The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is proud to announce truly a one-of-a-kind live auction item for the 2013 Great Futures Gala featuring Martin Sheen. The prize live auction item will be an Award Winning Arabian Stallion named Jet (pictures & show record below), donated by Marilyn Hoffman of Hoffman International Properties/Magnificent Properties. When asked why she chose Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee as the recipient, she said “I chose the Boys and Girls Club as I have been a big supporter of the Boys and Girls Club in Broward County, attending many events there and making one of the biggest donations of an Arabian gelding to their auction.” Ms. Hoffman is planning on flying in from Dallas, TX to Nashville, TN to attend the Great Futures Gala herself.
Jet is one of the top show horses in the country. In addition to being a Supreme Halter Champion, he has won in Native Costume, Country English Pleasure, Western and Hunter. At the New Mexico State Fair he was first in Mounted Native Costume and Hunter Pleasure. At the Cowtown Classic Show he was first in Mounted Native Costume and was also Champion. At the Oklahoma State Fair he was shown in 8 classes and won first and Champion in every class including the Stallion Breeding Championship.
Jet has also sired champions including:
- · Jazzabelle Jett was first at the AHAAS Fall Classic in HA Mare Breeding AT Halter.
- · Jetts Blackjack has a National Title – Top Ten at the Sport Horse National Championship in Dressage. Also a Regional Top 5 title
Jett is known as an easy breeder and crosses well with Arabians and Half Arabians He is also known for producing black stallions.
Non-Gala attendee bidders can bid on Jet and other auction items until noon April 25th at the links provided below. The leading bid will be the starting bid at the Gala. The winning bidder does NOT have to be present to win. S/he can set a maximum absentee bid on the auction website and an auction spotter will bid for them at the Gala, up to their maximum absentee bid amount. If a bidder wishes to use a live absentee bidder (on the phone with them) instead during the auction, s/he will need to call John at 615.983.6842 and arrange that by Wednesday, April 24th at noon.
Additional new silent & live auction items are added daily to the online bidding site including:
1) Trip for 8 to Play del Carmen, Mexico
2) Martin Sheen Autographed Headshot & Autographed Complete West Wing DVD Series
3) Lasik Surgery for Both Eyes
4) Multiple Restaurant and Entertainment Packages
5) Jewelry and much, much more…
General Bidding Link for ALL Items – www.biddingforgood.com/greatfuturesgala
Bidding Link for Jet, Award Winning Arabian Stallion –
Bidding Link for Lasik Surgery for Both Eyes –
Bidding Link for Trip for 8 to Play del Carmen, Mexico –
Bidding Link for Martin Sheen Autographed Headshot & Autographed Complete West Wing DVD Series –
About the Great Futures Gala
The Great Futures Gala is Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee’s largest annual fundraising event. Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs bring one of Hollywood’s top talent to the Nashville stage to provide an opportunity for Club members (ages 5 to 18) to see a ‘star’ who will perform in their honor and give their supporters an up-close glimpse into the star’s personal and professional life. This one-of-a- kind event truly is an ultimate night out rewarding 45 of their best kids including the 2013 Middle Tennessee Youth of the Year. Approximately 450 business executives, community and civic leaders, government officials and donors will attend the 2013 event. For more information visit www.GreatFuturesGala.com
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (Franklin & Fairview Clubhouses)
For more than 110 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT) has enabled all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Annually, more than 2,000 youth walk through the doors of the five Middle Tennessee Boys & Girls Clubs. Clubs are located in Davidson & Williamson counties, including more than 500 kids at the Franklin & Fairview Clubhouses. Clubs provide a safe place, professional caring staff, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Learn more at www.bgcmt.org or follow us at www.twitter.com/bgcmt or www.facebook.com/GreatFuturesStartHere.