Raising Bills, hosted by Kristen and David Salazar of Casa Vieja Lodge (CVL), has become one of the most highly anticipated events during the Miami International Boat Show. Industry leaders and VIP guests flowed in, immediately eyeing the incredible TBF raffle, which included items from Yeti, Costa, and Hook & Tackle. Guests mingled and chatted about the day’s events over craft beers, wine, and appetizers.
This year, CVL turned the event up a notch, adding a silent auction and an exciting live auction to the night’s festivities. Partygoers were thrilled by the incredible silent auction items available, including features from Yeti, Costa, Cummins, Contender Boats, Garmin, Moyes Lures, and more! The live auction roused everyone in the room, as prizes from Ridge Murphy, Jimbo Thomas, CVL, and even a South African safari trip with Daggaboy Safaris were vied for by bidders! The event, sponsored by Cummins, Sportsman’s Adventures, Contender, Bob Hewes Boats, Yeti and Costa, benefitted The Billfish Foundation’s billfish and sportfishing conservation programs. Good conservationn is a closely intertwined with the boating and recreational fishing industries. The evening raised a staggering nearly $15,000 for billfish conservation, for which TBF is enormously grateful to Casa Vieja Lodge and the Salazars for making it a reality!