Comox Valley Special Olympics gala fundraiser on March 14

Buffet dinner, silent auction, live entertainment by Jilli Martini Band at Crown Isle Resort

Comox Valley Special Olympics invite you to support them by attending a 14 Gala Evening & Silent Auction with dinner on Saturday, March 14.

Special Olympics is a multi-sport organization that offers year-round training and competitive sport opportunities for individuals with an intellectual disability. Comox Valley Special Olympics provides program services to more than 90 athletes in the sports of swimming, bowling, floor hockey, curling, alpine skiing, rhythmic gymnastics, bocce, softball, and track and field.

This gala evening is being graciously hosted by Crown Isle Resort, the Comox Valley’s premier golfing destination. The no-host bar opens at 6:30; the buffet dinner starts at 7; the silent auction is available for bidding from 6:30-9:30.

The evening’s entertainment is generously provided by Comox Valley’s own Jilli Martini Band. Jilli is recognized for her ability to perform a broad range of styles and genres, from sultry blues, to rock ballads and everything in between. She is also the leader of the Jilli Martini Band, a high energy rock band guaranteed to fill the dance floor, primarily featuring favourite hits from the ’70s and ’80s, with some older and newer tunes thrown in as well.

Tickets for the evening are $50 per person and available at Long & McQuade on Cliffe Street, Codes Country Lanes at 6th and Duncan, or by calling 250-898-1153.

A variety of Comox Valley businesses have donated great gifts, prizes and services for the silent auction. Businesses in Victoria and the Lower Mainland have also provided auction items.

To keep up on silent auction items as they come in, check out CVSO’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ComoxValleySpecialO.

Also on sale are tickets for the CVSO’s annual raffle. Exceptional prizes this year: 1st prize is two tickets anywhere WestJet flies (value: $2,900); 2nd prize is a B.C. Lions family weekend – this includes one night’s accommodation including breakfast at Marriott Residence Inn Downtown Vancouver and four end-zone tickets, also a #14 Travis Lulay autographed cap (value: $485); 3rd prize is a Vancouver Canucks hockey stick autographed by captain Henrik Sedin (value: $250).

Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. The draw date for the raffle is June 25 at CVSO’s year-end party.

For more information, leave a message on the Facebook page, call fundraising chair Agnes Knowles at 250-898-1153, email her at AgnesIsNow@gmail.com, or email region6@shaw.ca

– Comox Valley Special Olympics