Sporting for a Cure to Benefit Cancer-Stricken Families in Naples
When you think of a fundraising dinner, you might think of elegant attire, long speeches, and maybe an auction to round out the evening.
That’s not how Amber’s Antibodies “fun”raises. Our most lively event of the year, Sporting for a Cure, proves that.
Held on Jan. 26 at The Club at Olde Cypress in Naples, Sporting for a Cure guests are encouraged to dress casually in jeans and their favorite sports team jerseys or colors. We’ll have catered tailgate-style food (think saucy wings and creamy, cheesy dips), drinks, and plenty of opportunities to support cancer research and Southwest Florida families who are experiencing the genetic disease.
“This is our main fundraising event of the year, where we receive 90 percent of our donations,” Amber Antibodies Board Member Matt Langlois says. “The more we raise, the more families we help. We helped 49 families in 2018 and would love to do 75 in 2019.”
Our Not-So-Olympic-Relay-Tournament is a chance to give back while getting into the competitive spirit with a thrilling series of games between 16 teams. There will be flip cup, table pong (like beer pong), and corn hole.
“Spectators love to watch the silliness of the games as much as the players,” Langlois says. “It’s really fun to watch.”
We also host a raffle with plenty of different ticket options for a chance to win prizes, like accommodations at some of the area’s most prestigious hotels, high-end wine baskets, a limo and dinner experience for friends, golfing opportunities at some of the most coveted golf courses in Southwest Florida and more. The prizes have up to $650 and $1,000 values, depending on the ticket.
Sporting for a Cure is full of fun, camaraderie, comfort food and competition, but “the most memorable part of the event each year is hearing from grant recipients directly on how much they appreciate that so many people care and are generous enough to help strangers,” Langlois says. “There are not many dry eyes in the room after hearing their stories.”
For more sponsorship opportunities, contact Matt Langlois at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For tickets to Sporting for a Cure, visit https://one.bidpal.net/s4c/welcome.