Boca Raton, FL – The holiday season began with a sparkle of light and hope at the third annual Hope Bash Boca last November, when Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus supporters raised money to provide nurturing homes for the state’s foster youth. As a highlight of the gala, Arthur Adler, chairman of the Boca West Charitable Foundation, was honored with the Jay DiPietro “Hero of Hope” award for his tremendous support of children in need. Proceeds from the gala fundraiser benefit the programs and operations of Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus, an expansion of the Palm Beach Gardens-based Place of Hope. With campuses in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Hobe Sound, Port St. Lucie and Boca Raton, Place of Hope is a faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization that provides family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; adoption and foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. Upcoming events, benefiting Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus, include: • Feb. 6: Men’s All-Star Dinner and Auction, hosted by XPE Sports Academy, 1580 NW First Court in Boca Raton; • Feb. 7, noon: Super Bowl Sunday Family BBQ, sponsored by XPE Sports Academy, at the Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus • April 21, 11 a.m.: 3rd Annual Garden Party Angel Moms Brunch and Benefit at the Boynton Woman’s Club, 1010 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach For more information, call 561-483-0962 or visit www.placeofhoperinker.org.