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Second annual Beach Ball tickets currently available

August 21, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation is pleased to announce tickets are currently available for purchase for its second annual Charity Beach Ball, taking place Saturday, Nov. 2, at DiamondHead Beach Resort.

The Beach Ball is a black-tie optional silent auction to include an open bar from 6 to 8 p.m., dinner and dancing with The Marc Vee Band.

Dinner choices include grilled mahi mahi with roasted red pepper cream sauce, a 5-ounce filet mignon with a cashew sweet potato curry Sauce, or a vegetarian mushroom wellington over marinara sauce.

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Dinner will be followed a dessert and coffee service. Cash bar will still be available from 8 to 11 p.m.

Last year's Beach Ball was a huge success.

"Thanks to all our generous supporters and attendees, the foundation was able to support many local causes and provide scholarships to three outstanding students," said Dr. Nicole Bennett, coordinator of the event. "With your continued support, we hope to make this event more memorable than the last!"

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This year's special Beach Ball guest will be NBC-2's senior chief meteorologist Robert Van Winkle.

"At this time, we are also seeking donations and sponsorship for the event," Nicole said. "Contact information is available at or call 239-849-1460."

Tickets are $95 per person, or buy a table of 10 for $875. Tickets are available online at

DiamondHead Beach Resort is offering a special room rates for the evening. Call 239-765-7654 or 888-765-5002 for reservations (mention "Beach Ball" for rates.

And, Men's Wearhouse is offering $40 off a tuxedo rental package of your choice for Nov. 2's Beach Ball. Visit your local store to order a tuxedo and give them business group #4806508 for the savings. Orders should be placed no later than Saturday, Oct. 26 to avoid paying a rush fee. Prices start as low as $49.99 on select styles.

Sponsors of the event so far include:?DiamondHead Beach Resort and Spa, Men's Wearhouse of Estero, Fish Tale Marina's Estero Bay Express, Mel's Diner, Haines Air Conditioning, IAFF Local 1826, Total Wine, Iberia Bank, Holiday Inn Fort Myers Beach, Santini Floral, Starz Pizza, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion, Fort Myers Beach Golf Club, the Print Shop Ink, Walt Disney World and Seminole Casino Immokalee.

Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation is a 501-c3 charitable foundation dedicated to working cooperatively to improve the quality of life in Fort Myers Beach and surrounding communities.

"One-hundred percent of our proceeds from fund-raising are returned back to the local community," Nicole said. "We support several of our local organizations, such as the Fort Myers Beach PTO, the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School, Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve, Chapel By the Sea after-school programs, The Mound House, St. Vincent De Paul, Beds For Kidz, Laces of Love, etc. The foundation also awards annual scholarships, which help new graduates or those looking to start a new career. We also work with Keep Lee County Beautiful to clean up our community's greatest asset the beach."



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