Annual sponsor dinner to honor former Ducks Unlimited CFO

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Jan. 21, 2014 – Ducks Unlimited's (DU) 21st annual Wolf River Sponsor Dinner will feature fabulous dining and one-of-a-kind auction items as in past years, and will double as a special event honoring longtime DU CFO Randy Graves. The dinner will be held Feb. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at DU's national headquarters in Memphis, Tenn.

"I’ve been involved with this  event  for 14 years, and I am excited to say this dinner is shaping up to be one of the best we've ever had," said David Marrone, event chairman. "I've worked with Randy for many years and it's truly an honor to be able to recognize his commitment and service to DU."

Included in the list of auction items is a week-long Disney vacation package, several duck hunts, a 75-person crawfish boil, unique firearms and much, much more.

"I'm excited about all the great items we have on this year's auction list," Marrone said. "It's certainly a great time to get involved with DU and this dinner is one of the most exciting of the year."

A new addition this year is the corporate table package that includes 10 seats for dinner and a gift of a Franchi 28-gauge, 48 AL Deluxe shotgun valued at more than $1,200. Corporate tables are available for individuals or companies and are $2,500. Couples' tickets are also available for $325 and individual tickets are $300.

For more information, or to reserve your tickets, call Chris Cole at (601) 259-0669, Jimbo Robinson at (901) 230-2704 or Dave Marrone at (901) 758-3726.

Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit Connect with us on our Facebook page at, follow our tweets at and watch DU videos at

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