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10th Annual Evening with the Red Sox scheduled for March 2 at JetBlue Park; Event benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2014) – The 10th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County’s Evening with the Red Sox dinner and auction is scheduled for Monday, March 2, 2015.

For the third consecutive year, the event will be held at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Sox’s 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. The evening will begin at 5:30 and include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, dinner and autograph signings from Red Sox players. Last year’s event included autograph signings by Craig Breslow, Mike Carp and Will Middlebrooks.

“Evening with the Red Sox has grown larger each year and been a consistent sellout for the past four years,” said Jim Larkin, co-chairperson for the event and board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County. “As we celebrate this event’s 10th anniversary, we expect that trend to continue and look forward to providing beneficial programs to our community’s youth at the BGCLC.”

Returning title sponsor for 2015 is Ted Todd Insurance. Additional sponsorships and tables are now available from $1,250 to $10,000. Donations for auction items are also being accepted. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Shannon Lane at 239-334-1886 or email slane@bgclc.net.

Individual tickets for the event are starting at $200 per person.

Funds raised during the event provide more than 30,000 hours of service to more than 420 young people in the community. Last year, more than 1,300 youth demonstrated academic success, character and leadership and healthy lifestyles from the agency’s programs.

“Our Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place for our community’s youth to explore their interests and learn valuable life skills in order to build brighter futures,” said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer for the BGCLC. “All of our programs wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of our community and local businesses during events like Evening with the Red Sox, and we’re thankful for all that we’ve accomplished since the beginning of this special event 10 years ago.”

Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle.

The area’s five Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The BGCLC relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

For more information or to register for the event, contact Shannon Lane at 239-334-1886 or slane@bgclc.net.

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