As our community shares Miami’s lavish scenery, it is evident the South Florida cycling culture is evolving. Although there are efforts to improve the quality of cyling locations, safety remains an issue. Chef Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are both personally affected by this rising problem as a dear friend Will Orellana has fallen victim to an unfortunate biking accident.
Will was an amazing athlete who would wake up religiously at 5am to ride his bike over exhausting distances. In the early morning of March 19th, Will kissed Tara; the love of his life who was then 9 months pregnant with their daughter Vayla, and proceeded on his daily routine with his morning ride. Will was struck by a car at an intersection, changing his life as well as his loved ones forever.
In efforts to raise money for hospital fees and other accident related expenses, Jeff McInnis and Janine booth are holding The Strong Will Benefit at their Miami Beach restaurant, The Sarsaparilla Club.
This benefit will include culinary tasting tables by your favorite Miami Chefs including Timon Balloo (Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill & Bocce), Josh Gripper & Adonay Berns Tafur (The Dutch Miami), Phil Bryant (The Local), Eli Jackson (STK), Brian Nasajon (Beaker and Gray), Janine Denetdeel (TALDE), Jason Bamford (Bianca at the Delano), Nicole Votano (DIRT), Cindy Lou (Cindy Lous Cookies), Michael Saperstein (The Rebel House), John Suley (Royal Caribbean), along with a beer garden presented by Wynwood Brewing Co! Warning - There will be ping pong! Cocktails by Davit Ortiz (Republic National Distributing Company) & Robert Ortenzio (Naiyara).
The event will take place from 6-10pm for VIPS and 7-10pm for General Admission. There will be a silent auction for guests to support the cause while bidding on a chance to win exclusive prizes and gifts.
For further information or donations to Will's cause, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.