TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The amount of money raised to pay for the inauguration festivities has reached almost $3 million. The funds are supposed to keep taxpayers from footing the bill for the festivities all while helping a national charity. We break down who has donated and what they'll get in return.
TECO, U.S. Sugar, Expedia, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida are just a few of the companies who have opened their wallets to pay for soon-to-be Governor Scott's inauguration.
Here's what that $25,000 donation gets you:
--10 VIP tickets to the prayer breakfast
--10 VIP tickets to the swearing-in ceremony
--4 VIP tickets to the parade viewing stand with Governor Scott and Mrs. Scott
--4 tickets to the VIP reception prior to the inaugural ball with commemorative VIP picture with Governor and Mrs. Scott
--10 VIP tickets to the inaugural ball
--Listing in all inaugural materials
--Set of commemorative cufflinks
--Commemorative Vineyard Vines tote bag
--One pair of commemorative winter scarves
--Sleeve of commemorative golf balls
The Scott inauguration committee has also teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project. Whatever money is left over after the inauguration will be donated to the charity. The Wounded Warrior Project helps assist members of our military who have been wounded in combat and their families as they transition to civilian life.