A Night of Fine Art and Wine At Raymond James Benefits Children
CLEARWATER - The largest art collection in the Southeast, (belonging to Tom and Mary James,) will be on display at the Raymond James Carillon Parkway on May 23rd, from 5:00 -8:00 p.m., with docent tours beginning at 5:00 p.m. The artwork is from various well-known artists, and will be up for bid during an auction, as over 250 top business and civic leaders linger among this unique collection of works. Frank Chivas and the Baystar Restaurant Group will serve culinary delights and world-class wines. During the evening the Pinellas Youth Symphony Orchestra quartet will entertain guests.
This benefit is being held to help raise funds for over 1,200 children who need positive youth programs. All proceeds from the auction of these breathtaking pieces of original art are donated to the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. Located in Clearwater, its Chi Chi Academy is the highly acclaimed rescue school that serves grades 4-8 for struggling students in the Pinellas County public school district. This unique program uses hands on learning inside an operating golf business to create authentic learning lessons for children often far behind in academic achievements. The relevant school lessons promote higher numbers of students who stay in school and graduate from high school. The lessons also prepare them for higher learning throughout life. Visit www.chichi.org to make reservations for individual tickets at $100.00 per person or learn more about how Chi Chi's programs promote educational excellence.
Sponsorship packages, as well as individual tickets, are on sale now. Corporate sponsors who have already signed up are: Raymond James, Risser Oil, Frontier Family of Funds, Bright House Networks, Marlin Darlin, Island Way Grill, Premier Beverage, and KPM.
Don't miss your chance to be a part of this cultural event of the year! The artists whose work you will enjoy, are: TW Curtis, Orlando's Chris Jones, Kristie Kindstrom, Duncan McClellan, Steven Schramek, and Clayton Swartz,
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