Please join us to celebrate 25 years of marine science education in San Luis Obispo County! Catch of the Central Coast is Saturday, September 14, 2019. Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. This year's anniversary benefit will take place in the Aquarium's new Ocean Discovery Park Outdoor Classroom in Avila Beach. Under the stars, and within the sight and sound of the sea, the event will feature a gourmet, multi-course wine dinner with seafood or non-seafood options. Enjoy wine and beer tasting pre-dinner and a champagne bar as this year's signature cocktail. Silent and Live Auctions are also part of the fundraising event. Individual tickets are $150 and a table of 8 is $1,200. Tickets on sale now My 805 Tix.
Catch of the Central Coast is a benefit for the Central Coast Aquarium, a San Luis Obispo County non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to cultivate a community dedicated to ocean stewardship through education, engagement and action. Attire is Casual Coastal Elegance and the event is entirely outdoors. Please be prepared for cool evening breezes and select comfortable footwear. Free parking is available across the street from the Aquarium on the grounds of golf course compliments of Avila Beach Golf Resort.
“This year's Catch Committee is busy planning an exciting event that will properly celebrate CCA's Silver Anniversary and 25 years of teaching marine science to school students, locals and visitors," says Executive Director, Christine Johnson.
Funds raised directly support marine science education as well as fund the operation of our public aquarium and exhibit hall. CCA relies on the funds from Catch since Aquarium admission and program fees cover only about 65% of operating expenses. Proceeds from Catch ensure the Aquarium can stay open to the public six days a week all year long, provide excellent care for the animals in our collection, and provide high quality education programs for PreK to Grade 12 students from over six counties. It's important to note that the majority of the school students we serve are from socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. Proceeds from Catch fund scholarships to ensure a diverse group of students have access to marine science learning at CCA.