The golfer gave the ladies at the Women's Sports Museum a surprise.
A surprise guest crashed the Women’s Sports Museum Gala sponsor party Feb. 8 at Capital Grille. PGA golfer Ben Curtis was at the restaurant when he noticed the event and wanted to learn more about the cause. And, he just happened to have his trophy from winning the 2003 British Open with him, which made for a fun impromptu photo opp.
A special performance
On Feb. 15, The Circus Arts Conservatory Big Top welcomed more than 660 attendees, including philanthropist Wendy Feinstein and guests from 19 care and assisted-living facilities and schools for a special abbreviated performance of Circus Sarasota’s Ovation.
Guests were greeted by Chuck “Chucko” Sidlow and his wife, Noriko, ambassadors of The CAC’s Humor Therapy program, which works with the patients and staff of these facilities.
The one-hour version of the latest Circus Sarasota production featured international acts including Sylvia Zerbini and her Liberty Horses, Kirill Rebkovets on the daring rola bola, Italian clown Jimmy Folco and Bronx-born western lasso artist AJ Silver.
A Valentine's Affair
Valentine at the Ritz, a fundraiser for Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation Inc., co-presented by Amica Insurance Co, was held Feb. 10 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
Founded in 2001, Gamma Xi Boulé Foundation encourages excellence in education and provides youth development programs for underserved youth in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
The gala raised $75,000, and these proceeds will benefit the foundation’s Journey to Success programs that include its mentoring programs, paid student internships and the Matthew Carter Scholarship Award for many first-generation college students.
First in line … At SPARCCle on the Runway: “Fashion Police” on Feb. 15, organizers gave away a “priceless” raffle prize. The winner of this gift got to cut to the front of the valet line, golden ticket in hand. ... Not one, but two … Ella and Dan Lewis are expecting
twins in late August. The twins were a complete surprise for the couple, but they are excited to have two new little ones to join their big sister, Abigail Kate.