Exquisite art and a prime golf package have been added to the lineup of silent auction items for the Jan. 26 Tennis Ball at the Boca Grande Club.
Stacy Phillips, a creative genius from Park City, Utah, has donated an original sculpture of walnut and steel valued at $1,200. Proceeds benefit the Suncoast Humane Society.
had other works in previous silent auctions. Jim Labinski, Boca Grande Club tennis director, said Phillips has been represented at the Tennis Ball before.
Stacy Phillips, a creative genius from Park City, Utah, donated this original sculpture of walnut and steel valued at $1,200.
"She has donated some cool stuff in the past and this year's piece doesn't disappoint," said Labinski.
Bryan Troutman, Boca Grande Club member and silent auction volunteer, said Coral Creek has been added to the golf package, which makes it "a real knockout."
The winner of the $1,500 golf package can also play Lemon Bay Golf Club, Riverwood Country Club and the Gasparilla Inn golf course.
What: Tennis Ball and Silent Auction
When: 6 p.m. Jan. 26
Where: Boca Grande Clubhouse Restaurant
Why: Suncoast Humane Society benefit
Tickets: $100 with $60 benefiting Suncoast Humane Society
Contact: Call (941) 964-2211
More than 20 silent auction items will be on display at the Tennis Ball, which is the kick-off for Professional Tennis Exhibition Series.
"Things are moving along quite well," said Phil Snyer, Suncoast Humane Society executive director. "The volunteers from the Boca Grande Club have done a great job and the club's staff is putting together a great night of food and drink. I'm looking forward to fun event. Everyone should come out."
The prime attraction is the "Diamond in the Ruff"' raffle. A diamond valued at more than $2,600 was donated by Tim Banks. The diamond will be among 100 cubic zirconia or fake diamonds. Chances are $20 apiece or six tries for $100.
The tennis series begins at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Boca Grande Club. The tournament runs for seven weeks, culminating with the March 16 finals with $4,500 in prize money including $1,000 for the champion.
For more information call the pro shop of the Boca Grande Club at 964-2211.