SoDel Cares fundraiser to pay tribute to the late Matt Haley Nov. 17

November 15, 2017

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, will hold its third annual fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, at Fish On in the Villages of Five Points, Lewes. The event, which raises funds for the nonprofit foundation, pays tribute to the late Matt Haley, SoDel Concepts founder, who received the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2014.

"We started this fundraiser to continue and to honor Matt's legacy," said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, which has nine restaurants along the coast, as well as The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro and Plate Catering. "It's become a community celebration for our employees, our customers, our vendors and our neighbors."

SoDel Cares' primary mission is to support and strengthen the community in which SoDel Concepts does business. The hospitality group's coastal restaurants extend from Lewes to Fenwick Island.

Over the years, the nonprofit has made contributions to organizations that help children, at-risk youth and adults, and the elderly. Beneficiaries have included the Rehoboth Beach Boys & Girls Club, The Freeman Stage at Bayside, the Harry K Foundation and Pathways to Success.

The fundraiser will feature live music, and silent and live auctions. In the past, auction items have included a motorcycle, and dinners for up to 20 people. "We receive so much support from local businesses," Kammerer said. "The bidding should be fast and furious this year – we have some amazing items."

SoDel Cares suggests a donation of $25 at the door. For more information, call Fish On at 302-645-9790.

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