Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Charleston RiverDogs ninth annual Hot Stove Banquet on Feb. 1 featuring Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is right around the corner. The banquet highlights both a live and silent auction benefiting the Medical University of South Carolina Storm Eye Institute and baseball programs at The Citadel, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern.
The event will be held at the Marriott on Lockwood Boulevard, with several items up for bid in the live auction:
Wild Dunes Package
– One-night stay in a Run of the House Condominium at Wild Dunes Resort;
– Breakfast for four at the Sea Island Grill;
– Golf for four at the Harbor Course;
– Four-course dinner for two (includes wine pairings) at 17 North Roadside Kitchen
MINI Cooper Package
– Use of convertible MINI Cooper for a weekend;
– Two- night stay at TIDES on Folly Beach;
– $50 gift card to Blu Restaurant;
– Paddle Boarding Safari Tour provided by SUP Safaris
Lowcountry Valentine’s Escape Package
– One-night stay at the Francis Marion Hotel;
– Two front orchestra seats for the Charleston Symphony;
– Dinner at the Charleston Grill;
– Bottle of wine.
Sweetheart Deal Package
– One-night stay at Church Street Inn;
– Carriage tour, ghost tour
– Dinner for two, bottle of wine.
Edisto Beach House
– One week in Edisto Beach house; house sleeps 16, screened-in porch, sun deck, outside shower.
Executive Chef Matthew Niessner
– Dinner for eight guests in your home prepared by Matthew Niessner, executive chef of Hall’s Chophouse;
– Music played by solo guitarist David Archer.
New York Trip
– Two Legends Club tickets at Yankee Stadium;
– Two VIP tickets to watch a live taping of the “Colbert Report;”
– Broadway show
Northern California Vacation Package
– Two-night stay at the Ledson Hotel in Sonoma;
– Private wine tasting for two at the Ledson Winery & Vineyards
– Two-night stay at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe;
– Two tickets for San Francisco Giants home game.
Items up for bid during the silent auction:
– Many autographed sports memorabilia items, including a Wade Boggs autographed jersey, Chipper Jones autographed baseball, Bill Murray autographed baseball, and more.
– Four 30-minute pitching lessons with Jeff Ridgway (former Atlanta Braves pitcher and currently with the Washington Nationals organization);
– Week stay in the Sky High Mountain Home overlooking scenic Sapphire Valley, N.C.; Several golf packages.
Reception begins at 6 p.m. with autograph and photo session, and then dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person, or tables with preferred seating for 10 individuals are available for $650.
All tickets include dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. Before the Hot Stove Banquet, there will also be a private Meet-and-Greet. Those interested in the Meet and Greet may bid on the opportunity online at www.riverdogs.com.