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Passport to Paradise Reverse Raffle event raises $12,500 for BGCLC

Jillian & Brad Dohack with Shelly Boytos of Design Studio by Raymond

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2013) – More than $12,500 was raised for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County at this year’s annual Passport to Paradise Reverse Raffle event held at The Design Studio by Raymond in Fort Myers on Sept. 26.

“The funds raised at this event will help provide more than 600 hours of individual tutoring for our members,” said BGCLC Chief Professional Officer Shannon Lane. “Our members’ daily tutoring and homework assistance have shown successful results, as the Boys & Girls Clubs currently holds a 3.03 grade point average as an organization.”

The goal of a reserve raffle event is not to have your ticket called. The last person standing won a $5,000 gift certificate to The Design Studio by Raymond. Other prizes were also awarded throughout the event including a sunset plane ride with champagne and Norman Love chocolates.

More than 130 people attended the event. The night included live music from Underground, and food and beverages from Bangkok Tai, Cantina Laredo, DaRuma Suncoast Beverage, Stillwater Grille and The Crazy Olive.

“This particular event is always a lot of fun, and it allows us to reconnect with Club supporters after a long summer,” said Lane. “We look forward to the 3rd Annual Passport to Paradise next Sept. 25, 2014.”

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Clubs provide safe places where children can learn, grow, receive help with homework and develop coping skills that assist them in avoiding destructive influences in a fast-paced, complex world. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to our programs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County or to arrange a tour, please call 239-334-1886 or visit www.BGCLC.net.

Kim Owens & Don Taylor of Trophy Case

Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Todd

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