Tickets, sponsorships available for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Culinary and Travel Extravaganza, Wanderlust 2017

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Tickets, sponsorships available for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Culinary and Travel Extravaganza, Wanderlust 2017

Early registration ends Jan. 31

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) 28th annual Wanderlust, a culinary and travel auction extravaganza that supports FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management. Produced by students within FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management, the event will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers. Following the Wanderlust event, an After Party will also be held at HeadPinz in Fort Myers from 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. Proceeds will benefit students within FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management through scholarships, conferences and training opportunities for students.

Tickets to the Wanderlust 2017 event are $200. Through Jan. 31, early registration pricing is available for $225 for both the Wanderlust event and After Party, and $100 for School of Resort & Hospitality Management alumni for the Wanderlust event and After Party. Beginning Feb. 1, ticket pricing will be $250 for both the Wanderlust event and After Party, and $150 for School of Resort & Hospitality Management alumni.

FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management educates students to be leaders in the resort, hospitality and golf industries, boasting one of the best placement opportunities within the region. Funds raised during the Wanderlust event through raffles, games, silent and live auction packages and sponsorships will benefit students within this program.

Diamond sponsorship is available at $25,000, which includes prominent sponsor recognition, 20 tickets for the Wanderlust event and After Party, and more. Additional sponsorship opportunities include the platinum sponsorship for $10,000, gold sponsorship for $5,000 and table sponsorship $3,000, and include sponsor recognition, 10 tickets to the Wanderlust event and After Party and more. In-kind sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To learn more about the Wanderlust 2017 event, or for more information on sponsorships, ticket purchase and auction donations, visit www.FGCUWanderlust.org or email wanderlust@fgcu.edu.

About the School of Resort & Hospitality Management at Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management provides many opportunities for students to experience and learn about all aspects of the hospitality industry. This specialized degree program, which began offering classes in 2003, is the culmination of resort industry leaders working on behalf of the University to design and offer a degree program that is tailored to the dynamic and complex needs of the premier resorts in Southwest Florida. The 120-credit curriculum meets the challenge by marrying traditional hotel, food and beverage education with resort management, marketing and technology education. The Herbert J. Sugden Hall first opened to students in the fall of 2008. The 37,000-square-foot hospitality facility offers hands-on learning for School of Resort & Hospitality Management students and features wine and food demonstration labs, a multi-function ballroom, meeting rooms, lobby, concierge desk, pedagogical food production kitchen, indoor golf simulator and club repairs labs, prototype spa laboratory and traditional classrooms. To learn more, visit www.FGCU.edu/CoB/RHMBS.