Date(s) - Saturday, November 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coral Springs Marriott Hotel
Nestled in the northwest corner of Broward County, the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital (SNC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, treats and rehabilitates over 750 native animals a year and teaches children and adults about the importance of South Florida’s unique environment and the many species it contains. To continue this important mission, the SNC is hosting its major fund raiser of the year on November 10, 2018 at 6pm at the elegant Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club and Conference Center, 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard, Coral Springs, FL.
The “Moonlight Magic Gala” will be a lovely and lively night with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner and entertainment. The wonderful silent and live auction items include a Zulu Nyala Game Lodge South African Photo Safari for two, golf outings, hotel stays and gift certificates to many restaurants and attractions. This event truly has something for everyone to support this important cause.
Special guest speaker Kristi Krueger, Local 10 anchor, will add to the excitement of the evening as she has just returned from the South African Safari purchased at the Sawgrass Nature Center’s benefit last year.
Sponsorships, ad space, item donations and tickets are available for businesses and individuals to support the environmental education efforts and the treatment and rehabilitation of over 750 wild native animals per year. Packets can be obtained on the SNC website, sawgrassnaturecenter.org, or by calling 954-752-9453. Additional information available HERE.
Started in 1995, SNC founder Joan Kohl, realized that in western Broward County, where she lived, many caring individuals were unable to drive the long distances to the few facilities available to save a wild native animal. She then approached the City of Coral Springs to determine their willingness to partner to create a wildlife hospital and environmental learning center located in the City. They were willing to donate the use of 5 acres of land in Sportsplex Park and the dream took on life and became the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital which has been open to the public since 2006.
A visit to the Sawgrass Nature Center will offer a close up view of many different animals that either have permanent injuries or are exotic species that can’t be released. Although the wildlife rehabilitation area is off limits to the general public since it is hoped that these animals will be returned to the wild, a TV in the lobby of the visitor center gives the public a peak into the tireless care and effort that the SNC staff and volunteers devote to the animals in need.