Ocean Palms PTO to hold ‘Groovin’ on the Tee’ fundraiser


The Seventh Annual “Groovin’ on the Tee” fundraiser will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday April 15 at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.

Sponsored by the Ocean Palms Elementary PTO, the event will include dinner, live entertainment and both live and silent auctions. The night will “tee-off” with a special performance from local favorite, The Chris Thomas Band. Featuring a “Sinatra to Soul” sound, The Chris Thomas Band aims to bring big band music back into the mainstream for all to enjoy.

A highlight of the evening will be the silent and live auctions featuring a variety of themed gift baskets, memorable experiences and big ticket items. Themed baskets include Star Wars, Gourmet Cooking, Legos and more. Popular “experience” auction items include a lavish personal chef dinner party and “makeovers and mimosas” by Trish McEvoy makeup artists.

Live auction items, meanwhile, will include THE PLAYERS Championship ultimate package and a famed Lauter Piano.

Title Sponsors for this year’s “Groovin’ on the Tee” include Beaches Orthodontics and Fishman Pediatric Dentistry. Over the past seven years, the Ocean Palms Elementary PTO has raised more than $175,000 to benefit the school’s educational projects.

Tickets to “Groovin’ on the Tee” are $75 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.opepto.com or contact PTO President Sheila Rice at (904) 403-7716 or sheilatavaresrice@gmail.com for more information.