The 17th Annual Spirit of SRVS, presented by Sedgwick and Wanda and John Barzizza, entertained more than 800 guests at the Hilton Memphis on Saturday, August 1. The event grossed more than $190,000 through ticket sales, auction items, sponsorships and donations.
More than 30 restaurants and vendors were present and gave guests a variety of delicious appetizers, desserts and wines to taste. The Company d Dancers performed for their 14th time. SRVS Star Performers rocked the house with a dance to "Uptown Funk," and SRVS Kids & Families graduate Rachel Mast gave a special presentation entitled “I Love My Life.”
A ‘spirited’ bid battle took place in the live auction over Lisa Dick’s commemorative artwork, “Making the World a Bigger Place,” with the winning bid going for $6,500. Due to the battle, Lisa Dick offered to paint an additional commemorative artwork to the second highest bidder, if he agreed to match the winning bid. The offer was gladly accepted.After a brief intermission, the auction floor was cleared away to reveal a dance floor for patrons with a concert by the band, The King Beez. The band kept many on the dance floor well into the night.
Special thanks to sponsors, auction donors, community volunteers, Spirit of SRVS Chairs and Committee Members, SRVS Board of Directors, SRVS staff and people supported.