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Sipping for a Cause: Jim Keaty Judges at Maddie’s Fighting Spirits Fundraiser

At this year’s “Maddie’s Fighting Spirits” fundraising event, our very own Jim Keaty took on the role of Celebrity Judge, adding his expertise to a spirited competition. The event, organized in support of “Maddie’s Footprints,” brought together five talented mixologists from the finest restaurants in town. Let’s dive into the highlights of this friendly showdown and learn more about the incredible cause it supports.

Maddie’s Footprints

“Maddie’s Footprints” is a non-profit organization close to the hearts of Keaty Real Estate’s Lori McGrew and her husband Travis McGrew. Their mission is to provide crucial support to grieving families who are navigating the painful journey of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Founded on empathy, this organization aims to offer comfort, understanding, and resources to families during their most challenging times.

The Showdown

The event was a true testament to the talent and creativity of Lafayette’s mixology scene. Five top-notch mixologists, each representing the best restaurants in town, went head-to-head, concocting their most exceptional libations. The friendly competition was not only a showcase of skill but also a celebration of the vibrant local cocktail culture.

The Winners

The night was filled with excitement as the judges deliberated over the outstanding entries. Two participants stood out, earning well-deserved recognition:

  1. Hero Award Winner: @EatDrinkCentral – German Aguilar
    • German Aguilar from EatDrinkCentral wowed the judges with his innovative concoction. His expertise and creativity shone through, earning him the esteemed Hero Award.
  2. Judges Choice and Crowd Favorite: @wvloungelafayette – Andrew Valdez
    • Andrew Valdez of wvloungelafayette captured the hearts and palates of both the judges and the crowd. His cocktail was a standout, showcasing his mastery of the craft.

A Night to Remember

The “Maddie’s Fighting Spirits” event was more than just a competition; it was a gathering of compassionate individuals, united by a common cause. The funds raised will directly support families facing the unimaginable, offering them a glimmer of hope and a network of support.


Jim Keaty’s participation as a Celebrity Judge at “Maddie’s Fighting Spirits” was a testament to the commitment of Keaty Real Estate and its team to the local community. By supporting “Maddie’s Footprints,” they are making a tangible difference in the lives of grieving families. We look forward to witnessing more impactful events in the future and standing together with organizations like “Maddie’s Footprints” in their noble mission.

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