Orville Susong to be Guest “Beertender” at Heroes United to Heal Veterans Fundraiser Oct. 5
By Steve Wilson // October 3, 2023
BeachFly Brewing in Rockledge October 6
The Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong will be one of four guest “beertenders” at an upcoming fundraiser that will be held Thursday, October 5, starting at 6:00 p.m., at BeachFly Brewing Company, 513 Barton Blvd., Rockledge. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Heroes United to Heal.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong will be one of four guest “beertenders” at an upcoming fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit, Heroes United to Heal.
According to their website, Heroes United to Heal was created for the purpose of “educating veterans, first responders, their leaderships, families and the public regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).” Veteran and first responder suicide prevention is a high priority of Heroes United to Heal.
This unique fundraiser will be held Thursday, October 5, starting at 6 p.m., at BeachFly Brewing Company, 513 Barton Blvd., Rockledge.
Guest bartenders will be representing the Florida Gators and FSU Seminoles. Along with Susong, guest “beertenders” will include Erin Harris, Donna Michaels and Jay Zuhlke. As they bring you your beverage of choice, tips will be encouraged with monies going to Heroes United to Heal.
While you are there, grab a signed book by the local best-selling author, D.A. Michaels.
Will Orville be a Gator bartender or a Seminole bartender? Come out on Thursday night and find out!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Wilson was born in DeRidder, Louisiana and grew up in both New Orleans and Macon, Georgia. He moved to Brevard County in 1984 and retired from local government as the Community Advocate/Assistant to the City Manager with the City of Rockledge in 2018.
Among the awards and accolades Steve has received over the years are 15 + year Rockledge Little League volunteer, Brevard Public School Jefferson Award Recipient, Rockledge High School Raider Booster Award 2001, 2006, City of Rockledge Employee of the Year 2006, Rockledge Kiwanian of the Year 2006-2007, City of Rockledge Quality Public Service Award 2008, 2012, 2017, Rockledge Kiwanis Citizen of the Year 2012-2013, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Sportscasting 2015, Rockledge High School Leadership and Service Award 2016, Central Florida Humanitarian Award 2017, Space Coast Inspiration Award – 2018 and Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement – 2020.
Wilson is especially proud of is chairing two fundraisers in support of pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of Merritt Island resident Julie Spurlock that raised over $25,000.00.
He has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.
The Friday Night Locker Room has awarded hundreds of sports achievement plaques to Brevard County student-athletes over the years. They have also awarded more than $18,000 in academic scholarships to Brevard County high school seniors.