The Event

The Skinny


Gainesville Gone Austin


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6pm to 10pm


Hitchcock Farm at Santa Fe River Ranch Alachua, FL


To support the Child Advocacy Center and the needs of child abuse victims in Gainesville and Alachua County.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Child Advocacy Center’s 9th Annual Signature Fundraiser, Gainesville Gone Austin, to be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6pm-10pm, at the Santa Fe River Ranch in Alachua!


If you are interested in sponsoring this years event please complete the Sponsorship Packet and return it to us.

Tickets and Event Check-In

New this Year! We have partnered with the nation’s leading nonprofit event fundraising software provider, Greater Giving, to offer a more streamlined event experience for our guests. This new software allows us to electronically track all tickets eliminating the need to print paper versions. All tickets purchased individually or through a sponsorship will be allocated under the purchasers name (either an individual or organization). Sponsors and individual ticket holders will be contacted one week prior to the event to pre-register their guests via email or telephone. The night of the event, simply give your name at check in. Attendees will also have the option to securely swipe a credit card at check-in to avoid waiting in line to check-out at the end of the night. Your credit card will be tied to your bid number so you can not only participate in the live and silent auctions, but you will be able purchase raffle tickets and more utilizing your bid number. This service is similar to staying at a high-end resort where all of your purchases are tied to your room number. At the end of the night, you can pick up your auction winnings and head home with an itemized receipt of your purchases. We hope you’re just as excited about this new, secure,  process as we are!


Please join us in wearing your best casual country western wear — boots and blue jeans are welcome! Santa Fe River Ranch is a covered outdoor barn so be sure to bring a jacket or sweater for cool fall nights.


Seating will be reserved for Texas Longhorn, Brahman and Angus sponsors only. General seating and high-top tables will be available throughout the venue both indoors and outdoors.

Pass the Hat

It’s our goal to raise $150,000 at this year’s Gainesville Gone Austin. There will be an opportunity for you to participate in “passing the hat” in which cash, checks, pledges and credit card donations will be accepted to help further the Center’s mission and services to abused and neglected children. We hope you will consider participating!


Santa Fe River Ranch is located at 29220 NW 122nd Street in Alachua. Travel time to the Ranch is approximately 40 minutes from downtown Gainesville. For your convenience, below are directions to the beautiful Hitchcock’s Farm.

From I-75:

Take I-75 North to the High Springs exit 404. Turn left onto County Road 236. Travel approximately 4 miles, going straight at the intersection with County Road 241. 122nd Street is a dirt road and will be on the left hand side. Travel approximately 2 miles straight on 122nd Street. Santa Fe River Ranch will be straight ahead.

From 441:

Take 441 to NW 140th Street/County Road 241. Travel north on County Road 241 for approximately .5 miles. Turn left to stay on County Road 241 and travel north another 5.5 miles. Turn right onto County Road 236 and travel approximately 1 mile. 122nd Street is a dirt road and will be on the left hand side. Travel approximately 2 miles straight on 122nd Street. Santa Fe River Ranch will be straight ahead.

Your generous support event will allow services to continue to benefit the most severely abused children in our community. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of the Center, THANK YOU for your support of our mission to break the cycle of abuse in our community.