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Rotary Club Makes 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. a Worthy Cause to Support as Gold Sponsor

The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club is a Gold Sponsor of the 8th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., which is set for 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Sanibel Community Park.

The club was formed by a group of transplanted Rotarians on Sanibel and Captiva, who wanted to be more involved in the community. Through support and sponsorship of fellow Rotarians from Fort Myers Beach, the club was chartered on March 18, 1980 by Rotary International. John Murray served as its first president.

“Our local Rotary Club has been serving it's community proudly all these years, by raising funds to support worthy causes,” said Scot Congress, treasurer of the Rotary Trust Board. “In the 2015-16 year, our club gave more than $140,000 in grants plus pledged $100,000 to the Sanibel Community House Renovation Campaign.”

Additionally, the club has supported organizations ranging from ShelterBox to assist victims of the Nepal earthquake disaster to Sanibel Historical Museum and Human Trafficking Awareness partnerships. The club distributes annual scholarships for local youth, as well as support the Blessings in a Backpack program. It hosts the annual Dictionary Day, when every third-grade student at Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel schools receive a dictionary passed to them by a Rotarian.

“We value the continued support of our islands' Rotary Club,” Ed Ridlehoover, 10K Race committee co-chair. “The club not only raises funds for worthy causes, but its members donate their time in service to our community.”

Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club are welcome to visit a weekly Friday morning breakfast, when there is always an interesting guest speaker, temporarily held at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. For more information, visit sanibelrotary.org.

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