Many thanks for a fantastic Tennis Ball

February 15, 2019
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
If you were one of the nearly 200 guests who attended the Boca Grande Club’s 11th annual Tennis Ball, I know you had fun. It was another wonderful event that truly benefited the programs, services and homeless animals of Suncoast Humane Society.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers of Suncoast Humane Society, I would like to express our gratitude to the Boca Grande Club, their staff and to the Boca Grande community. The Tennis Ball committee went above and beyond in planning the event. The immaculate service and amazing dinner provided by management and staff of the Club, along with the exquisite view, made for a perfect evening. Enthusiastic bidding on live auction items, such as exciting vacation trips, two moped scooters and more, followed a great silent auction, a special paddle bidding portion and other exciting games. All of this served to raise nearly $60,000 to support the care of homeless animals at Suncoast Humane Society.
We are especially grateful to the major sponsors, Italiano Insurance Services and Grande Aire Services, and everyone who contributed to help make such a special night. The success of the Tennis Ball impacts the lives of tens of thousands of animals through our rescue, adoption, and outreach programs.
In addition to the Tennis Ball, donations are also being accepted at the Boca Grande Club’s six-week tennis tournament which is held every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from January 30 – March 6, 2019. This tournament is sponsored by the Boca Grande Club, Inc., and Gulf to Bay Sotheby’s International Realty.
Thank you to everyone. See you next year.
Phil Snyder
Executive Director
Suncoast Humane Society