Debi is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Debi’s Kids, WCSC’s community outreach project to provide holiday gifts for children at Christmas. Last year Debi’s Kids helped provide Christmas gifts for over 5,000 children in the Tri-County. This year, Debi’s Kids is focusing on active toys, gifts, and sporting goods to keep lowcountry children physically fit.
Each luncheon will feature a silent and live auction of autographed wine bottles from the Robert Maguire autograph collection of legendary celebrities in music, sports, entertainment, business and politics. Proceeds from the autograph auction will benefit Debi's Kids. There are autographs from Jack Nicklaus, Charlton Heston, Sonny Bono, Etta James, Bill Gates, Robin Williams, Jeff Gordon, Johnny Bench, Bill Cosby and Warren Buffet, to name a few. Many of the autographs include a signed photo designated by an asterisk. (See below to view the entire list.)
Thursday Oct. 10
Live 5 News Anchor Debi Chard will share stories from her career covering news in the lowcountry and around the nation over the last three decades. Earlier this year, Debi was one of a half-dozen local TV anchors invited to the White House to interview President Obama on the country’s aging infrastructure, specifically the Crosstown Expressway drainage project.
Debi’s extensive reporting background includes medical breakthroughs and advances from Charleston’s vast healthcare community and Boeing’s operations in both North Charleston and Puget Sound. (Click Here to Buy Tickets for Debi's Luncheon.)
Friday Oct. 11
Friday’s luncheon will feature Live 5 News Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh who will take us behind the scenes of broadcasting and forecasting weather in the lowcountry for more than 20 years. Bill is an expert on tropical storms and hurricanes, and has covered every system that’s hit the lowcountry since before Hurricane Hugo in 1980.
As a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserve, Bill has a unique perspective on the role of the military community in Charleston. Earlier this year, he published a novel, The Umbrella Option, a thriller of international intrigue set on the high seas. (Click Here to Buy Tickets to Bill's Luncheon.)
Tickets Tickets are $30 per person for the luncheon, with an imaginative three-course meal prepared by Halls Chophouse Executive Chef Matthew Niessner. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with each speaker.
Or, call the 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
Thursday's Autograph Auction
Bob Newhart, Cale Yarborough, Peggy Flemming*, Tom Weiskopf, Doris Day*, Lauren Bacall*, Carl Perkins*, Buck Owens*, Patti Page*, Lionel Hampton, Pete Fountain*, The Van Halen Band, Jerry Lee Lewis*, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis*, Peter Faulk*, Walter Matthau*, Joanne Woodward, Bo Derrick, Vanessa Williams, Lily Tomlin, Eddie Murphy, Liza Minnelli, Barbara Walters*, Payne Stewart, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Collins, Luciano Pavarotti*, Woody Allen, Farrah Fawcett*, Burt Reynolds, Jerry Lewis, Ed Bradley*, Dick Clark, Tom Landry*, Martina Navratilova, Naomi Judd, Astronaut Jim Lovell*, President Gerald Ford*, Jack Nicklaus*, Bill Cosby, Etta James*, Warren Buffett, Pele, Robin Williams, Bob Hope, Lou Holtz, Richard Petty, Johnny Bench
* Includes Signed Photo
Friday's Autograph Auction
John Madden, Chris Evert, Nadia Comaneci*, Gordie Howe, Steve Martin*, Jeff Gordon, Dan Aykroyd, Wynton Marsalis*, Aaron Neville, Tom Jones*, Wynonna Judd, Charleton Heston*, Al Pacino, Larry Hagman, Dr. J, Julius Erving, Roger Staubach, Johnny Unitas*, Andre Agassi, George Steinbrenner*, Reba McEntire*, Patti Labelle, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Anthony Quinn, Sonny Bono, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine, Kirk Douglas, Chevy Chase, Chef Paul Prudhomme *, Johnny Mathis, Jeff Gordon, Johnny Bench, The Bee Gees * (All three brothers), Willie Nelson*, Hank Williams, Jr.*, Morgan Freeman*, Astronaut Gordon Cooper*, Dale Earnhardt, Sr., Jimmy Buffett*, Arnold Palmer, Barbra Streisand, Bill Gates, Yogi Berra*, Harrison Ford, Don Shula, Robert Mondavi, Brett Favre
* Includes Signed Photo