Tickets available to April 21 dinner and auction at Grandezza to benefit the Junior Achievement CEO Academy

Tickets are available to the Breaking Par for Junior Achievement dinner and auction on Sunday, April 21 from 5:15 – 8:15 p.m. at the Club at Grandezza. The dinner and auction will follow the sold-out Breaking Par Golf Tournament, and proceeds from the tournament, dinner and auction will benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s CEO Academy, a week-long business school summer camp held for rising high school juniors and seniors in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University.  

The event includes a silent auction featuring more than 35 sought-after Southwest Florida experiences and preferred golf courses, to include getaways at Tween Waters Inn and Resort, The Inn at Pelican Bay, and the Inn on Fifth in Naples, Fla. and golf courses including Mediterra, Talis Park, Pelican Sound, and several others. The live auction event, hosted by charity auctioneer Scott Robertson, will feature several getaways and experiences including a two-day astronaut training experience at Cape Canaveral and two-night stay in Cocoa Beach, Fla., a Napa Valley wine collectors weekend for two, a five-night stay in the Dominican Republic for six at a private three-bedroom villa to include a foursome of golf at the world-renowned Teeth of the Dog course, and a walk down the red carpet for two including tickets to the Emmy Awards and a two-night stay in Los Angeles.

To attend the dinner and auction, visit the events page at Tickets to the dinner and auction are $40 per person.    

Lead sponsors for the event include the title sponsor for the Tournament, 21st Century Oncology, and the “CEO Academy Program” sponsor is Crawford Landscaping. Additional sponsors are Val Ward Cadillac, SunTrust, Scanlon Auto Group, Beef 'O' Brady's, Audi Jaguar of Fort Myers, Downing Frye Realty, Inc. - Thomas Hintz; Florida Home Realty - Julie Barocas & Abe Rahaim; Ragain Financial, Inc. - Christopher Ragain; Prudential Florida Realty - Alan B. Levi, P.A.; Lake Dental Clinic - Alan & Judy Wallace; Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. - Orlando & Mary Jo Sorrento; Robert Alan Pisa, P.A. - Bob Pisa; Collins Vision - Dr. Michael Collins; Premier Services - Russ Skulina; Rich Matthews Insurance Agency, Inc. - Rich Matthews; CWB Management Services, Inc. - Carl Bierbaum; Michael Burke Realtor - D. Michael Burke; Terry & Tammy Renner, U.S. Trust, Jo Anna Bradshaw, Dr. Mark Rubin

Millennium Search, Stahlman Landscaping and Ferguson Fire & Fabrication.

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 129 individual area operations reach more than 4 million students in the U.S., with an additional 5.7 million students served by operations in 122 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or


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