a few.

If you would like more information on the Q-Center at ACR Health visit their website.

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