22nd Annual Florida Classic

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Date(s) - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The 22nd Annual Florida Classic Presented by Ford, BB&T and Breakthru Beverage is pleased to announce its lineup of happenings for the three-day event that will take place November 16-18, 2017. Since its inception 22 years ago, the Florida Classic has netted nearly $8.8 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, helping to fund cutting-edge research and top-quality care for cystic fibrosis patients.
The highly anticipated annual event will include:
Formerly known as the 65 Roses Gala, this year’s dinner event will debut a revamped experience, “An Intimate Evening with Jon Secada,” that will feature a performance by the GRAMMY Award-winning artist.  Guests will enjoy a warm and sophisticated atmosphere including luxurious lounge-style seating which will allow them to be front-and-center for Secada’s performance. Reserved and open seating options will be available, as well as a variety of table sizes including 2-tops, 4-tops, 6-tops, 8-tops, etc.  The overall ambiance will have the look and feel of an upscale lounge.
Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Hialeah, Jon Secada is best known for his work with Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Mandy Moore.  Secada also boasts an illustrious solo career, selling 20 million albums and topping the charts with his own style of music which fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion.
The Florida Classic is one of the largest fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s South Florida office. This year’s General Co-Chairs are Phillip DeBiasi, Heather Geronemus, Joe Hess and Gregg Snowden. The dinner chairs are Joe Batalla, Paul Sallarullo, and Johanne Marcoux. 
The schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Captains’ Meeting and Kick-Off Party
Home of Chad Moss – 1736 SE 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Captains’ Meeting, registration and angler gift package distribution
Thursday, November 16, 2017
BeachBash “50 Shades”
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale – 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
7 PM – 10 PM Enjoy open bar, hors d’oeuvres and live music by DJ Adam Foster at the ‘Sexiest Party of the Year’!
Friday, November 17, 2017
Golf Tournament “Party on the Green”
Fort Lauderdale Country Club – 415 E Country Club Cir, Fort Lauderdale
7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM Shotgun Start
1:30 PM Lunch & Awards Ceremony
Friday, November 17, 2017
“An Intimate Evening with Jon Secada”
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale – 1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
7 PM Open bar and silent auction
8 PM Dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Fishing Tournament
Boats leave from and return to any inlet in between Government Cut and Lake Worth
8 AM Lines In
3 PM Lines Out
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Fishing Tournament Awards Reception
15th Street Fisheries – 1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
5:30 PM –  7:30 PM Open bar and hors d’oeuvres
Cocktails for all events are graciously provided by Breakthru Beverage
To purchase tickets to any of the Florida Classic events, for additional information, or to make a donation, please visit www.floridaclassic.eventscff.org. You can also contact the South Florida Office of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 954-739-5006. Visit our Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/CFFFLClassic and www.facebook.com/BeachBashCFF.