Tune In For Southern Comfort Virtual Gala, Auction

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is excited to host a Virtual “Southern Comfort on Sanibel” on Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m. This year’s event will be held from the “comfort” of your own home and everyone is invited to tune in and participate!

This fun evening will enable CROW to continue to serve sick, injured native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida. The virtual event will feature Animal Ambassadors and “never before seen” footage of the Southwest Florida Eagle cam eagles while they were under CROW’s care. Evening activities will include a live and silent auction along with other fun surprises.

“We are so excited about the evening we’ve planned for everyone,” says Alison Charney Hussey, executive director for CROW. “It promises to be a darn good time as well as so very important to CROW’s mission! I’m thrilled we are able to extend Southern Comfort beyond the islands allowing everyone to participate and get a glimpse of what we’ve been doing lately.”

The link to view the live event can be found the day of event on the home page at www.CROWClinic.org. Pre-show begins at 6:45 pm. Tune in from your computer, laptop or tablet early to get some pre-event information and learn how to make the signature “Southern Mule” cocktail! All you’ll need is Southern Comfort, ginger beer and a lime. Keep your phone available for the auctions and other fun surprises!

The live auction will include incredible experiences such as a craft cocktail class for 10 at Cielo with mixologist Greg Baldia, a “Bird’s-Eye” view of Sanibel for you and two guests in a private plane, a round of golf for four with lunch at the Sanctuary Golf Club, trips to Mexico and the Georgia mountains, and dinners with a CROW veterinarian and Executive Director! Silent Auction items include more golf, fishing trips, fantastically themed baskets, wildlife art, jewelry and more! Something for everyone.

Bidding for Auction items is “easy peasy” and already available for your bids! View the items and place your bids by simply texting “CROW” to 71760 on your mobile device. Click the link and enter your name. You can mark items you want to watch, set an auto bid so you don’t have to keep checking back, and receive a text when you’ve been outbid! Bidding concludes during the live stream on April 23.

“The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is honored to be the headline sponsor for this year’s Southern Comfort fundraising event,” says Robin L. Cook, CWS, executive vice president, wealth advisor for the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. “CROW’s mission to educate, and rehabilitate our area’s wildlife is critical to the well being of our islands. It is our belief that when residents and business come together to support organizations like CROW, our shared mission helps our community thrive.”

Jeff and Phaidra McDermott of Kingfisher Vacations and Real Estate are the “ShoNuff” Bidding Software sponsor. Additional sponsors and underwriters include Superior Title Services of Sanibel, Inc., as “The sun comes up just to hear him CROW” Auctioneer Underwriter; Bailey’s General Store as “Sweet Tea” Beverage Underwriter; Huxter’s Market & Deli as the “Pretty as a Peach” Picnic Basket Underwriter; Spoondrift Island Bowls as the “Sweet Tooth” Dessert Underwriter; Waterman Broadcasting, as the “Over Yonder” Media Underwriter; John Henshaw and Associates, Inc. and Stifel Finance as “Yes Ma’am” Sponsors; Aloia, Roland Lubbell and Morgan, PLLC, Tiffani Kaliko and John Sylvia, Cathie Lewis, All About Home Realty Associate, Laura Georgelos Luxury Homes, Dan and Rachel Wehmeier, and Readerlink as “Well I Declare” Sponsors; and Boy Agnew Potonavic Law Firm, Holstic Health, Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty, Bob and Cathy Berger, and Mike and Laura Hughes as “Y’all Come Back” Sponsors.

About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond.  Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to www.crowclinic.org. If you find an animal that is in need of help, call (239) 472-3644 ext. #222.

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