provided to The Santiva Chronicle
With the Sanibel School Fund’s annual Blue Ribbon Golf Classic fast approaching, organizers want you to be aware of some great auction items up for grabs, and let you know that you can be a part of the bidding action.
The annual Blue Ribbon Golf Classic, to be held May 15, is a critical annual fundraiser for The Sanibel School. Funds raised at the golf event, held at The Sanctuary Golf Club, are used to fund several education programs that are only possible through the generous support of the community.
As part of the fundraising efforts, several donors have made contributions to allow the Fund to offer five exciting auction packages:
Package 1: Myra Robert’s painting, “Shellebrity of the Sea.” This 12”x16” first edition giclee from world-renowned local artist Myra Roberts is her most recent painting.
Package 2: Lazy Flamingo Chair. Like a true local, have your own personalized chair installed at the island’s famous restaurant. Create your own Sanibel legacy!
Package 3: Captiva Get-Away. Enjoy a weekend away with a 2-night stay at the world-class South Seas Island Resort, a 6-person sunset cruise on Captiva Cruises, and a Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille $100 gift card.
Package 4: Ladies Basket. Mom deserves a day of pampering, including $1,500 Congress Jewelers gift card; The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club tennis package including Blackwood Tennis shop accessories; a foursome of golf at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club; $100 spa treatment at Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa; $100 Traders gift card plus Traders gift shop jewelry.
Package 5: Island Life. The best parts of living on an island, all rolled into one: a day of fishing our coastal waters with long-time local, Captain Noah; a pickleball lesson with up to 4 players with local Certified Pickleball Instructor Peter Redpath plus a new paddle and balls; a foursome of golf at Sanibel Island Golf Club and new golf bag; dinner with wine pairing for a party of four at Traditions on the Beach; an original turtle painting from famous local island artist Sissi Janku.
Bidding will open with the start of the golf tournament and will close at 8 p.m. May 15 at a special after-golf party at Mudbugs. Anyone interested in bidding on one of these items but unable to attend the Mudbugs party, email TheSanibelSchoolFund@gmail.com. All emailed bids will be entered.
In addition, the Fund is raffling off a four-person Everglades python hunt with celebrity outfitter Bill Booth from the History Channel’s Swamp People. Tickets are available now at Bailey’s General Store and Keller Williams Realty – Fort Myers & The Islands.
The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation, the Doss Family Fund and the Filkins Family are the title sponsors of the Blue Ribbon Classic. Additional premier sponsors to date are Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, the Sampas Family, and Doc Ford’s. They are joined by grand sponsors Brenda and Marty Harrity, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Bank of the Islands, and The Stevens Family and June Bailey.