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Fun Ways to Give at The Watch Party

September 12, 2023
The Watch Party

Does a spirited casting competition sound like fun? How about buying raffle tickets from a bejeweled mermaid? Or maybe you can dig deep to help us “build” a truck for SCCF’s Coastal Watch? These are just some of the ways The Watch Party guests can get in on the fun on Sept.29.

the watch party 5:30-9 p.m. Friday Sept. 29, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road

Casting Competition by Whitney’s Bait & Tackle

We invite all guests to participate in Whitney’s Casting Competition!  Whitney’s Bait & Tackle is sponsoring a casting competition during The Watch Party for a chance to go head-to-head with Whitney and have your name put on the Golden Rod Trophy — an honor reserved for only the ultimate caster.

Participants will get a chance to qualify for the ‘Cast-Off’ during the first hour of the event. Just $25 will buy you three casts (no limit on how many casts you can purchase), with a goal of getting it in or as close to the target as possible. After the qualifying hour, the five best casters will get a chance to compete against each other to determine who will go against Whitney for the Golden Rod Trophy and bragging rights. The final showdown between our Cast-Off champion and Whitney will determine who will be crowned the Ultimate Caster and win the Golden Rod Trophy — until next year, that is…

“This will be a spectacle not to be missed, as we have a lot of fun surprises and should we say… disadvantages to place upon our casters,” said Coastal Watch Director Kealy McNeal. “Spectators will have a chance to get in on the action, so make sure to have some $20’s in your wallet!”

Wheels for the Watch

Maybe trucks are more your thing? Well that’s great, because we need Wheels for the Watch! 

The dedicated Coastal Watch staff have been borrowing vehicles from other SCCF departments to conduct their amazing work, but it’s reached the point that enough is enough. We need to put an end to this thievery and get Coastal Watch a truck of its own.

Watch Party guests can help us whip up a pickup for Coastal Watch by “building” one, part by part, at the event. Truck parts will be available for purchase on a scale of values, so bring your credit cards and contribute to buying parts of the truck, such as a tire or an engine — even spark plugs — for the cause. Come be a PART of the fun!

50/50 and Drawing for a Custom Mangrove Pendant

congress jewelers mangrove pendant
Picture taken with Alo Photo Scan –

Fancy owning a gorgeous necklace worn by Sanibel’s very own Mermaid Realtor Valerie Tutor at The Watch Party? Congress Jewelers has designed a custom diamond mangrove necklace exclusively for Coastal Watch supporters. The unique pendant, made of 14-karat gold and diamonds, will be given away to one lucky winner during The Watch Party. Valerie will be selling tickets that will present the necklace to one lucky winner and half the drawing proceeds to another lucky ticket holder.

Can’t make it to the party? Anyone can purchase tickets for the drawing — $20 for one chance or $50 for three chances by following the ticket link below. The necklace has a retail value of $1,300. The design will be available at Congress Jewelers after the event and can be made with or without diamonds. Congress Jewelers has been contributing a portion of the sale proceeds with SCCF since Earth Day and will continue to do so.

Join Us Sept. 29!

Tickets to a downright good time for Coastal Watch are available while supplies last at The Watch Party will take place rain or shine on Friday, Sept. 29 from 5:30-9 p.m. at SCCF’s soon-to-be-reopened headquarters property at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road.


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