By: Kyle Grammatica
The Foundation is hosting our annual gala, A Night for Nature, on April 3rd, 6pm at the Pelican Club in Jupiter, Florida. This year we are honoring the lifetime conservation efforts of Jack Nicklaus and Paul Tudor Jones. A Night for Nature celebrates and supports the conservation of Florida’s incredible natural beauty and our outdoor heritage. There will be live and silent auctions at the event, so please join us and have fun bidding!
Live Auction Items
Up for auction is a one week stay in the Tuscany region of Italy donated by Carlos and Albert Alfonso. Bring up to nine people and spend a week in a beautiful 600-year-old restored farmhouse right outside Cortona, Italy! The farmhouse has modern appliances and bathrooms but is furnished with Italian antiques from the 1700-1800’s. The house sits on 20 acres and is just a short drive away from incredible architecture, restaurants, shops, and museums. After you’re done exploring the city why not enjoy a homemade pizza baked in the outdoor brick oven while leisurely floating in the stone swimming pool?
Another of our featured items is a two-night quail hunting trip at the Gilchrist Club in Trenton, Florida. Relax and enjoy your stay in a beautiful cabin with meals and non-alcoholic beverages included at no charge. This hunting package is for four people.
We also have a very exciting South African Hunting Safari up for auction courtesy of Africa Maximum Safaris and Betty Bauman. This eight-day, seven-night trip is good for two hunters and two observers. Game species include impalas, blesbok antelopes, and warthogs. You’ll also get a chance to view zebras, giraffes, and many other species in their natural habitat. This package includes a hunter’s license and permit, meals, and lodging on a private farm next to the private game concession. Upgrades are available at the winning bidder’s expense, which can include a lion park trip, hot air balloon ride, and fishing. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Some of our other live auction items include:
- A Florida Keys Coral Reef Excursion and Half-Day Fishing for four people donated by Key West Marriott Beachside Resort, Robert Spottswood, Kathy and Doug Barco, and FWC
- A three-night, four-day stay at Paul Tudor Jones’ lodge in Costa Rica donated by Paul Tudor Jones
- Dinner for eight with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus on their boat donated by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus
Are you interested in any of these fabulous items? Then make sure to be there for A Night for Nature at the Pelican Club in Jupiter, Florida on April 3rd, 6 pm. You can sign up to receive announcements about A Night for Nature here.