Float the Boat
Artist Boat’s Annual Fundraiser
2019 Honoree West Galveston Island Property Owners Association
Help Float the Boat
Save the Date to Celebrate Artist Boat’s 16th birthday! The annual Float the Boat Fundraiser and Gala will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, from 6-9:30pm, at the Trolley Station in Galveston.
Artist Boat is thrilled to have served over 140,000 participants and to have conserved 690 acres of land on Galveston Island. Join us on November 16th and help to continue to Float the Boat!
Purchase Event Tickets and Raffle Tickets
Raffle Tickets for this year’s Kayak Raffle of a 13’6″ Viking Kayak Profish 400 are available. You can purchase Raffle Tickets online by clicking the button below, calling or in person at the Artist Boat office (409) 770-0722 or at MOD Coffeehouse, or by mail. Mail a check to Artist Boat, P.O.Box 16019, Galveston, TX, 77552. The kayak can be seen live and in person at MOD, 21216 Postoffice Street in downtown Galveston. We appreciate Ryan Ford of Viking Kayaks for his generous donation of the blue and yellow Profish. See the actual kayak on our facebook page.
Profish 400 – Light Weight Fishing Kayak
A great fishing kayak that is big on performance without compromising on stability, at home on coastal waters and inland waters. The Profish 400 is a great all-rounder and at only 26kg it is easy to manage on land as well as on the water!
Donate to the Auction
Donate an Item
It is our sincere wish that your business would join Artist Boat at Float the Boat again in 2019 by donating an auction item. The event is famous for having the BEST SILENT AUCTION in Galveston. Each item is presented with a labeled bid sheet to assist bidders in knowing what the item is exactly and what business was generous with offering the item for the auction. We are happy to arrange for a volunteer to pick up your auction item. We welcome any questions you may have about Artist Boat, Float the Boat, or how your auction item may be utilized for the live auction.
Download the Auction Donation form by clicking the button below.
Become a Sponsor
Please join us as a sponsor for our upcoming annual Float the Boat fundraiser as we honor The West Galveston Island Property Association’s steadfast support of Artist Boat and our promise to protect the Gulf Coast through land conservation and fun, educational, inspiring adventures that spark creativity, awareness, and action. We hope you will partner with us through the donation of an item for our live or silent auctions. Proceeds from the auctions are a significant portion of revenue from Float the Boat, and we deeply appreciate every donation.
As always, your name, or the name of your business, will be recognized at the event, but this year, ALL items received before September 12th will also receive acknowledgement on the invitation, poster, press release, and website for Float the Boat 2019. Please click on the link below to access the Agreement form and to view the different sponsorship levels available:
You can enroll as a sponsor online by clicking the “Purchase Tickets” button above and choosing “Become a Sponsor”.
Click the button below to download the Float the Boat Sponsorship Agreement Packet.
Thank you 2019 Sponsors
Ocean Going Whales – $7,500 Sysco, West Galveston Island Property Owners Association
Coastal and Marine Stewards – $5,000 Dr. Megan Greenfield & Dr. Garrett Johnson, Kelly Kelley, Sheridan & Perry Lorenz
Island Conservationists – $3,000 Del Papa Distributing Company, Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust, Keith & Julie Little, Richard & Martha Peake, Scott & Donna Weaver
Marine Scientists – $1,500 Bucks Catering, Valerie Cone, Edythe Harvey, M.D., Ben and Janet Hock, Jr., Thomas & Ann Kelsey, Roberta K. Randall Charitable Foundation, Susan Walker In Memory of Rick Benson, Doug Little and Bonnie White, Dwight Wolf
Nature Artists – $750 Alligator Handshake, Al and Jeanne Alsup, Nancy & Darryl Greenfield, Robert and Kimberly Krischner, Jennie and Matt Nicholls, Norbert C. and Beth Roobaert, Viking Kayaks
Friends – $300 Stanley and Jonni Almoney, Bets Anderson, Jodie Bevill, Terry Boudreaux and David Trolley, Armin & Gail Cantini, John and Nancy Davis, Deborah & Bob Dolgin, Frost Bank, Kari and Jeffrey Gifford, Judy Glasiter and Richard Orange, Michael McNeely, Dr. Randolph & Kelly Bailey, Sally Robinson & Kathy Tiernan, Jerry & Ruth Suhler