Who Needs A Stud? Habitat’s Woman Build Project Has Martin County’s Finest Up for Auction!
Habitat for Humanity of Martin County’s most entertaining event of the year is right around the corner and it stars some of the Treasure Coast’s most charitable gentlemen.
The 4th Annual Mr. Studfinder Charity Auction takes place this Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at an elegant new venue, Willoughby Golf Club, 3001 S.E. Doubleton Drive in Stuart. Guests will enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, a silent auction, and the main event: a live auction at 7 p.m.
Contrary to belief, Mr. Studfinder is NOT a bachelor auction! However, it features a lively group of gentlemen, nominated by their peers and selected to present a valuable auction item or package for bid, valued from $300 to $5,000. Items include firefighter or sheriff for a day packages, a private cruise for up to 35 guests aboard the Schooner Lily, gourmet chef-prepared meals, private sports lessons, portrait sessions and much more.
Auctioneer Elliot Paul will serve as master of ceremonies, introducing Habitat for Humanity of Martin County’s “Stud Finders.” The 2014 lineup includes Martin County Firefighters James Ferrara, Ryan Kurish, Derek Hartman and Justin Angel; Peter Jones of StarStruck Academy and Theatre; Chef Adam Fatigate of Chef’s Table; Chef Taylor Wilson of The Gafford; Piper’s Landing Yacht and Country Club tennis pro, Cullen de Windt; tennis pro Winston Owen of the Racquet Club of Tesoro; Fred Newhart, captain of the Schooner Lily and Treasure Coast Sailing Adventures; John Meskauskas of The Flying Fish Paddle Sports; photographer Mitch Kloorfain; Michael Flaugh, landscape architect; Din Thomas, mixed martial arts champion and instructor at American Top Team Treasure Coast; chiropractor Dr. Leo Hart; and Stephen Leighton with the Martin County Sheriff’s Department.
In addition to the services and adventure packages that these studs have donated, the silent auction includes incredible prizes including an Acoustic Guitar autographed by Taylor Swift!
Tickets are $75 per person and include admission to the auction, cocktail reception and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. Proceeds will help build a home for the McIntyre Family in the Carter Park community of Indiantown.To purchase tickets,visit HabitatMartin.org or call 772-223-9940.
About Women Build
The 2014 Habitat for Humanity of Martin County Women Build home will be built for the McIntyre Family in the new community of Carter Park in Indiantown. The family is already contributing to Habitat’s sweat equity requirement of 300 volunteer hours. They will purchase the home with a no-profit loan and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat homes.
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women and girls to have fun and make a difference by building homes and communities. Women crews around the world have built thousands of homes since Women Build’s official creation in 1998. Each year, more homes are added as affiliates, donors and sponsors discover the impact of women volunteers and their resources.
About Habitat for Humanity of Martin County
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since its inception as a not-for-profit organization in 1986, Habitat has built 105 homes in Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno and Stuart. Learn more at HabitatMartin.org or call 772-223-9940.