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Have you bought your gala tickets? Let's start planning your evening...
Outstanding live auction packages await.
March 14, 2017

Tickets on sale now!

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Live Auction Package Sneak Peek:


Casa Piazza Oceanfront Villa Getaway

Relax & enjoy 7 nights at the luxury 8,000 sq. ft. villa of Casa Piazza in Manzanillo, Mexico. Located in the exclusive ocean front community of LaPunta. Casa Piazza is easy to get to but you may not want to leave once you're there. Your getaway will include: A fully staffed villa including your own Private Chef, House Manager, Maids, Houseman and off-site House Administrator. 5 Full bedrooms with private balconies & 6.5 Baths. Ideal for 5 couples or two families with kids.



punchboards-A.jpgPunch your way to a prize!

The punchboards are back this year and better than ever.

If you'd love to win a GoPro, Twins tickets, restaurant and shopping gift cards, wine/liquor baskets and goodies, be sure to purchase your $50 or $100 opportunity to punch your way to an awesome prize. You're guaranteed to win!

Punchboards are sponsored by Jacobs Trading Inc. and the Groves Academy Board of Trustees.


Don't forget the SUPER Silent Auction...

Not only will there be a silent auction, you can't miss our SUPER silent auction.

It features many unique items which include a shopping day in the North Loop, Twins suite, magnums of wine, a get-away to St. Simon's Island, and custom made Adirondack chairs.

More teasers to come!


This year's amazing line-up is sure to be a big hit and great success.

web-mark-rosen.jpgWCCO's Mark Rosen will emcee the evening. 



tim-bg-half.jpgComedian and award-winning professor, Tim Clue is the featured keynote speaker. Challenged by ADHD and dyslexia as a young man, Tim is an award-winning communications and speech professor as well as a published playwright, theatrical director, and comedian.

Other highlights of the evening include a cocktail reception with pre-dinner experiences like punchboards, a wine toss, silent auction and more. An elegant dinner and dessert will be served before moving on to the program, followed by an exciting live auction and ending the evening with live entertainment from PopRocks


Sponsor the Gala!

Sponsor the Gala! Click below to check out the sponsorship opportunities available for the 40th Annual Groves gala. Groves provides a unique partnership offering for businesses and families to support the work Groves does while maximizing their potential for exposure in our community.  

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Presenting Sponsor


We are proud to announce our 40th Annual Groves Academy Scholarship Gala presenting sponsor is Wagner Spray Tech Corporation.

Join Wagner in sponsoring our Gala! 


Are you looking for ways to help out? 

Silent Auction: We are looking for additional items to fill the silent auction. This can be gift cards, sports memorabilia, vacations, foodie items, hotel stays, sports tickets, concert tickets, spa day, etc. Contact Ashley for more info.  

Live Auction: We are looking for great packages to add to the Live Auction. Examples are trips, chef's tables, one of a kind experiences, sports packages, etc. Contact Becky for more info. 

Volunteer: Volunteers are needed help set up before the event and to run registration, silent auction, and punchboards the evening of the gala. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jamie for more info.   

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