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November 05, 2008

Wade Boggs to host Fishermen's Ball to reel in cure for kids' cancer

The event will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation

 Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs will host this year's Fishermen's Ball Friday, November 14 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. 
 
Presented by Mercedes-Benz and the Suncoast Dealers, (Crown Eurocars, Lokey Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz of Tampa), The Fishermen's Ball is the official start to the 11th Annual Mercury Grand Slam Celebrity Fishing Tournament, presented by Nestle Purina PetCare. Benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF) the ball starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Palm Court Ballroom, with guests enjoying a four course wine pairing dinner, along with an incredible live and silent auction.
 
Highlights of this year's auction include a one year lease on a 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 350; a 7-day fly fishing trip to Patagonia, Argentina donated by Loop Fly Tackle & Adventures; an adorable puppy from All About Puppies with one year's supply of dog food from Purina; and a hand carved, hand finished cherry wood wine credenza from KVM Enterprises.
 
Other celebrities joining Wade Boggs for The Fishermen's Ball include former Lightning Captain Dave Andreychuk, former Lightning Coach John Tortorella, fishing legend Stu Apte, fishing captain and two-time cancer survivor James Brown, marine artist and program cover designer Vaughn Cochran, and astronaut Bruce Melnick.
 
Tickets to The Fishermen's Ball are $200 per person or $2,000 for a table of 10 and can be purchased by calling the Pediatric Cancer Foundation at 813-269-0955.  For more information log on to www.fastercure.org <http://www.fastercure.org/> .
 
At the November 15-16 Mercury Grand Slam Celebrity Fishing Tournament, top anglers will team with celebrities, leaving from the docks of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, fishing for redfish, snook and trout, to reel in a cure for childhood cancer.