Silent Auction Fundraiser


For Immediate Release


11th Annual Hope from Helen Surf Silent Auction

to Benefit Local and Global Charities

On Friday, December 4, 2015, join the local community for an amazing night of fun, food, and friends, all to support charity. The 11th Annual Hope from Helen Surf Silent Auction will take place from 
6:30-9:30pm at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The event is presented by with Tower 7 Restaurant providing delicious food for the event and an interactive photo booth hosted by Stutz Media. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated. 

Again this year, auction bidding will be done via mobile devices or online bidding, courtesy of BidPal. Visit the auction website here:  In order to bid on auction items, credit cards will need to be PRE-REGISTERED, which you can do on the website or at the registration table on the night of the event.  With mobile bidding and automatic payment if you win an item, retrieving your auction items immediately after the event is now a breeze! 

Auction items include autographed surfboards, paddle boards, local art, framed photographs, jewelry, vacation packages, skateboards, shoes, bicycles, spa packages, shopping sprees to area retailers, and many more amazing items. In addition, there will be a raffle with prizes given away throughout the event.

Hope from Helen (HFH) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit charity that supports local and global charities dedicated to health, education, the environment, animal welfare, and individuals and families in need. Since inception, over $639,000 has been raised to support local and global charities.  HFH was started in 2005 in honor of Helen Butler, who fought a courageous battle against lung and breast cancer.  Helen was the mother of owner and Sweetwater Surf Shop partner, Tony Butler.

Kelly Barnes, of Coastal Concierge, has been named Event Director again for this year’s auction. Anyone interested in donating items for the auction or raffle may contact Kelly Barnes at or 910-297-0448 or drop items off at Sweetwater Surf Shop, Surf City Surf Shop, or Annex Surf Supply in Wrightsville Beach during normal business hours. 


Donated items must be received by November 27th; items received after the 27th will be designated as raffle items.  All donations are tax deductible and a tax donation receipt will be given when the item is donated.



For more information, visit Hope From Helen on Facebook or or contact Kelly Barnes at or 910-297-0448 and Tony Butler at

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