3rd Annual Greenville Roast

Ronald McDonald House 3rd Annual Greenville Roast Presented by Smith Moore Leatherwood to Feature Bob Hughes

Fundraiser Roasts President of Hughes Development

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 30, 2015) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Greenville Roast, presented by Smith Moore Leatherwood, our honorary Roastee will be Mr. Bob Hughes, President of Hughes Development Corporation. The Greenville Roast is the Ronald McDonald House’s annual comedic-fundraiser designed to “roast” community leaders all while raising funds for the House’s mission; providing families with more than a place to stay, it’s a sanctuary that keeps them close to their child, a place they are grateful for but never thought they would need.

The Greenville Roast will be held on Saturday, March 14th at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Greenville. Bob Hughes’ family, friends and colleagues will be on the “Roasting Panel” providing laughs for the entire audience. The Roasters include Merl Code, Ogletree Deakins lawyer and municipal court judge, Hayne Hipp, private investor and former CEO of Liberty Corporation, Cecil Nelson, Nelson Galbreath lawyer, Jackson Hughes, President at Hughes Commercial Properties and Bo Aughtry, President of the Commercial Division at Windsor Aughtry Co. The Emcee will be Bob’s son Robert Hughes. The group of roasters will have the evening to honor with humor and memories the man that has touched their lives and this community.

“The Greenville Roast is an event like no other as guests will be entertained to hear funny stories of great leaders in Greenville,” said Marti Spencer, Executive Director/CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “Bob has been a visionary in shaping our great community and this evening will be all about fun as he allows his friends to roast him for a great cause.”

A cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Hyatt lobby with hors d’oeuvres and the dinner and roast will begin at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.greenvilleroast.eventrbrite.com.

For information sponsorships, please contact Kate Venuto, Director of Development and Marketing, at (864) 235-1984 or [email protected]

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2015 Greenville Roast

GREENVILLE ROAST, Featuring Bob Hughes

2015 RoasteeGreenville Developer Bob Hughes can run, but he can’t hide from our third annual Roast! Come join us for a night of fun and laughter, all at the expense of one of the biggest names in Greenville.

President of Hughes Development Corporation, Bob Hughes is associated with almost every building in the ever-changing Greenville skyline. His latest projects include Project One, the expansion of RiverPlace, and the Next building.

A leader in our Greenville community, Hughes is a senior advisor for the Liberty Fellowship, a chairman of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, board trustee of University Center, board member of Greenville County Schools Foundation, and a member of the South Carolina Bar Association.

Hughes’s great achievements and community involvement will be put aside for one night, all for a great cause. Hughes will be on the receiving end of jokes, jabs, and barbs from his close friends and colleagues.

The panel of roasters include lawyer, municipal court judge, and former professional football player Merl Code, along with private investor and former CEO of Liberty Corporation, Hayne Hipp, and 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Real Estate Litigation by Best Lawyers in America, Cecil Nelson.

Hughes’s son, Robert, who also works for Hughes Development Corporation will be able to get a few jokes in as well, as the Emcee for the evening.

Join some of the biggest names in Greenville on Saturday March 14, 2015 for a few laughs for a great cause—all proceeds go to helping families in need at the Ronald McDonald House.

Start the night off with a cocktail hour from 6-7, and then enjoy dinner and the roast from 7-8:30.

*For ticket and sponsorship information, follow this link: greenvilleroast.eventbrite.com

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