A World Series Champion and the Florida Everglades are teaming up for Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Former Major League Baseball pitching star and World Series Champion Derek Lowe will join Florida Everblades standouts Jordan Henry (Captain), Evan Bloodoff, Tyson Gimblett and Chris Kushneriuk on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 from 8:30-11 a.m. for breakfast, an autograph session, Santa visit and premium live and silent auctions.
A portion of the morning’s proceeds will support Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s capital campaign. The event will take place at LongHorn Steakhouse of Gulf Coast Town Center located at 10030 University Plaza Drive in Fort Myers.
The Florida Everblades and LongHorn Steakhouse of Gulf Coast Town Center will present the morning and Jaguar of Fort Myers will also lend its support to the cause.
The sports, entertainment and travel auction will include autographed items by MLB superstar and recent retiree Derek Jeter and top NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, a trip to the NHL’s Hall of Fame in the beautiful city of Toronto and ticket packages with hotel stays to Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers games. Family travel packages to Orlando, spa and beauty items, fishing trips, premium Florida Everblades game tickets, Germain Arena concert tickets and top dining experiences are also expected to bring high bids for the cause.
A highlight of the live auction will include Pagelli’s of Coconut Point’s donation of a private four-course dinner with Henry, Bloodoff, Gimblett, Kushneriuk and Lowe for a lucky winning bidder and four guests to spend extended time with the athletes—an amazing holiday gift for any sports enthusiast.
Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children under 12. Admission includes a full hot breakfast, autograph/photograph opportunity as well as the opportunity to bid on the premium auction lots.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Florida Everblades at 239-948-7825 ext. 1060.
Derek Lowe photo by SD Dirk