Guy Harvey delighted participants at annual fundraiser
Dr. Guy Harvey served as this year's honorary chair for the Friends of Rookery Bay's Batfish Bash for the Bay where nearly 200 guests danced and dined under the stars. In addition to posing for photos and providing autographs to guests Dr. Harvey also donated several items for the auction, including an original framed print, "Sledgehammer."
Batfish Bash for the Bay 2013
Join us for Olde Florida fare, live music and dancing, and live and silent auctions offering amazing getaways and exclusive experiences.
Saturday, March 16
6:30 to 10 p.m.
"We are honored that Guy Harvey has joined us in this capacity and will attend our signature event," said David C. Gordley, Batfish Bash chairman and Friends of Rookery Bay board member. "People throughout southwest Florida are familiar with his artwork that depicts many species found in local waters and that celebrates fishing, boating, conservation and other recreational activities enjoyed by people in our community. It's a natural tie-in with the work done at Rookery Bay to protect our environment."
A resident of Grand Cayman, Harvey combines his artistic talents with his background as a marine biologist, diver, photographer and angler to create marine wildlife art with an unmatched authenticity and visual appeal.
Self-taught, Harvey's artistic roots can be traced back to his childhood in Jamaica, where he spent many hours fishing and diving with his father along the island's south coast. His obsession with the creatures of the sea inspired early drawings of the many different fish he observed.
The Batfish Bash features Olde Florida fare by Russell's Clambakes and Cookouts, dancing to the Raiford Starke Band, and live and silent auctions. The Patron Party on Feb. 28 at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a private sunset cruise.
Proceeds from the Batfish Bash support youth science education, environmental research activities and community outreach programs provided by the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Tickets to the Batfish Bash are $175.
Corporate sponsorships are also available.
For more information, call 239-417-6310 x409.
Details from the 2012 event
We were excited to present this 3rd annual celebration on March 24, 2012, in support of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
We welcomed more guests and raised more money than last year, thanks to the generosity of our supporters! These funds will help with youth science education, research activities and outreach programs.