May 14, 2001
Contact: Tim Stephens (831) 459-2495; email@example.com
LONG MARINE LAB'S ANNUAL 'WHALE OF AN AUCTION' SET FOR JUNE 15
For Immediate Release
SANTA CRUZ, CA--The Friends of Long Marine Lab will hold a "Whale of an
Auction," the group's popular annual fundraiser, on Friday, June 15. The event
will take place in the Porter College Dining Hall on the UC Santa Cruz campus, starting
at 6 p.m.
A social and gastronomic occasion as well as an auction, the evening includes a full
dinner buffet, champagne and caviar tasting, cheese and salmon tables, wine, and
music. The event raises funds to support Long Marine Laboratory's public education
Tickets for the evening are $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers (if purchased by
June 7), and $55 at the door. Sponsored tables of 10 are $800. To purchase tickets,
please contact Teri Sigler at (831) 459-5828.
Auctioneer Larry Wolfsen will lead the silent and live auction. Many exciting and
unique items will be up for bid, including field trips with researchers, a special
gourmet dinner with UCSC Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood, a picnic with Congressman Sam
Farr, a children's birthday party at the Seymour Center, trips to exotic locales,
art, jewelry, and vintage wines. Tickets to sporting events, wetsuits, surf boards,
snow boards, and skis are also among the items to be auctioned.
The Friends of Long Marine Lab welcomes contributions of auction items and services.
To donate items, please contact Lisa M. Rose at (831) 459-3694 or Ruth Elder at (831)
459-2784. To volunteer, contact Ruth Elder at (831) 459-2784.
All education programs and daily operations of the Seymour Center at Long Marine
Lab depend on community support. Contributions to the Whale of an Auction help bring
marine science alive for the community.
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab is dedicated to educating
people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation
of the worldís oceans. Long Marine Lab is a research facility of the Institute of
Marine Sciences at UCSC.
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