SPJ-LA Silent Auction Offers Wide Variety, from Opera Tickets to Sports
What do Eric Gagne, Placido Domingo and Barney all have in common?
You'll find them all (sort of) in one place - Dodger Stadium!
The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional
Journalists will auction off everything from LA Opera tickets to
autographed sports memorabilia to goodies for the kids at its 31st
annual Distinguished Journalist Award banquet on Thursday, May 17.
Here's your chance to get some great deals...and help a good cause!
Here's some of what you'll find at the silent auction:
Prints by Carolyn Cole, Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times photographer
An original sketch of Anna Nicole Smith by courtroom artist Mona
Twilight Tour of the EFBC's Feline Conservation Center, where the
big cats (leopards, jaguars, etc) roam
Four field-level seats to an upcoming Dodger game
Basketball signed by the 2006-07 Los Angeles Clippers
Goulish goodies from the LA County Coroner's Office
Four tickets to the LA Opera's "Luisa Fernanda," featuring
A copy of the final edition of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner
And much, much more. Click here to see some of the other auction
SPJ-LA will honor four local journalists at this year's banquet:
Larry Altman of The Daily Breeze,
Dave Bryan of CBS 2-KCAL 9,
Eric Leonard of KFI-AM (640) and
George Skelton of the Los Angeles Times.
Veteran broadcaster Jaime Jarrin, the "Spanish-language voice
of the Dodgers," will present the keynote address.
WHAT: 31st annual Distinguished Journalist Awards banquet
WHEN: Thursday, May 17. The no-host cocktail hour and silent auction
begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Dugout Club at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave.
in Los Angeles
TICKETS: $80 for SPJ members; $90 for non-members; Tables of 10
are $800. Parking is included.
RSVP: Reservations must be received no later than Monday, May 14.
Please call (323) 259-3350 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
INFO: If you would like to place an ad in the event program or
make a donation to the silent auction, please contact Roberta Wax
at (818) 993-7027.