Each February, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park hosts an incredibly island elegant Gala at an exquisite villa. It is truly one of the best events of the year on St. John and the evening filled with fun goes to a great cause: The preservation and protection of St. John’s environmental and cultural resources. Well, this year, due to event restrictions and the rise of Omicron that beautiful gala has gone virtual once again. But, this way, all of YOU can play along in support of our beautiful park with the chance to win some amazing prizes!
So, I’m not going to get super into the AMAZING work that this incredible organization does. But, Friends VINP just released their first ever Impact Report outlining the work that they do and some highlights from the past year. The report is jam packed with GREAT information about the park and projects going on and filled with a lot of feel good stuff. I encourage all of you to take a look at it when you have some free time to get up to date on the happenings with Caneel Bay, sea turtles, trail clearing, native plant restoration and more!
Now, back to those prizes. This year, there are FOUR ways to play!
- The Online Auction- There are over 30 items in the auction catalog that are begging for your bid! Registration is free so go ahead and sign up today to view the catalog and do a little online “shopping” in support of the Park! A few notable items worth a mention are:
- Sailing & Supper with Virgin Magic Charters and Home Made Meals to Go
- A SIX NIGHT STAY at The Fred on St. Croix!
- A family photo shoot with Yelena Rogers Photography
- Strings, Sails and Sunsets- a private sunset sail on Second Chance with IslandGirlMusic- Erin Hart
- An overnight stay at La Vita Villa with dinner catered by St. John Catering, wine pairings by Caribbean Wine Club and music provided by Chasing Hues
- A Romantic Weekend Beachfront Getaway
- Seven nights of dining gift certificates
- And more!!! Register today to view the full catalog!
- The Golden Ticket Raffle – One $100 raffle ticket could win you five strands of Yellow Sapphire faceted beads strung on an 18k yellow gold handmade clasp. Each strand ends with an 18ky handmade bead. The clasp is set with natural color Diamonds on this multi strand necklace that is known as an Indian wedding necklace, made and donated by R&I PATTON goldsmithing. Retail value: $4,990
- The Lovango Experience Raffle- For $50 per ticket, yoou can enter to win a magical escape to the Lovango Beach Club to lounge poolside in a cabana with 5 friends. This package valued at $1,400 includes:
- Cabana for up to six (6) guests
- Roundtrip transportation for up to six (6) guests from either STJ or STT
- Welcome bottle of prosecco
- The Gala Raffle- Tickets for this one are just $25 a pop or five for $100 and there are SO MANY great prizes on this list!!! Sunset sails, dining certificates, activities, jewelry, art and more! View the full list of prizes and buy your raffle tickets today!
The raffle tickets are on sale until Monday, February 28 at 3PM and the auction closes at the same time. So, head on over to the Friends VINP gala website to enter, or bid, for a chance to win some incredible prizes and experiences.