[ORLANDO, FLORIDA]–February 4th, 2016 celebrated the inaugural event of The Victory Cup Initiative in Winter Park. Ten Florida nonprofits took to the stage in a storytelling competition and were tasked to share their message in less than three minutes to an audience of hundreds of Central Florida business and nonprofit leaders. The audience then voted on first, second and third place prizes. The breakfast event, emceed by Orlando Sentinel’s own Scott Maxwell, awarded Kids House of Seminole with a first place grant of $20,000; second place went to The Faine House with a $10,000 grant; and third place was awarded to City Year Orlando for $5,000. The remaining 7 nonprofits walked away with a $1,000 participation grant.
The aim of the Victory Cup as the “ultimate goodwill event” is to raise awareness and celebrate the tremendous work being performed in the Central Florida nonprofit sector every day. This work is what moved the competition’s founder Ashley Vann (Vann Strategies) to provide this platform to amplify the impact and successes that make our community a better place to live.
Kids House Children’s Advocacy Center, located in Seminole County, is a safe, child-friendly environment where child victims of abuse and neglect find the services they need to begin their path toward hope and healing. Since opening its doors in 1999, over 20,000 children have received a coordinated forensic services, medical care, advocacy and mental health treatment.
Kids House plans to use these funds to bolster their child prevention efforts as they ramp up for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Together, we can work to ensure that every child grows up in a safe, nurturing environment, free from abuse and neglect. For more information about Kids House and child abuse prevention visit our website at www.kidshouse.org