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Mark your calendar for PAL’s 13th annual online auction

Palmetto Animal League’s most important annual fundraiser has gained quite a following over the years – and for good reason.

The Bid for PAL Online Auction will take place from Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8 a.m. through Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m., offering a wide variety of items donated by animal-loving businesses. The auction includes many of our area’s most popular products and services, including golf rounds at renowned clubs, restaurant certificates, relaxing getaways, clothing, jewelry, home décor, and more. Participants look forward to this once-a-year, virtual shopping experience, knowing they are helping save homeless animals with each bid they make.

“It’s fun to check back and see all the new items being donated by big-hearted Lowcountry businesses,” says return bidder Polly Sten. “It feels good to browse and plan your bids knowing every penny will go to help save another animal waiting for a lifeline.”

The Bid for PAL Online Auction is a shopper’s paradise, with all the proceeds going to provide medical treatment, dedicated care, and lots of love for the homeless pets at PAL’s no kill adoption center in Okatie. New items are being added to their online catalog every day, so PAL encourages everyone to start browsing today at www.PALauction.org.

Pickleball clinic coming for teachers, ADs

The Sea Islands Pickleball Club is hosting a Pickleball clinic for northern Beaufort County elementary physical education teachers and athletic directors from 9 to 11 a.m., August 10 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club. Sixteen elementary schools have been invited to participate. Club members are volunteering to assist with registration, snacks and instruction.
USA Pickleball Association offers a “youth program provider” membership for schools. Through this program, USAPA provides free lesson plans, free videos and reduced cost for equipment to the school. Sponsors have been located for each participating Beaufort County elementary school north of the Broad River.

Sea Islands Pickleball Club believes this clinic will aid in the growth of junior participation in Pickleball within the schools.

Purple Heart meeting set for Aug. 15

The Jimmie Leach Chapter of the Purple Heart will hold a meeting at noon, August 15 at AMVETS Post 70 in Port Royal. 

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