Switchboard Bachelor Auction


MIAMI, FL, Jan. 6, 2015 – Switchboard of Miami will host its 2015 Singles for Switchboard Bachelor Auction on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Conrad Miami Hotel in Brickell, giving singles a chance to find their match right before Valentine’s Day. The auction will bring together more than 400 women looking for a chance at love and a date with one of Miami’s 30 most handsome and accomplished bachelors.

In its fifth consecutive year, the bachelor auction has not only built relationships and friendships amongst its participants, but has raised thousands of dollars for this great cause. Founded in 1968, the Miami-based non-profit is the area’s leading provider of telephone counseling, information, referrals, mental health and crisis intervention services.

Switchboard of Miami’s bachelor Auction Host Committee, in partnership with Brickell Magazine, invites Miami’s bachelorettes to purchase their tickets and join us for this unique and fun event. The auction will not only feature handsome bachelors, but also a variety of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music and prizes.

Singles for Switchboard will take place on Friday, Feb. 12 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Conrad Miami Hotel at 1395 Brickell Ave., Level 3. All proceeds from the event go towards supporting Switchboard of Miami’s programs and services in the community.

image001-759At the 2013 bachelor auction, several matches were made including the lovely couple of Brock Metcalf and Catalina Rueda, whose love is still growing after Metcalf took the stage with a teddy bear destined for his winning bidder, a gesture that touched Rueda who lifted her paddle and won the date and, soon after, his heart.

“It was truly a memorable experience that turned out to be a great success for the organization and for us personally,” Rueda said. “A beautiful philanthropist paid good money for an eligible bachelor that night, and we are still together today,” added Metcalf. “We still joke about how we met in such a unique way!”

“We are so grateful for the way our community has come together to support Switchboard of Miami, and awed by the way the Singles for Switchboard Bachelor Auction has evolved over the past five years into one of Miami’s most popular fundraising events. Our event offers eligible bachelors the opportunity to donate their time toward a great cause, while offering professional women the opportunity to donate much-needed funds to Switchboard of Miami. The Singles for Switchboard Bachelor Auction isn’t just your average after-work networking event; this year we’re upping the ante by providing our guests with a more chic, gala after-party style event complete with a DJ and dancing late into the evening! This year, our guests will get more than ever before when they Come for the Bidding and Stay for the Bash,” said Stephanie Grosman, Chair of Switchboard’s Bachelor Auction Host Committee.

Buy your tickets to the 2016 Singles for Switchboard Bachelor Auction for $75 if you register online and $85 at the door. To purchase your tickets and learn more about the event, please visit www.singlesforswitchboard.org.