Camp Courageous Pineapple Gala, Aug. 19

     The 39th Annual Pineapple Gala will be Friday, Aug. 19 at the downtown Cedar Rapids Double Tree Hotel beginning at 6 p.m. This is one of Iowa’s largest charity silent and live auctions with hundreds of items available for bid. The silent auction includes everything from wine and golf packages; Hawkeye, Cyclone, and UNI packages; to numerous themed baskets. Highlights of the live auction are a weeklong stay at a lovely home in the mountains of Colorado, a condo on Cape Cod, and a lot more. To view the auction items, visit

     This year’s Pineapple Gala honors Steve and Jan Supple of Cascade who have been volunteering at Camp Courageous for over 30 years.

     An exceptional Hawaiian dinner, entertainment, and a door prize of a trip for two to Hawaii are planned for this year’s Gala. Justin Roberts, Andy Petersen, and Honorary Camp Courageous Board Member Ralph Palmer will emcee the event. Tickets are $60 each or a table of 10 for $600. Auction items can be donated, or tickets can be obtained through Camp by calling Charlie Becker at 319-465-5916 ext. 2100 or by e-mailing


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