Here is our list of annual fundraisers. As with all of our fundraising efforts we try our best to curb expense to ensure the money raised from each event goes directly to our MARC program. To do that we ask for private and business sponsors to help defray the costs of each event. In return for a sponsorship, you or your business logo will then be included in all advertising associated with the event you have sponsored. If you, as a private citizen or as a business would like to sponsor one of our annual funding events, please contact Gordon Ross at 305-294-9526 ext. 25.
Annual Keys Federal ReMARCable Table Top Christmas Tree Auction Tuesday, November 29th!
You know the holiday season has arrived when the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC) announces that its Keys Federal Table Top Christmas Tree Auction is ready to go. Tuesday, November 29th, previews at 5pm, auction at 7pm in the Key West Westin Resort and Marina Ballroom 20 beautifully decorated Fraser Fur trees will go to the highest bidder. The trees, all between 3 ½ to 4 ½ feet tall, will be decorated by local businesses, private residents and artists. To sponsor a tree and decorated yourself ($100) or to sponsor a tree and have MARC find a decorator for you ($250) call Gordon Ross at 305-294-9526 ext. 25.
MARC 2017 23rd Annual Master Chefs Classic - Sunday, Jannaury 29th, 2017
The ever-popular Master Chefs Classic will celebrate its 23rd anniversary on January 29th, 2017. 23 years of fabulous food and beverages - all Key West style, to support the MARC House and their life services for adults with intellectual disabilities in Monroe County. It’s a great event for a great cause! But this year we want Master Chefs to be bigger and better than ever – 21 years with 20 restaurants. . Sponsorship options, which give you some GREAT options on seating can be downloaded below. Ticket options have changed at the request of our past attendees and can be purchased on November 20th at:www.keystix.com. Tickets price breakdowns are as follows: • Food only standup $75.00 • Premium wine & food standup $100.00 • Premium Wine and Food, reserved table of 4 $600.00 • Premium Wine & Food, reserved table of 8 $1400.00 Sponsorship's of various levels with guaranteed seating are available BEFORE tickets go on sale contact: Gordon Ross for details and pricing: 305-294-9526 ext. 25. MASTER CHEFS CLASSIC 2017 WINNERS LIST: Winners at Master Chefs:The Future Chefs Awards for the Pro Start Programs:
1st Place Dolphin Bistro Marathon,
2nd Up, Key West Pro Start program,
Peoples Choice Awards:
Appetizer, Lobster Roll, Bistro 245,
Entree: Santiago Bodega Seared Scallops,
Dessert: Better Than Sex: Love Bites & Brews
Master Chefs Judges winners:
1st Place Bistro 245 - Lobster Roll
2nd Place: 2 Cents - Seared Ahi tuna
3rd Place: Rooftop Cafe - Crispy Kurobuta Pork Entrees:
1st Place: Santiagos Bodega - Seared Scallops
2nd Place: Hot Tine Roof - Citrus Braised Veal Cheeks
3rd Place: Pier House - Sake Marinated Balck Cod
1st Place: Better Than Sex: Love bites & Brews
2nd Place: Latitudes - Key Lime Mousse
3rd Place: Pier House - Havana Pie
This event has become the premier food event of the Key West season. Restaurants compete in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories providing an amazing array of incredible food for the lucky 450+ people attending. Awards are given in each category by judges and people’s choice ballots. THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR MARC.
28th Annual Al Flutie Over The Hill Sailfish Rip Off Tournament
On Tuesday, 17th 2017, captains will fire up their engines to take to the seas for this annual event in honor of Capt Al Flutie and helping raise funds for "Catch The Cure" for Cystic Fibrosis and the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC) who provide life services for Monroe County's adult intellectually disabled residents. Headquartered at the famous Ocean View Pub and Inn on Islamorada, Owner Gary Dunn and OV manager Larz's makes this annual event a huge hit with amazing food, great drinks and amazing silents auction and raffle. The Captains meeting is held on Monday, January 16th at the OV with great appetizers and the rules and regulations for the tournament reviewed for all the Captains. Contact Corrine at the MARC offices, 305-852-3282 for more information or download a registrations form from this website!
The ReMARCable Table Top Christmas Tree Auction
This annual fun filled event on Tuesday, November 29th at the Westin Resort and Marina Ballroom marks the beginning of the Key West Holiday Season with locals residents and businesses alike sponsoring and decorating incredible table top Christmas Trees for auction. Tree Previews begin at 5pm and the auction begins at 7pm. A $10 donation gives you a bidding paddle and entered into a door raffle. The crowd gathers early in The Westin Resort and Marina Ballroom to preview the trees and decide on their choice before the bidding begins. Winner bidders receive their trees that very evening wrapped and delivered to their home. To sponsor a tree as a private resident or business call Gordon Ross at 305-294-9526 ext. 25. Tree Sponsorship is $100 plus your decorations. Decorate your own tree, have a friend help you, or ask the MARC family to find a decorator for you ($200 per sponsorship to help purchase decorations if MARC is to find you a decorator).This amazing evening is fun, fast and done early making it the perfect season fundraising event to start off your holiday season. Bidding paddles are $5 and with each paddle you receive free parking for the evening. JOIN US!!
ReMARCable Pumpkin Patch
Every year the MARC pumpkin patch magically appears for young and old to enjoy at 1401 Seminary Street in the back of the MARC plant store where we sell the Christmas Trees! Bring the kids and pick out amazing gourd and pumpkins of all kinds!
THIS YEAR the patch opens on Saturday, October 1st and stays open until October 31st or when the last pumpkin is sold. For more information contact Gordon Ross at 305-294-9526 ext. 25 if you would like to help sell pumpkins or help unload them as well!!