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North Port Quarter Charity Auction To Benefit Loveland Center

Please join us at the Charity Quarter Auction of North Port on May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club Gym, located at 6851 S Biscayne Blvd., North Port, FL 34287.

Win great prizes for quarters! 18+ only welcome! Plenty of food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Important details:

– You may purchase your paddle between 6 and 6:30. Doors open to guests at 6:30 sharp. Early arrival is not necessary and early admission cannot be permitted due to legal requirements.

– In the foyer of the Boys & Girls Club Gym you will purchase your bidder paddle with a number on it. This is what you’ll use for the duration of the event to win prizes. The cost for the paddle is $3, with a portion of the proceeds going to the non-profit of the month. You may purchase more than one if desired, but you must bid for each paddle raised. Paddles must be returned for reuse.

– You will also be given a door prize slip, one per guest. You don’t want to miss out on the door prizes! Every vendor has donated a prize for this. To be valid to win, just visit each of our vendors and get him/her to initial the slip on the lines provided. Once you have them all, bring it back to the sign-in desk to be entered for the multiple door prize drawings held at the end of the event.

-Please bring a roll or two of quarters, $3 for your paddle, and a little extra for raffle tickets! This is very important as you will be bidding with quarters all night long! When the auction starts, each vendor will showcase an item they are auctioning. They’ll let you know how many quarters (1 to 4) you need to bid. You’ll drop your quarters into the bowl in the center of your table and raise your paddle. Once the bidding is done and quarters are collected, we’ll draw a number. If it’s your paddle number and your paddle is raised, YOU WIN the item! After the first auction round we take a break, then proceed with round two. You may use the break to shop, buy raffle tickets, visit the facilities, purchase food & beverages and get the remaining signatures on your door prize slip! At the end of round two, we award door prizes, hold the exciting 50/50 raffle drawing, present the charity with the event proceeds and that’s it!

– How does the charity make money? Great question! ALL proceeds above the cost of the event go to the charity of the month: A portion of your paddle money goes to the charity, a portion of the vendor space payment goes to the charity, half of the 50/50 raffle money goes to the charity, and 100% of the food & beverage proceeds go to the charity!! A fun night for a great cause!

Contact: Julie Smith Searer, Founding Organizer at 941.224.4435 or