VERO BEACH — It’s time once again to get In The Ruff. This annual event benefits H.A.L.O. Rescue and Stray No More, Inc. and will be held once again at the beautiful Indian River Club in Vero Beach on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20.
Kicking off the event will be a Friday night poolside cocktail party beginning at 6:30 p.m., with entertainment provided by the fun and quirky band, The Dog Bones, a six piece professional sextet, comprised of four trombones, tuba, and percussion.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening, along with a cash bar. At 7 p.m. there will be a police K-9 demonstration – and if you have never seen one, you are missing quite an impressive exhibition of talent and teeth. Tickets to the cocktail party are $35.
Saturday morning, August 20, the golf tournament begins with a continental breakfast and registration at 8 a.m. Tournament format is a four-man scramble teeing-off at 9 a.m., followed by an all you can eat barbeque. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more. Player entry fee is $100 per player.
Reservations are required for the cocktail party and golf tournament.
The public is also invited to attend the on-site adoption event featuring pets of all shapes and sizes and a low cost vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday hosted by The Florida Veterinary League.
Sponsors, players, auction item donors and volunteers are encouraged to participate. Several levels of sponsorship are available, in addition to personalized tee signs for $50. Tee signs may feature a company name, favorite pet’s photo or other individualized message.
H.A.L.O. Rescue, the only no-kill animal shelter in Indian River County, is dedicated to providing a safe haven for abused and abandoned animals waiting to find a new home. Stray No More, Inc. is a volunteer organization committed to reducing the stray animal population through a low cost spay/neuter program. All profits will directly assist animals and residents of Indian River County and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For more information or to RSVP for any of the events, call Kim Kern at 772-360-9294 or Linda Kline at 772-321-0961.