We’re counting down to our concert and are very excited to share our 2017 Silent Eco-Auction items!
Each year our silent auction grows, but it never loses it’s eco-focus. This year, we have fifteen exclusive adventures for you to bid on, each more unique than the next. Take a look at six of this year’s auction lots, and see the rest Saturday when the auction opens at 5:15 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.
Auction Lot #40: Fakahatchee Swamp Hike
Ready for a wet walk? You’ll head to Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve Park with three friends and enjoy a four hour guided walk with a naturalist. While wading through the swamp, you’ll learn about the animals and plants that call the preserve home, including bromeliads and orchids. Value: $400; Starting Bid: $100.
Auction Lot #14: Buggy Ride for 10 at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
CREW Trustee Ed Carlson will take you and 9 friends on an exclusive tour of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in your very own swamp buggy. You’ll learn about the history of the sanctuary along with swamp ecology and the importance of conservation in Southwest Florida. Value: $1500; Starting Bid: $150.
Auction Lot #10: Exclusive Bird Rookery Swamp Bike Tour
This private bike tour will be led by local cyclist and naturalist Peter Davis. You’ll experience the most remote parts of Bird Rookery Swamp as you complete the entire 12 mile loop. You and 9 friends will see alligators, wading birds, otters and more on this 3-4 hour ride. Each participant must BYOB (bring your own bike), helmet, water and supplies; bikes must be suitable for grassy terrain. Value: $500; Starting Bid $100.
Auction Lot #38: Fossil Trip for Two
Join Fossil Expeditions (as seen on the Travel Channel) for a guided fossil trip for two at one of their many sites. You’ll get to dig in and get dirty as you search for mammal, shark and reptile fossils, all covered under a group permit from the Vertebrate Paleontology Department at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainseville. Value: $150; Starting Bid: $60
Auction Lot #15: Tour of FGCU Food Forest
This is the perfect lot for curious foodies! You and three guests will enjoy a three hour private tour of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Food Forest, a student-run botanical garden on FGCU’s campus. You’ll see and learn about growing your own food and what edibles grow well in our sub-tropic climate. At the conclusion of the tour, the winning bidder will take home a basket of food from the food forest. Value: $150; Starting Bid: $20
Auction Lot #45: Brew for a Day at Momentum Brewhouse
CREW is all about preserving water, and water is the main ingredient in BEER! The winner of this lot will work with owner Brian Hahn and his brewers to create a 1/3 barrel of craft beer. You will be involved in every step of the process and receive a Momentum Brewhouse gift pack and lunch at the brewery. Once the batch is ready to serve, you’ll be invited back to for a VIP tasting for you and three friends. Value: $150; Starting Bid: $70.
Want to see more? Get your tickets now for our 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction on Feb. 18 from 5-9 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.
We’re counting down to our biggest fundraiser of the year! Purchase your tickets now for the 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction on Feb. 18 at Riverside Park, located at 10451 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs, from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at eventbrite.com or $20 at the gate.
There are many reasons to come to the 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction.
Rockin’ band? Check.
Good cause? Check.
Unique silent auction? Check.
But what would all of that be without something to nibble on while sipping an ice cold beer?
Prepare your taste buds for this year’s culinary line-up.
Everyone’s favorite barbecue is back, serving up selections from their menu, which includes ribs, pulled pork, chicken and more. Homemade sides listed on their website include collard greens, yellow rice, mac and cheese and cole slaw.
Nico’s Kitchen will cater the VIP Cafe again this year, with a menu to be determined soon by staff. Last year’s food was a hit with our VIP ticket-holders and a limited number of VIP tickets are still available.
Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub returns to serve burgers and more to hungry concert attendees. They’ve been a long-time supporter and vendor at the CREW concerts. Taste their food before or after the concert by visiting their restaurant, located at 9070 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs.
You asked, we listened. This year we are adding something sweet to our food line-up. Perfectly Scrumptious will sell their award-winning cupcakes to soothe your sweet tooth. Owner Amanda Buckner was a contestant on Cupcake Wars and has become well-known as a cupcake caterer in the Bonita Springs area.
For more information on Perfectly Scrumptious, visit perfectlyscrumptious.com or taste the cupcakes in person at 3440 Renaissance Blvd. Unit 2 in Bonita Springs.
Beer and Wine from Rotary Club of Bonita Springs
Momentum Brewhouse will be the exclusive beer sold this year at the concert by Rotary Club of Bonita Springs. Last year their beer was so popular it quickly sold out, so get your craft beer early.
If you want a pre-concert taste or would like to see what the local brewery offers, visit Momentum Brewhouse at 9786 Bonita Beach Road SE Suite 1 in Bonita Springs and learn more about Momentum at momentumbrewhouse.com.