Ruth’s Chris raises $25,000 for Harville family

Special to The Log
At the check presentation were (from left) Luxury Estates Auction Company Auctioneer Chris Camp; Luxury Estates Auction Company's Vicki Stokes; Ruth's Chris Steak House Executive Chef Ruston Johnson; Skot Harville; Ruth's Chris Steak House Manager Tyler Shook; Ruth's Chris Steak House General Manager Mike Sable; Ruth's Chris Steak House Marketing Manager Michael J Thomas; Proffitt PR President Jessica Bracken; and Proffitt PR Marketing Assistant Lexi Willcoxon. [IAN HENDERSON/SPECIAL TO THE LOG]

Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Silver Shells Resort hosted the community, loyal patrons and guests to a fundraiser for its beverage manager, Skot Harville, on Sept. 12. Held in their East Bar Courtyard, the night, which was centered around the Harville family’s recent medical expenses, raised $25,000 through donations, silent auction and live auction.

Guests enjoyed live music by Michael J Thomas and Tom Devoursney, catering stations specially prepared by Ruth’s Chris Steak House team, a silent auction and live auction by Luxury Estates Auction Company.

Due in large part to the support of the community, many of whom have come to know and love Harvilile during his tenure of over a decade since opening day at Ruth’s Chris, the event raised $25,000 for Harville and his wife Brenda, who is currently battling lung cancer. Funds raised will immediately assist with the medical bills.

For those who were unable to attend, donations can be made through the Harville’s GoFundMe account,, or dropped off at Ruth’s Chris, 15000 Emerald Coast Parkway.