AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION / Discovery Gala 2020 ~ The Wild Wild Lagoon


Discovery Gala 2020

The Wild Wild Lagoon

presented by Carole & John Sanders


August 29th, 2020 - 5:30pm


Across the Wild Wild Lagoon!

Our group of Bandit Board Members have opened their saloons (homes),

to invite 8 - 10 outlaws to each of their posts. Enjoy dinner, Pegasus Estate

Winery wine, and the company of your fellow fugitives in support of the

Wild Wild Lagoon. Your Lagoon Team lawmen will place you at your

saloon sites; locations and details to follow.  Join us on this wild, wild ride

to support the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and it’s investment in

environmental education, conservation and access through trails. 


$100 – Single fugitive - SOLD OUT

$200 – Pair of fugitives - SOLD OUT

$400 – Quartet of fugitives - SOLD OUT


Table of 8: $1250

All 8 guests at the same saloon.

Table of 10: $1500

All 10 guests at the same saloon.

Grub Sponsor: $500

Underwrite Food Costs, with recognition in program.

Bar Sponsor:  $1000.

Bar sponsors receive marketing recognition at the Bar and program.

Saloon Sponsor: $1250.

Saloon sponsors receive prominent marketing recognition including webpage and program.

Town Sponsor:

Anything goes, highest bidder wins (title sponsor): Title sponsor will receive prominent signage, accolades, website recognition, video spotlight, media mentions and 8 tickets.

For more sponsor opportunity information contact: Lisa Rodman or 760-804-1969.

Outdoors After Picnic

$100 per person; two for $150.


Ride down to California Watersports for a social distanced outdoors picnic AFTER the Gala. This picnic begins at 8:15pm; the Gala ends at 8pm.


Enjoy continued libations, a complimentary uber or Lyft home (leave your car safely at California Watersports overnight), Jemma on the Steel Drum along the shores, and private pontoon (8 person only) boat rides on the lagoon.


If you can't make the Gala you are still able to participate in the after picnic!

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Gala Details

At the Wild Wild Lagoon, western attire is recommended.  We suggest you polish your boots and be sure to cover your face wearing a bandana; your fellow fugitives will vote on the best, and you can receive a prize! The menu will vary at each saloon, and some saloons will have Vegan or Vegetarian only selections. So pull up your bootstraps and let us know if you don’t eat no stinking MEAT. A selection of silent and live auction packages will be available online; when the lawmen show up we will virtually connect all saloons together for a fight at the Ok Corral raising funds friends and future lagoon stewards. Giddy up!


What can you expect at the Saloon?

Featuring Venom Vodka, Pegasus Estate Winery Wine, Champagne from 7-11 Oak Street, and Bourbon and liquid death water courtesy of Texas Wine & Spirits! There a different specialty menu at each saloon. Zoom entertainment and promotional features as well as LIVE auction items!

New Hitch – each attendee will receive a piece of glassware/swag and a gift certificate to Texas Wine & Spirits in the Carlsbad Village courtesy of them!

All saloons will be outside, with socially distanced tables and chairs. Food servers will be masked in bandanas and gloves as they wrangle your meal and drinks.

The live auction and raise the paddle portion will all be on your handheld phones so you can safely support the cause.


Each saloon will have a Zoom portion which will feature engaging entertainment, live auction previews and our impact on the


Our Silent Auction will be available before the event, virtually on your handheld or desktop computer.

This hybrid showdown will be as wild as our signature events we have put on in the past. Donating these much-needed dollars provides

environmental education, conservation and access to trails. The future lagoon stewards are counting on us!

Pegasus Estate Winery - Special Pricing AHLF/Donation
 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 

 Retail Price 


 AHLF Price 


 PEGASUS Will donate to AHLF 


 2018 Rosé of Cab 

 Retail Price 


 AHLF Price 


 PEGASUS Will donate to AHLF 


 2017 Sauvignon Blanc 

 Retail Price 


 AHLF Price 


 PEGASUS Will donate to AHLF 


 2017 Chardonnay 

 Retail Price 


 AHLF Price 


 PEGASUS Will donate to AHLF 


 2016 Sauvignon Blanc 

 Retail Price 


 AHLF Price 


 PEGASUS Will donate to AHLF 


 2018 Quadrille Red Blend 

 Retail Price 


 AHLF Price 


 PEGASUS Will donate to AHLF 


To order: Contact Lisa Hewitt (760) 940-9463  or 

Why Are We Raising Money?

The Discovery Center exists to serve our great community and beyond. Donating these much-needed dollars provides environmental education, conservation and access to trails. We need you to reach our goals to remain open, and be able to deliver its same, highly regarded environmental educational programs. The future lagoon stewards are counting on us!


Consider making a donation in place of purchasing a ticket ,

the Wild Wild Lagoon invites you to invest!

Drawing Opportunity

Agua Hedionda is gearing up for Discovery Gala 2020 ~ We are selling $100 opportunity drawing prizes, with a goal of raising $10K by July 28th, and the best part is – you get to win prizes! Win a trip to Kauai for 7 nights in a deluxe two bedroom oceanfront condo at the Point at Poipu. Valued at $3,500! 

Register for our online silent and live auction: 

No you do need to be at the event, you just need to register as a bidder.

Donate to our Live or Silent Auction: 

Do you have a business willing to donate a gift card, service, stay in a hotel, gift or a wild experience? Email:

Donate Food and Beverage: 

Do you own or manage a restaurant willing to help with the catering of this event, or liquor store/brewery/winery willing to donate product? Email:

Town Sponsor - $5,000: Carole & John Sanders

Pony Express Program Sponsor - $2,500: NRG Energy

Gamification Sponsor - $2,000: Grand Pacific Resorts

Saloon Sponsor - $1,250: Brubaker & Associates, The Silva Group

Bar Sponsor - $1,000: Anonymous, Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, Hale & Associates

Silent/Live Auction Sponsor - $750: Gelson’s Market La Costa, New Urban West, Stifel Carlsbad – Gary Endres

Grub Sponsor - $500: Believe in Signs, Borg Norris Attorneys at Law, Edward Jones - Darcy Wolfe, Project Management Advisors, Shazeebo, Stifel Carlsbad – Gary Endres, Wiegand Realty 

Table Sponsors - $1250: Anonymous, Easy Life Management, Mary Kay & Michael Amaro, Matt Hall, Stifel Carlsbad – Gary Endres

In Kind Contributors: 7-11 Oak Ave, Carol Smith, Chris Crespo, Christina McGoldrick, Develop Your Team Kimberly Holmes, Pegasus Estate Winery Wine, Regina Schnell, Sam Ross, Texas Wine & Spirits, Tip Top Meats, Venom Vodka