The dinner, held in the UCF Live Oak Center, raised money to prevent drunk driving accidents.
Central Florida law enforcement and Orlando locals united for the Keri Anne DeMott Foundation's Second Annual Dinner Banquet in UCF's Live Oak Entertainment Center on Saturday, Jan. 6. The foundation was founded by Bill and Lacey DeMott after a drunk driver struck and killed their daughter Keri in 2015. Banquet guests, many of whom were members of the Orlando police department and the Florida Highway Patrol, supported the foundation by bidding on gifts and trips in the silent auction. The event was hosted by former Highway Patrol trooper Steve Montiero, who spoke at the beginning of the night. Money raised at the banquet went towards drunk driving awareness and prevention programs at various Central Florida schools.