Inaugural Florida BlueGreen Fundraising Event to Benefit Youth Outdoor Programs 11/17/12

Inaugural Florida BlueGreen Fundraising Event to Benefit Youth Outdoor Programs
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 5–10 p.m.
The Saloon at Alligator Ron’s Green Glades Ranch
Green Glades Ranch
21111 SW 16th Street
Weston, FL 33327

Individual tickets are $150 each. All ticket purchases are a tax deductible donation to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. Exclusive tables of 10 are available if reservations are made early. Additional donations are welcome.

For more information about the BlueGreen event or to purchase tickets, visit www.FloridaBlueGreen.com . To become a sponsor, email [email protected]  or call (850) 922-1066.

With goals to continue its ongoing youth outdoor programs to “create the next generation that cares” and establish an annual statewide event to serve Florida’s conservation and youth, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) and “Alligator Ron” Bergeron will host the inaugural Florida BlueGreen (www.FloridaBlueGreen.com) event.

Recent studies show that children are spending more time with technology and much less time outdoors. To empower and encourage children to participate in traditional outdoor recreation such as fishing, archery, hunting, and bird watching, funds raised at the event will benefit the Wildlife Foundation’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (www.FYCCN.org) and several other important youth and conservation initiatives.

The Florida Cracker-style cowboy gala, to be held at the private Everglades ranch of Bergeron, will feature live entertainment, music, a silent auction, authentic Florida Cracker Cowboy barbecue and drinks, prizes and more.

Some of Florida’s most notable wildlife advocates such as Jim Fowler, host of the hit television series Wild Kingdom; Harvey Oyer, author of Charlie Pierce books; Beau Turner of the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, and Captain Rick Murphy, star of Florida Sportsman’s Adventures will be in attendance. Recording artist Monique McCall will provide entertainment.

One-of-a-kind silent auction items include a fishing trip with Miami Dolphins’ All-Pro lineman and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Commissioner Dwight Stephenson, and lunch with Jim Fowler. Items are online and available for bid anytime at www.floridabluegreen.com/auction.

While any donation amount is appreciated, event sponsorship opportunities are available up to $10,000.

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