Now in its ninth year, Pork & Pearls is an event for the entire family. The oyster and pig roast will be bigger and better than ever this year. Held on Daniel Island, the event benefits Windwood Family Services, an organization that has been helping abused and neglected children across South Carolina for more than 30 years.
In addition to all the barbecue and oysters you can eat, this year’s event features music from headliner HoneySmoke, a kid’s area with face painters, jump castles and art projects, and plenty of other surprises in store, as well.
Thanks to donations from companies and community leaders that cover the majority of the costs of Pork & Pearls, 100 percent of ticket sales and other donations go directly to helping the kids at Windwood Farm. The money raised this year will fund a much-needed expansion and renovation. They’ll be adding five more beds to their psychiatric residential treatment facility. “That means we would serve about 12 more boys a year. That’s a 40 percent increase,” says Callie Valderbilt, Windwood’s director of communications.
The treatment facility promotes healing of abused kids through behavioral, educational, and therapeutic interventions. But the children who pass through Windwood get so much more than therapy – they get to be kids, too! Trips to baseball games, nature outings and a 110-acre campus allows for all types of healing, inside and out.
That’s why attending an event like Pork & Pearls is so wonderful. Locals get the chance to have fun, while making a true difference in the lives of children who need support the most. Considering that South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation for the overall well-being of children, Windwood fills a desperate gap in the community.
If you’d like to sponsor part of the event, levels range from $10,000 (Presenting Sponsor), down to $500 (Table Sponsor) and each donation includes various perks like free tickets, swag and promotional placement at the event.
Pork & Pearls will be held on February 24 on the Grand Lawn of Volvo Car Stadium from 3 to 7 p.m. Advance tickets cost $50, but prices will increase to $60 on the day of the event. Admission for children ages 3-5 is $15, and kids under 3 get in free. Pre-sale VI-Pig tickets are $100.
To find out more information about the event or grab your tickets, visit the Windwood Farm website at WindwoodFarm.org to learn more about sponsoring.