It isn’t every day when a local Vero Beach High School graduate becomes a professional football star then returns home to become a star in his home town.

For all the single ladies around, this is your chance to meet and bid on a date with Zeke Motta, Thursday, December 22 at Grind & Grape, 925 Bougainvillea Lane, Vero’s beachside spot for drinks, mingling and dancing. With Soul Cats the band of the evening, they will step aside at 9 p.m. for the auction, handled with care by Realtor Steve Rennick.

Wondering about Zeke Motta? Motta is one of this year’s star dancers in Dancing with Vero’s Stars! As a 6’2” tall 26 year old, he is a self-admitted “Renaissance Man” and a former Vero Beach High School football standout, a graduate from the University of Notre Dame where he played football and was recognized as the All American Safety at the 2013 National Championship. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, was later injured, and now retired from football he is currently the Brand Ambassador of Chelsea’s on Cardinal. So you name it, Zeke does it…swimming, free diving, surfing, traveling, hiking, Qigong, Yoga, camping and now he is on the auction block for some lucky lady to bid and win the opportunity for a date!

The evening begins at 8 p.m. and ends when the town closes down.  All proceeds from the Auction will go to the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, the organization behind the popular dance competition to be held at Riverside Theatre on May 13th.  And…10% of the entire evening will be donated to the organization by the owners of Grind & Grape…all in the name of Motta.  Each dollar raised is one vote for him in the dance competition.

Be prompt…the formal introduction and bidding for the Zeke Motta date begins at 9 p.m. For more information call 772-538-2211.