Tailgate Season Kicks-Off With Arthur’s Jam Fundraiser Oct. 5

Event chairs Kimberly and Jason Sundook are Wellington residents.

It may not be March Madness, game seven of the World Series, the Stanley Cup finals or the latest rival college competition — but the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is going into overtime when it comes to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is drawing the gameday plays for the 22nd annual Arthur’s Jam on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington.

The tailgate themed event will include music by DJ Roy Price, an open bar, a catered tailgate, dancing and live and silent auctions.

The evening will also include an entertaining halftime show including cheerleaders, dancers and numerous surprises, including Matt Stone, a Wellington-based teenage Elvis Presley impersonator.

The event committee, all Wellington residents, include Kimberly Sundook (chair), Vicki Gallagher, Kim Jenard and Shelly Power. Sponsors include ESPN West Palm and Alpha Media.

Arthur’s Jam started in 1996 after the death of Arthur Weiss, the son of the founder of the CFF Palm Beach Chapter, Mary Weiss.

Arthur passed away at the age of 36 from CF, and his friends created this event in his honor.

To purchase tickets at $200 per person or for sponsorship information, visit https://arthursjam2018.eventscff.org.

For general information, contact Colette Beland, development director, at (561) 683-9965 or cbeland@cff.org.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatments, and ensuring access to high quality, specialized care.

When the foundation was established in 1955, most children with CF did not live past elementary school. Due in large part to the foundation’s aggressive investments in innovative research and comprehensive care, today, many people with cystic fibrosis are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. For more info., visit www.cff.org.