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Silent auction raises money for mission trip

Published: May 22nd, 2013

Category: Community Outreach, Events, Features, News

To raise money for the upcoming dental mission trip to Guatemala, the Christian Dental Society is hosting a silent auction on May 22 and 23, 2013.

Auction items include an 8 day stay at an exotic Belize vacation condo (, an autographed football donated by Tim Tebow especially for this event, memberships to Gainesville Health and Fitness, a photography package, a spa package and a variety of gift cards to local restaurants and businesses around Gainesville.

The auction will be held from 9 a.m. on May 22 to 4 p.m. on May 23 in the University of Florida College of Dentistry Office of Education, D3-11.

Can’t make it to campus those days? No problem! Email your bid and contact information to

Below is a list of auction items, their value and starting bids.

belizeVacation in Belize

7 night 8 day stay at sunset pointe condo in Belize for four people at the Sea house building unit 2 pool front. Expiration date is May 23, 2014, booking subject to availability, so book early! For more information visit

Value: $1,750        Starting bid: $900


Tim Tebow-signed Collectors Football

2006, 2008 national championship collector series football autographed by our very own Heisman trophy winning Tim Tebow.

Value:$350             Starting bid: $200


Photography Session

Family Portrait session valued at $190 plus $150 in print credit by Footstone photography in Haile Village

Value: $340            Starting bid: $175


Haile Village Salon & Spa package

$100 of varied Paul Mitchell Products and a $75 gift card towards services or other products at Haile Village Salon and Spa.

Value: $175            Starting bid: $80


Gainesville Health and Fitness

Four-month membership that can be used by you (for the whole duration) or with a group of friends (maximum 4 individuals for one month)

Value: $200           Starting bid: $80


Dining out package

Gift cards to: Sabore ($25), Haile Village Bistro ($25), Napolatono’s (Dinner for two), and Olive Garden ($15)

Value: $100            Starting bid: $40


Fresh food and Ice cream package

Gift cards to: Fresh Market ($50) and d’Lites (1 large ice cream cake)

Value: $70             Starting bid: $30