Mermaid Ball Auction- Something for Everyone

The National Marine Life Center’s signature fundraising event the Mermaid Ball is fast approaching on August 25th 2012 from 6-10:30 PM at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. The Mermaid Ball committee promises a fanciful evening of mermaids, pirates, and sea creatures and has been especially dedicated this year to finding something for everyone as part of the silent and live auctions. We have items for the sports enthusiast, the adventurous at heart, and those with wander lust. Get your Mermaid Ball tickets today so that you don’t miss your chance to snag some of these fabulous items.

For the adventurous among us you won’t want to miss the Stand Up Paddle Board package, donated by Sessler Wrecking and Sailworld. The highest bidder will be taking home a 10’6″ ACE-TEC Stand Up Paddleboard, a high-performance board for beginner to advanced riders looking to explore both flatwater cruising and wave surfing.  The package includes matching paddle and a gift certificate for one paddle boarding lesson. Even a beginner can jump into this popular sport with ease with this all inclusive package valued at $1500. If you would rather explore underwater than at it’s surface, you might be more interested in the PADI SCUBA diving certification course with mask, fins, and snorkel donated by the Buzzards Bay Dive Center valued at $800. Either package is a great way to get your feet wet and explore the marine habitats of Cape Cod that NMLC is working hard to preserve.

If you would like to get off the Cape for a little escape check out our travel opportunities including trips to Orlando, Boston, Nantucket, New Hampshire or make your own plans with two round trip airline tickets from Southwest Airlines. Our Orlando package is for the whole family: enjoy a week long stay at the Luxurious Orange Lake Resorts courtesy of Jeff & Linda Luce paired with a family four pack of 14 day SeaWorld/Aquatic combination tickets. If you would prefer a quiet getaway for two, cast you bids on our Boston escape packages including an overnight stay at the Sheraton Hotel Boston and a tasting dinner for two at Stella, or accommodations at the Charles Hotel and a dinner cruise on Boston Harbor from Entertainment Cruises Boston. We even have a trip geared towards the more outdoorsy travelers featuring a stay at the Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth, NH and two lake cruise tickets from Squam Lake Natural Science Center.

Sports fans may just prefer tickets to the game, and this year we can accommodate them with Bruins and Red Sox tickets available to the highest bidder. One set of Red Sox tickets even includes admittance to the historic Royal Rooters Club prior to the game. catering to the Red Sox Nation an ball autographed by Red Sox first baseman #28 Adrian Gonzalez up for grabs.

Enjoy your sneak peak at the Mermaid Ball auction items and check back for more updates and glimpses at what we have to offer on www.mermaidball.com and www.nmlc.org. Buy your tickets today, space is limited! Don’t miss your chance to snatch up some of these great auction items and support the National Marine Life Center.

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