Renowned Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg is set to make two special appearances this Friday to extend a helping hand to those affected by the recent devastating wildfires in Maui, Hawaii. Wahlberg’s philanthropic endeavors have taken an unexpected turn, as he joins forces with Rocco Mangel, founder of Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, to support victims of the calamitous fires through a unique fundraising campaign.
Originally intended as a promotional event for his Flecha Azul Tequila brand, Wahlberg’s visit has evolved into a compassionate effort to aid the community. The campaign’s proceeds will be directed toward World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization founded by celebrity chef José Andrés, known for its swift and effective responses to crises around the world.
The first of Wahlberg’s appearances will take place at Publix Liquors in Cooper City, where he will be signing bottles of his Flecha Azul Tequila. The event is open to the public and free of charge, providing fans with a chance to meet the actor in person and contribute to the cause.
Later in the day, Wahlberg will join forces with restaurateur Rocco Mangel at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in Delray Beach during their happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. This gathering offers a unique opportunity for fans to mix and mingle with the Hollywood icon while enjoying happy hour exclusives centered around the Flecha Azul Tequila. The bar will exclusively serve the tequila, and a special Flecha Azul Strawberry Basil Margarita will be featured on the menu.
What started as a promotional appearance has transformed into an ongoing fundraising campaign that will extend until September 1st. Wahlberg will personally autograph a limited number of Flecha Azul Tequila bottles, which will later be auctioned off. All proceeds from these auctions, as well as the sales of the special cocktail at Rocco’s Tacos, will go directly to World Central Kitchen to aid the wildfire victims.
Rocco Mangel shared the backstory of the partnership, explaining that Wahlberg and his team stumbled upon Rocco’s Tacos in Palm Beach Gardens, sparking conversations that led to this meaningful collaboration. The shared commitment to community support gained even more significance with the unfortunate and catastrophic event of the Maui wildfires.
This event is an initiative of Mangel’s philanthropic organization, Join Team Rocco, which is rooted in West Palm Beach.
Those interested in joining this initiative can visit Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar located at 110 E. Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach. For more information, visit roccostacos.com or jointeamrocco.com, or call 561-808-1100. Parking options, including street and valet, will be available.
Wahlberg’s dual appearances underscore his dedication to giving back and making a positive impact on the lives of those affected by tragedies. With his celebrity influence aligned with the philanthropic spirit of Rocco Mangel, this dynamic duo is poised to make a significant difference in the lives of wildfire victims through their joint efforts.