When I am not at work, or painting...or these days growing a baby... I'm volunteering. There are a few organizations I give my time to, and one of the is the Junior Orange Bowl Committee (JOBC). The JOBC is the largest Youth Festival in the world, hosting internationally acclaimed golf and tennis tournaments, a 62 year long tradition of a Parade, scholarships for young athletes, and other sports competitions such as, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, cross country and competitions in the arts such as art, photography and writing.
All of the money for these events comes from grants, private support and the annual JOBC Auction. For the past 3 years I have been chairing the event. This is my last year, as I know I will not be able to devote the time to it that it deserves next year. When I found out this year I was pregnant I quickly turned to my friend, and event talent, Robin who has been Co-Chairing with me.
The auction is TONIGHT, at the Miami Rowing Club...and not only is it a good time, it boasts an open Bacardi Bar, food by catering sensation, Relish, music by DJ Zelda, over 60 silent auction items, 6 great raffle items which include an autographed Marlins Baseball, and 6 unique live auction items which include a ride on the Goodyear Blimp! The best part, is that the ticket price is dirt cheap in my opinion... $40 (if you reserve before 4pm today) and $50 at the door! If that is not the best price for a Friday night event in Miami, I don't know what is.
So...if you are in Miami and want to support a good cause, come on over to the Miami Rowing Club on Virginia Key. I'll even let you rub the Buddha belly!