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Tickets still available for Cape Royal Community Foundation Charity Ball

By Staff | Nov 7, 2011

There are approximately 30 tickets still available for the Cape Royal Community Foundation Charity Ball this weekend at the German American Social Club.

Tickets are $40 per person, which include dinner and entertainment by the Del Prados on Nov. 12 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Phyllis Mills at (239) 283-4011.

“This is our biggest fund-raiser,” Cape Royal Community Foundation President Marie Hughes said. “Our goal is to raise $30,000.”

She said the foundation was formed in 2002 to take care of the needs of the residents. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $100,000 for scholarships for students in Lee County, along with donating $80,000 to charities in Lee County.

The foundation provides $15,000 in scholarships every year, including two $5,000 scholarships and two $2,500 scholarships.

Hughes said the organization’s members are quite proud of raising money for students and charities.

“Everyone’s heart is into it,” she said.

The theme for this year’s ball is “A Hollywood Red Carpet Celebration of Stars.” Hughes said they consider everyone involved as stars – the businesses and residents who contribute, along with the charities.

“It is featuring everyone,” she said, adding that Oscar Awards will be given out during the event.

The majority of the proceeds collected from the event will be donated to Sunrise Community Cluster Home and the Guardian Angels for Special Populations.

Hughes said the local businesses have been very supportive in donating items for the silent and Chinese auction this year, which includes items and services from 108 companies.

“We are trying to make this a business opportunity for the businesses who contribute,” she said.

All of the businesses who contributed by purchasing an ad for the program book or donating merchandise or services are placed in the directory that is distributed throughout the gated community.

The event will also feature a raffle for a few items, which includes a seven-day cruise, TV and a digital camera. Hughes said the winners do not have to be present at the ball to win the prize and can purchase a ticket by calling Mills.

Due to the growth of the ball, the foundation holds the event every other year.

For information about the ball, call Hughes at 239-283-1971 or Tom Mitchell at 239-283-4882.