The Tennis Ball is a very important event every year, as it is the biggest fundraiser for the Suncoast Humane Society. This year’s Ball, to be held at the Boca Grande Club on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m., will also include a live auction.
One of the live auction items, “Nat Italiano’s Private Spaghetti Dinner,” is an amazing spread for 100 of your closest friends, including drinks, at the Crowninshield Community House.
In addition to Nat’s spaghetti dinner, the live auction will feature a Napa Valley wine tour for four that includes four wineries – Round Pond, Cakebread Cellars, Stag’s Leap and Grgich. Accommodations include a two- night stay at the Victorian House, with a travel allowance of $1,000 cash.
There is also a fondue cocktail party for 30 around the fire pit at the Boca Grande Club Clubhouse Restaurant and an island tour aboard author Randy Wayne White’s float plane with Capt. Mark Futch (Randy is busy on a book tour and cannot come along). Kennedy Bros. Auctioneers of St. Petersburg will conduct the auction.
Tickets to the Tennis Ball can be purchased at the Boca Grande Club by calling Stephanie at 964-2211, or Jackie Elliot at the Humane Society, (941) 474-7884, ext 406.