National Margarita Day Bash Scores Big Donation for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The local business community, with the help of hundreds of Cape Codders, turned National Margarita Day into a  BIG win for the Cape Cod Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters!

On Thursday, February 22, the community raised $4,000 for the non-profit organization during the National Margarita Day celebration at GUAPO’s  Orleans.  Nauset Disposal, Cape Cod Broadcasting and Bayside Tent co-hosted the fundraiser, helping reach the 4K tally.

The annual fundraiser featured a festive party where revelers enjoyed a heated tent, margarita samples, food stations and a boomerang photo booth in exchange for a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Additional funds were raised through the annual Blizzard Barrel giveaway.  Party goers purchased chances to win the 95-gallon Nauset Disposal barrel, which was filled with products, gift cards, sports tickets and more donated by local businesses….a total of more than $2,000 in prizes!  More than 40 local businesses contributed to the prize.  The lucky Blizzard Barrel winner was Maryellen Kumiega of Brewster. 

“It’s fantastic to see so many businesses and local residents rallying for a great cause,” said Kyle Parker, Owner of GUAPO’s.  “On behalf of all of us at GUAPO’s, we’d like to thank everyone who contributed prizes to the barrel, purchased a chance, or came out to the party to support the initiative.  Collectively, we really can make a difference!”

The evening also included an opportunity for party-goers to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and the work they do on the Cape.  Currently, the organization has 80 littles awaiting mentors.  They are particularly in need of male mentors.

“We are so grateful for Guapo’s, Nauset Disposal, CCBM, Bayside Tent and the many other businesses who donated to make this night a huge success!”, said JR Mell, Regional Director for BBBSCCI. “This event raised much needed funding to support our mission and was the perfect venue to kick off our “30 Guys in 30 Days” campaign. In one night we were able to sign up 4 male volunteers who stepped up to make a difference in the life of a child right here on the Cape!”

The National Margarita Day party is part of GUAPO’s long-standing “GUAPO’s GIVES” initiative, through which they raise thousands of dollars annually for local non-profit groups.  GUAPO’s is located at 136 Route 6A (Staples Plaza) in Orleans with a second seasonal location in Brewster. For more information, visit or call 508-255-3338.