2014 Holiday Celebration & Annual Fundraiser

 Thank You to Our Donors

Dr. Harris Silverman - $10,000 
The Eye Association - $5,000
 AirScan - $5,000
Pragmatics, Inc - $1000
Sypris - $750
Crystal Clear Technologies - $500
Harris Corporation - $500
EEI Manufacturing Service - $500
Jacobs IT - $500
TSM Corporation - $500
Fulcrum IT - $500
ReMilNet - $150
Sara Slettebo - $50
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Get Away & Relax: 2 Night Stay for 2 w/Breakfast & Couples Massage - Sheraton Sand Key
Sunday Brunch for 2 - Bellair Country Club
Weekend Fun: 2 Club Seats & Parking Pass to Tampa Bay Lightning Game - Celestar Corp.
Weekend Stay (2 nights) including Breakfast - Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk
Ben Bishop Autographed Lightning Jersey w/ Certificate of Authenticity - TB Lightning
Eye' See You: Two Eye Exams - The Eye Associates
Date Night: Dinner Cruise for 2 - Yacht StarShip
Weekend Stay (2 Nights) - Hilton Tampa Downtown
Fun In the Sun: 2 Night Stay Treasure Island Beach Cottage - Crystal Clear Technologies
Pamper Yourselves: Hair Salon Gift Card & Products - Hyde Park Salon
Men's Grooming Package - Roosters
Lunch Gift Card - Evos
Romantic Night on the Town: 2 Tickets to Phantom of the Opera - Michael Oates
1 Night Stay including Dinner - Barrymore Hotel
NIght on the Town: 1 Night Stay w/Breakfast for 2 - Intercontinental Tampa
For the Kids: 4 Theme Park Tickets - LegoLand Florida
3 Month Membership for up to 5 Named Members - Glazer Children's Museum
Family Memories: One Professional Family Beach Portrait Session at Sunset Beach - Cason Photography
Love the Kids: One Children's Portait Session at Sunset Beach - Cason Photography
Family Ice Night: 4 TB Lightning Hockey Tickets & 2 Parking Passes - TB Lightening
Victor Hedman Autographed Hat & Alex Killon Autographed Puck - TB Lightning
Capture the Memories: One Family Portrait Session at the Hillsborough River - Cason Photography
For the Hunter: Adams Arms 14.5" Pinned Mid Moe Rifle - Adams Arms
Veteran's Art: Tuskegee Art, Operation Art Gallery & Army Veteran Artist, SGT Greg Crumbly - VACTB
Collectables: Autographed Buccaneers Football w/ Certificate of Authenticity - T B Buccaneers
Joe Maddon Autographed Bat and Baseball - Tampa Bay Rays
Alex Cob Autographed Baseball - Tampa Bay Rays
What Every Woman Needs: Manicure/Pedicure/Product Gift Basket - Perfect Ten Nail Salon
Personal Protection Basket - Damsels In Defense
Interior Design: 1 Hour Decorator Consult - Decker Ross Interiors, Inc
Wine n'Golf: Round of Golf for 4 - Pasadena Yacht & Country Club
In-Home Wine Tasting for up to 15 People - PRP Wine International
On the Water: 2 Hour Private Yacht Charter (up to 20 Guests) out of St. Pete - TB Yacht Charter
For the Wine Lover: In-Home Wine Tasting for up to 15 People - PRP Wine International
3 L Phantom Wine - Valenty's
Sun, Fun, Food: Round of Golf & Lunch for 4 - Bellair Country Club
For the Men: Round of Golf for 4 - Bellair CC
Golf Gift Basket - Trenam Kemker
Round of Golf for 4 at Countryside Country Club - Countryside CC
To Your Health: Intro to Fitness Package - TrYumph Fitness
RAFFLE BONUS: 4 Tickets to TB Lightning Game - World Wide Technologies


Kim Nitzschke, Secretary
Greater Tampa Bay Chapter of Women In Defense

Joining our Holiday Celebration event will be Veteran Ed Burton.  Ed spent 28 years in the Navy as an engineer where he did three tours in Vietnam, a campaign in Nicaragua, one in Panama, another in Granada, and finally Desert Storm where he was responsible for keeping the ship running in tip-top shape. Injuries received during his service caused the inflammation of his optic nerve and led to his vision loss.

 In 2004, Ed's vision was bad, but he didn't think it was bad enough to get a guide dog. That was until he was hit by a car while walking in Bradenton and broke his leg. He got his first guide dog after recovering from the accident and now has come back to Southeastern Guide Dogs for his second guide, a gorgeous golden retriever named Sammy.

Of Sammy, Ed says "he is great, a flawless worker, and like me, he doesn't like to sit still.” Shortly after Sammy joined Ed and managed to get his sea legs quickly like Ed's previous guide since Ed and his wife, Betty spend much time on their "second home" a lovely sailboat named JLUA or Jesus Loves Us All, boating all over the Keys and the Bahamas. I wonder if they have room for stowaways.