Art Night at SpringHill Suites Marriott Benefits Boys & Girls Club

This is the ultimate expression of art, community based artists, a large corporation, and a local charity coming together.  The Rickie Report loves it!  The Marriott’s SpringHill Suites on Metrocentre Blvd in West Palm Beach is celebrating “Free Expressions Art Night”  Read more here about the event and the Boys & Girls Club.

SpringHill Suites Mariott

Invites You to

Free Expressions


Wednesday, June 19th

5:30 – 8:00 pm

2437 Metrocentre Blvd

I-95 and 45 Street

West Palm Beach, FL

From glass sculptures to photography, SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotels nationwide embrace creativity of all types this month with Free Expressions Art Night SpringHill Suites, a brand program that celebrates local art and originality. Partnering with individual community based talent, galleries and schools, ArtNight is a platform for artists to showcase their creativity, to the delight of guests and neighbors. “ArtNight takes the guest travel and discovery experience to another level.” Embracing the local art scene allows us to connect with our communities and helps make hotel stays more inspiring.”


  Manager, Joe Dunann and Sales Manager, Becky Reincke told The Rickie Report, “We are proud to be owned and operated by OTO Development! They believe in a Commitment to the Community”!  “Actions taken on a daily basis form a sequence of events that define a company. OTO cares passionately about our team members, customers, and the communities in which we operate. Whether designing environmentally friendly new hotels or helping others in our communities, we intend to be an active participant in efforts to make the world a better place.”  Both Joe and Becky serve on the Board of the local Boys and Girls Club.



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 youth development organization serving the County’s most disadvantaged youth.  The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Ensuring a meaningful education to help every child succeed inAmericahas never been more crucial than it is today.America’s young people are performing poorly in school. Despite decades of reform, the American educational system is struggling to meet the increasing demands placed on it. The 7,500 children served by the Boys & Girls Clubs annually attend, for the most part; the County’s lowest performing schools. The attention they are not receiving in school is multiplied by a lack of supervision at home.



Customers Looking Through Previous Exhibit



Living in single parent or nontraditional family situations, at or near the poverty level, our parents and/or guardians are often left with few if any alternative, but to allow their children to go home alone. Consider, 83 percent of the members at the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County are classified as latchkey children, compounding the alarming rates of academic failure among our area’s children.

Artwork on Display at 2012 Event



Those children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs are given a safe, secure haven where they can be kids, build friendships, receive academic tools that will promote better achievement, and learn life skills that will enable them to successfully transition from childhood to adulthood, despite economic hardship and their community’s environment.


The programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs work.  They provide core programming in six areas that are nationally recognized and outcome-driven, including: education and career development; character and leadership development; sports, fitness and recreation; health and life skills, technology; and cultural arts. Statistically, the majority of  their Club members score higher than their same school peers in reading and math on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, as a direct result of attending the Boys & Girls Clubs.  The guidance shown to Club members help them learn to appreciate the intrinsic feelings of success that come from realizing their potential.



The Rickie Report urges our readers to contact Deb Warzin to see how you can help with this worthwhile organization.  They will be planning fundraisers and if enough artists and artisans contact them, it could have an art theme!  Deb is Vice President of Marketing & Community Outreach. Office:  561.683.3287 ext. 29 or Cell: 561.846.2881 ,  email her: or see their website:



Becky and Joe are looking forward to planning more art-related events in our area. Becky can be reached at:  561-207-3126 or Cell: 561-301-3660 or  .  She and Joe oversee SpringHill Suites By Marriott at 2437 Metrocentre Blvd.  West Palm Beach, FL 33407 and Homewood Suites by Hilton 2455 Metrocentre Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33407



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